Debonair, a witch from the Unspoken Lands, has meddled in the forbidden practice of magic and created an army of nightmarish proportions. When sixteen-year-old Astanyx and his two best friends return from a hunting trip to find their small town of Polca reduced to smoke and ash, they find themselves thrust into a battle for which they haven't been trained.
With the help of his comrades, including an esteemed warrior, one of the last great wizards and a princess they've sworn to protect, Astanyx must fight to unite the kingdoms of the humans, dwarves and elves. He must ask forbidden questions that no one wants to answer, questions about Talimura's dark history. As Debonair's brutal warriors lay siege to the kingdoms, Astanyx is driven to pursue a fateful quest for a blade powerful enough to defeat the malevolent witch before she destroys the three kingdoms and unleashes an unspeakable ancient evil.
Summary from Goodreads
This was a thrilling Lord of the Rings meets Eragon.
I am going to start out by telling you how awesome this book is. I loved reading it and it always kept me trying to guess what was going to happen next.
This book was written in third person point of view, so you don't really get inside the heads of the characters, which I really would have enjoyed. (That's probably because I read so many first person point of view books insert smiley face here.) But as I continued reading the book, it would have been difficult to write it from a first person point of view since there are many characters that the author follows.
On to the characters. Like I said before, there are a lot of characters in this book. If you do not pay close attention and keep every character (and I mean every one) in your head, it can get a little confusing. It's not that hard to figure out characters if you have forgotten them, but it is a little confusing when they show up and you don't remember who they are. Lastly, the main characters were easy to fall in love with (but maybe that's just my weakness I have for books.)
If you like thrilling books, read Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch. The book almost immediately gives you questions and as soon as you get your questions answered, you get another round of questions. That pattern continues all throughout the book which really keeps it interesting. I can not think of a single slow part in this book. The action started with in the first chapter and continued all the way through to the very end.
Angel Haze did a wonderful job of writing this book and I can't wait to see what happens to Astanyx, Luccia, Barret, and Zaygos along with all the other characters in Angel's next books coming out next year.