Stop here if you're a fan of Sanderson and Jorden. This auther is young and the book could use a better editor, but the author has the potential to be a great epic writer. I love the novel magic system and the way the second half of the story flowed. Michael Kramer brings life to the story and likely plays a part of why this story, along with the unique magic system, kept reminding me of Sanderson and Jordan.
This is an excellent sword and sorcery tale. I was fully engaged from the start and I can't wait for the next in the series. I hope that's not to far off. I love Morgan Rice's Sorcerers Ring series too, so I'm not suprised that this would be just as great as those books. Wayne Farrell is an excellent narrator and a perfect fit for this story. i highly recommend this one.
I love this series. It's the story of a very young man who unwittingly becomes a hero and the story tells of his growth and of his heros journey. It's a story of sword and sorcery and love, and the love part is appropriate for all ages and not mushy, or over done. If you like sword and sorcery books with elves and monsters then this is a book you'll probably like as much as I do.