This third installment in the Riothamus series is about Arantur’s quest to defeat the enemy warleader. He and his hand-picked group of loyal friends and mages travel deep into enemy territory. Along the way, Arantur encounters ghosts from the past, gains unexpected allies, and travels through a forest with mysterious properties. Tragedy strikes along the journey, and Arantur must capture and understand his ability so he can defeat the warleader with the help of his friends. I would rate this 759-page book 4.5 stars out of 5 because I really liked the battles and the suspense when the main character’s life was on the line.