What This Book is About…
Rescued, recruited, and trained by the mysterious Conclave of Shadows, Tal Hawkins, hero of Talon of the Silver Hawk has become one of their most effective operatives. But to destroy the nemesis who annihilated his people, the evil Duke of Olasko, Tad must sell his soul. Masquerading as a noble from the far western territory of the Kingdom of the Isles, he must insinuate himself into the duke’s confidence and carry out his most heinous and dangerous commands―even though it means betraying his own moral code.
Driven to the brink, Tal eventually defies the duke―and is imprisoned and left to die in the Fortress of Despair. But the determined young man will not be beaten. Alone, armed only with his courage and wits, Tal makes a daring escape. Returning to Olasko, he will finally brings revenge on his hated enemy.
What I thought…
The evolution of Tal has most definitely been worth the read. He has found that he has a destiny chosen for him by some other power. This book also delves much deeper into why the Duke of Olasko has any interest in wanting Tal’s people dead. A question that becomes more intriguing the further the story gets.
Overall, the book is well written as always and in a language which puts images into the readers mind with amazing creative settings and characters which I here found to be unforgettable for lack of better words.
I have enjoyed this book and feel that it has made a great second novel to this series. I recommend this book all fantasy lovers, of the adult age group. I give this book a rating of 8/10 stars.