It's not often that books of this quality are free or nearly free. This is the third book of a series, and it is just as good as the first two. The characters have changed somewhat, but Catrin is still the main character that the story evolves around. Her quest in the first two books continues, she is trying to find peace among the nations of the world. She has now turned 18 and her powers have grown, but she doesn't understand why she has been picked to complete this daunting task, she is always unsure of herself, she is frail, and doesn't feel as strong as she really is. She is loved, feared, and hated by the nations of the world. Catrin is fulfilling the ancient prophesy of the coming of the Herald, which is Catrin. In her travels, over land, seas, and the desert she meets new people and new dangers. All of the places she travels are a threat to her, and her guardians lives. There are more strange creatures, that seem to be waiting around every corner, many are enemies that turn into friends. Catrin tries to show them that all citizens of the lands are alike, while the greatest evil is waiting for a confrontation with her.
The very exciting story is well written, as are the first two, Brian Rathbone does another excellent effort in the telling the of story, it pulls you in. An excellent read for anyone liking adventure, action, suspense, fantasy mixed with a little off the supernatural. Very entertaining