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The story of Errol, the priest Martin and the reader Luis Patrick W. Carr began in A Cast of Stones continues in the second installment of this Christian fantasy trilogy. Martin and Luis are accused of messing with the election process of who will be the next king after the childless one dies. Errol faces the charge of consorting with spirits and is condemned to go Merakh, the land of the kingdom’s enemies, to find and kill Sarin Valon, a powerful reader of the church who was thought murdered. Not only is he still alive, but a demon possesses him. Basically, Errol views this a death sentence. On the way, his heart is touched by the love of and for a princess, who flees to his side rather than stay behind and forced to marry a man she loathes. His heart is also sorely wounded by the devastating knowledge of his father’s identity. Throughout the tale, Errol and his companions face betrayal and multiple threats to their lives, as well as brief moments of joy and unexpected friendship. Merakh holds many secrets.
I liked being with Errol again. I hope everything works out for him, but there are many enemies about. What perilous roads he and his companions must still tread only Deas knows.
Have you read this book? What did you think?