Series: The Godslayers
Author: Tam Chronin
Review by: Dani Hoots
I was just a child.
A wizard came to my town. He came to find me. In a fiery blast I lost my home, my friends, my family. The entire town was obliterated.
I grew up a fugitive, surviving on the charity of others. As I hid, my powers grew. The nightmares grew as well. Something was welling up from within me. Something that could not be contained.
As an adult I took my place among the wizards. I ruled my country as a figurehead, a puppet of those with greater power or experience. I wasn’t to be trusted, or even talked to, for five long years.
The other wizards decided my fate. I was to be imprisoned, watched, guarded by the very wizard responsible for the death of my parents.
I had to lose everything, even my sense of self, before I found out who I was, and who my real enemies are.
Tam does a great job bringing her character to life. Agrad is given a lot of depth as he has his family taken away from him and he has to make it on his own. He felt really real in the way he had to cope with everything that had happened in his life, giving the story a more realistic aspect versus being pure fantasy.
Secondly, I found how the villain in this series very multidimensional as well. There is more this story, and we see throughout the book that maybe he isn’t really a villain but someone who had to live by his own circumstances. I really liked him a lot and wanted to learn more.
The world building in this book is great and I definitely recommend to anyone who loves dark fantasy!