SENSUALITY RATING: NO profanity; NO Euphemistic "code words; NO sexual encounters
GENRE: Adventure fiction; YA; Romance; Travelogue
SETTING: Castle Ahlen to Sheas Harbor to Thandrel's Fjord
CENTRAL MALE CHARACTERS: Prince TORIAN AHLEN - Ahlen Cornerstone; GARITH - protector, close friend, born leader; RINK - 13 year old stable hand becomes flag bearer.
CENTRAL FEMALE CHARACTERS: EMARIYA WARREN - 2nd Stone, daughter of a Roth and Warren Cornerstones; VALENCIA ROTH WARREN - controlling; JESSA – great friend, loving and faithful servant; CARAH - protector, guider.
SYNOPSIS: Emariya and her betrothed, Prince Torian, travel to Sheas Harbor to look for her father, Lord Oren Warren. She believes that he is being held prisoner there. The Separatists believe that 3 cornerstones converging making one stone will be too much power in one person's hands. Torian's army is "forced" to split directions along the journey to Sheas.
WHAT I LIKED: Guidance by a great grandmother. And, a sacrifice and life is given.
WHAT I DID NOT LIKE: Sometimes Emariya and Torian's relationship was a bit sappy.
OVERALL RATING: (5) stars because I really enjoy stories about various Kingdoms, not all the same, and magical abilities. Cannot wait for happenings in Eltar in book 3.