This one is a great book from a pretty awesome series. I’m not sure why this novel confused me so much when I know I loved the others. I think a re-read may have to be on the cards. The series is one that can be read over and over without losing interest!
Darkmage by M L Spencer
When Darien’s own brother unseals the Well of Tears, Darien is the last Sentinel left alive to defend his homeland. Now he is faced with an impossible decision: either watch everything he knows shatter—or forsake his oath of peace to become an instrument of pure destruction. Accompanied by Naia, a priestess of Death, Darien embarks on a harrowing journey to save the people of the Rhen. But will he lose his own soul in the process?