Their depature is complicated by Wolflang's elf fiancee - Lenna following them in jilted pursuit. She is also loved by Afeclin and seems in a hurry to marry the reluctant Wolflang, which makes for an interesting love triangle.
The human, Afelclin, is found to have magical powers and wishes to find a wizard to study under. He searches for the most powerful wizard in the land and leaves his friends to pursue his own quest. Wolflang wants to join the Scorpius Legion, and poor Lenna meets with trouble. I thought it a bit unfortunate that the three main characters separate and each has their own completely different storyline. I suspect that their stories will intertwine over the series, but for this novel, they are not related.
Kaberry writes with a very descriptive style and I found myself immersed in her wonderful fantasy world of Titania. I love her descriptions of the scenery, although sometimes it did slow the pace of the novel.
There are some wonderful ideas introduced in the book including the lawfabex, habatchiees, shemalks, Afeclin's gem, and a pretty darn cool ship. Leisl's Twitter hashtag is Lawfabex and I suspect this is her favourite creature. It has the front half of a bear and back half of a wolf, with a horn on its forehead. I thought these fierce creatures a great original concept and hope they will feature in future episodes.
The story started a little slowly, but turns into an exciting adventure, where you never know what will happen next. The ending leaves you wanting more, so hopefully the next installment will be out sometime soon. I recommend this book for fantasy readers of all ages and especially folks who enjoy the Hunters of Reloria series.
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