The penultimate audiobook in the Obernewtyn Chronicles.
'It came to me then, like a chilly draught from an unseen gap that I had always known in my deepest heart that it would be like this, a slipping away from a life full of people I had come to love, in a place I had helped to shape, in a land I had helped to free.'
The time has come at last for Elspeth Gordie to leave the Land on her quest to find and stop the computer machine Sentinel from unleashing the deadly Balance of Terror arsenal. But before she can embark on her journey, she must find a lost key. And although she has long prepared for this day, nothing is as she anticipated.
Elspeth's search will take her where she never thought to go, and bestow upon her stranger companions than any she ever imagined. It will lead her far from her destination to those she believed lost forever. And it will test her, as she has never been tested before....
The story kept me enthralled. the author's reading was beyond that of many paid narrators. I cannot wait to get the next audio book in the USA.
Just a bit disappointed, Elsbeth does not really further her quest, considering the length. I am looking forward to some more action in the next instalment.