In a land where magic was created through the spilling of blood, turmoil is looming. Grief and despair flood the land of Todor, and its creators–the omniscient Deis–consider destroying it altogether. That is, until a single spot of joy attracts their attention: the idyllic village of Aerie. Believing in the hope found there, the Deis give Todor one more chance. They place three infants within this village who are unknowingly tasked with ending Todor’s suffering and saving all creation.
This book is so awesome, oh my God, I loved it! Actually, I loved all three books in the trilogy.
This series is a definite must read for all high fantasy fans because if you haven’t read it, you’re seriously missing out. So much. Gah! I mean, this book is so good!
The writing is amazing. The plot is amazing. The characters are amazing. Everything is amazing and this is so good! Yes, I’m sounding really repetitive, but this is such a good story! I can’t help it!
I’m not going to start writing what I loved about the characters, but there is so much and I don’t have all day to just sit here and write, but they’re amazing. The character development throughout the series is so good. Not all books have such amazing development. I really like that. I mean, all these multi faceted characters and then it’s their journey and it’s everything rolled into one and they come out on top. They win some and they lose some, but hey! They learn. That’s important. Like I said, really good character development.
The worldbuilding is another huge plus about this story. It’s great. Every little element has been constructed carefully and showcased brilliantly. There’s so many things going on and it’s exciting to see what’s going to happen next. The plot is really engaging that way.
And the chapters are written in alternating POVs of the three leads, so it gives us a whole lot of insight about them. What they were, what they are now. All of it, explained really well. The one issue I had was that the chapters were really long and I struggled with that quite a few times.
Overall, this entire trilogy is amazing and you must definitely read it if you’re a fan of fantasy, because if you don’t you’re missing out on so much!