Pursued by the vicious Father Ivory and his Nightshades, Malik and his charges become the center of a grassroots movement that quickly blossoms into a full-fledged revolution. Their problems are compounded when news of their exploits draws the attention of Malik’s former Captain, a swordsman of legendary prowess who will not stop until Malik and his followers are dead.
As the final battle approaches, Malik must face both his inner demons and his former master in a duel that will determine the fate of the free people of Miscony.
Review by: Scott
Father Ivory plays as a truly horrific villain. His lust for power and inability to deal with anything that he vaguely sees as a challenge to his authority combined with the fact that he is losing his mind make for a scary figure.
Overall the story had a good flow keeping me involved. There were some plot elements that were pretty familiar, including what could have been a kind of big reveal toward the end of the book. If you are a fan of traditional fantasy novels, especially ones that have lots of hand to hand combat this could be a good book for you.