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Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite
Long ago there was a fairy tale. It spoke of a dragon knight. A being born of divinity who helped those in need and banished evil wherever it was found. Now darkness has come to Halorum, and has reached deeper into the kingdom than ever before, breaching the sanctity of the King's prayer room, displaying a power none who came before it had - this was just the beginning. For a long time this threat had been hidden from the people, and the Reaper Knights had protected them, but as the darkness spreads and gains ground, such obscurity seems impossible to maintain. Ancient quests and looming danger lie before the world, offering hope to force back the darkness. Xov's influence and corruption is growing, the undead rise, and everything seems lost. Can a hero rise, can the people fend off the threat, or will they be consumed?
There's an old style fantasy charm to Serdar Aydemir's Halorum that, in places, put me in mind of Witcher. A valiant quest, with side quests to overcome obstacles before them. More than once I found myself smiling at the charm and feel of the book. I really liked the strength of character in Paulira and Artemetis. That said, I found all the characters to be well rounded with depth and their own individual personalities. If you're looking for a tale of heroes, armies, epic struggles, conflict, hope, and despair woven to create a gripping, action packed tale where gods and mortals and all in between dwell, then this is a book for you. An epic tale of light and darkness that is certain to entertain.