Goodreads: Path of a Novice
Author: R. K. Lander
Published: 20th October 2017
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 5/5 (It was amazing)
Official Summary: “A land at war, a failing king, a light in the forest …
Centuries ago, the powerful Alpine lords colonised the Great Forest. The native Silvan elves were accepting at first, but one elf’s lust for power is threatening peace and driving a wedge between the two, immortal races. Leaders against followers, commanders against warriors.
Fel’annár is an orphan with a million questions and no answers – his Silvan mother died and no one speaks of his Alpine father. With the face of an Alpine and the heart of a Silvan, the boy steps into this conflicted world with nothing in his pocket but a dream: to be a Silvan captain in an army commanded by Alpines, an army desperately struggling to hold its borders.
Fel’annár’s path as a novice warrior will teach him more than warfare. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, he must learn to deal with his personal conflicts and with an emerging power he is yet to understand.
From recruit to novice warrior and beyond, Fel’annár is the Silvan that could change the balance of power and alter his world forever.” – Goodreads
Review: It took me a little while to get into it, it was more getting used to the style and the names. The names I didn’t really get used to them, but that was more to do with me being dyslexic than anything else. Once I did get into the book, I was hooked and thoroughly enjoyed myself reading the story.
I enjoyed the gradual expansion of the world being built, of the story unfolding with every single page. It was one of the stories where you read through the pages eager for the next gem that added more layers and context to the story.
The main thing that sucked me in was how the main character was done. You could see, some of the other characters could see how huge a role he was going to become. It took you on the start of that journey, it made you get excited about what was around the corner. It made you go oo that part could mean this or that. That and the fighting was so on point. I got extremely invested in the important scenes. Some I had to reread because they were just that good.
(Disclaimer: Received a copy from the Author. Does not affect my review.)