Do some choices change us too much for us to ever change back?
There was a time when Alaric was a Keeper, one of the men entrusted with counseling the queen, protecting the people’s histories and ancient stories, and working magic in defense of the land.
But in a desperate attempt to save his dying wife, he has sacrificed it all— abandoning his duties, betraying his deepest beliefs and falling ever deeper into darkness.
So far, he has done nothing but fail, and his wife’s time is growing short.
Now, haunted by his past, Alaric has found one last chance at a cure, hidden in a magical Wellstone buried a century ago. With the help of a handful of quirky companions, the stone—and the cure—are finally within his grasp.
But he’s not the only one searching for the Wellstone.
His quest grows more perilous as he discovers that his companions are harboring dangerous secrets their own. It becomes almost impossible when he unearths rumors of a gathering shadow threatening the land—whispering of the return of a dark lord, thought to be defeated.
To face this enemy, and have any chance of saving his wife, Alaric needs to be the Keeper he used to be, not the broken man he has become.
Can he put the failures and pain of his past behind him to stand against the approaching threat? Or, in the face of all the growing shadows, will it be the darkness within himself that destroys everything?
I had to have teared up at least 3 times while reading this heart breaking book. But I loved every minute of it, and think you should read it!
the characters or complex, full of emotions, and working through the past life choices, while battling future life choice. It gives one a lot to think about in their own life. I loved this world, and so excited to see where the story takes us. This book was a very complete story in itself, no cliff hanger ending, just a well packaged story.