Lucia is sixteen years old and about to become a Viscountess. In the space of a few hours she will lose both of her parents and be helping to protect the knights who fight for the kingdom. Lucia is about to be tested in many ways. She will learn things she never knew along the way and they will help to strengthen her. Lucia will also question the Dragon Order and the very way in which they are supposed to protect the helpless. Many kings and knights will lose their lives to the Harhn and the dark powers of the Elves. Traitors will be exposed and heroes will walk where lowborn serfs use to be. The question is can they hold out long enough to protect Lucia and the little girl? Both are equally important to the Dragon Order. They have a little something extra in their genetics that makes them very special. One man will become King and recognize the young daughter he was never sure about. They will all grow spiritually, emotionally and mentally.
This is one of the greatest books of its kind. Filled with sorcery, magic, both good and bad and a chance to set things right in the Hugue, this book takes you on an adventure you'll never forget. Well written with clearly defined characters, Jack Whitsel gives us a book we can get lost in and learn from. I loved the growth of Lucia that even she didn't expect. The battles are emblazoned with the most entrancing descriptions. You can smell the foul stench and feel the hits with axes and swords. I enjoyed this book immensely.
I found only one minor issue.. *smile* I'd like to have seen a bit more of a love story between Lorrette and Baudouin.
I gave this one 5 out of 5 books and hope you'll get your copy today!