Layer in the lushly imagined world of the Endarian Continent. Add the story of Blade, the king’s assassin, who embarks on a parallel quest that will eventually bring him and Lorness Carol together in ways they never expected. Apply a roiling blend of menace, magic, monsters, political intrigue, and even moments of surprising humor, and you start to get a sense of the enveloping allure of this story.
We’ve all dealt with the tension between what’s expected of us and what we envision for ourselves, and as Lorness Carol navigates the dangerous crossroads of her duty, her desires, and her fate, I felt a visceral sense of many competing forces at work, and often at odds, whether she and the other characters realize it or not (more often the latter).
The resulting sense of discovery and wonder left me more excited than has any epic fantasy I’ve read in the last few years, and I sincerely hope you’ll join me in escaping, even getting lost, in the world of the Endarian Prophecy.
- Jason Kirk, Editor