Noah, 20-year-old rebel without a cause, finds himself teaming up with Jaden, an illegitimate prince, and Kitera, Captain of the Castle Guard, to find a magical catalyst which everyone seems to be after. Except, they're all in it for their own reasons, constantly keeping dangerous secrets from one another.
Much despite himself, Noah gets mixed up in power struggles. One for the throne, and the other at the very heart of the forces that black mages like him control. Until he has no choice but to face a frightening question. Do they really control anything?
"This is strong writing, and nothing here is simple, not even the "dragon" to slay. Come for the black magic and the quest for the Catalyst, stay for the wonderful, engaging characters and the skillfully wrought political scene."
tlryder - Island of Lost Toys Reviews