By Darkness Hid
Book 1, Blood of Kings
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Darkness divides the land.
Half of Er'Rets is locked beneath an impenetrable shroud. On the side that still sees the sun, two young people struggle to understand the mind-communication abilities thrust upon them.
It's called bloodvoicing. Some say it's a gift. One of the newly "gifted" wish it had never come.
Achan had been a slave all his life. Worse than a slave—a stray. He is consigned to the kitchens of a lord and forced to swallow a foul potion every day. When an enigmatic knight offers to train Achan for the Kingsguard, he readily accepts. But his new skills with the sword do not prepare him for the battle raging between the voices in his head.
Vrell Sparrow is not who she seems. She masquerades as a boy to avoid capture by the powerful forces that seek to exploit her. But Vrell feels called to help a young squire who recently discovered his bloodvoicing gift, even if doing so requires her to work with those who could destroy her.
While Achan learns to use his new ability, Vrell struggles to shut hers down. All the voices strive to learn Achan and Vrell's true identities—and a different kind of voice is calling them both.
Toward a destination that is by darkness hid.
I thought I would read a chapter or two to see if I were interested in reading any more. Lo and behold, I was hooked till the end! And I downloaded the next book in the series.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good and interesting read!
First five stars I've given in a long time. Totally unexpected since it was a free download. Who knew this little gem was hiding in my books yet to read. I rarely buy books...unless they are sweeping epics. This had that bit of fantasy with an awesome surprise I didn't expect. Just downloaded the next two installments. Remember, I hardly ever buy books, so that's huge.