The next instalment of the New Blood saga continues on it’s journey of getting the rightful heir back on the throne. Ellis and Natharr must navigate hostile threats to find those that the Guardian Saw could help them.
The future of all men relies on the Guardian of Maarihk. Can he make amends after choosing happiness over duty?
Despite the Guardian of Maarihk being condemned as anathema, and his very existence relegated to legend, Natharr resumes his ancient responsibilities as Mankind’s protector. He joins with a mysterious Firstborn companion, Ellis the Elder, to journey into the snowy reaches of Biraald, where his Sight promises he will find those who secretly adhere to the ways of the Olde Gods.
Although Biraaldi bloodlines show their Firstborn heritage more clearly than even in Maarihk itself, the two nations have never enjoyed peace. It has been far worse since the rise of Brandt the Usurper to Maarihk’s throne. Natharr and Ellis must navigate threats not only against the Firstborn, but the Maarihkish, as they seek out the sympathizers he Saw who are brave enough to resist Maarihk’s tyranny. Only then can the damage be repaired from when Natharr chose personal happiness with Darshelle and the young crown prince over his weighty responsibilities as Guardian of Maarihk.
W.D. Kilpack does it again with ‘Order of Light’, following on from the fantastic ‘Crown Prince’, we get to find out more about Ellis and Natharr as they go on their quest to find the sympathisers they need to get the Prince back on the throne.
In a supposedly sleepy village is where they find the people they are looking for, who have been under the careful watch of the garrison for years. However, behind closed doors, there is a different story to tell and Natharr has to work out how they can use this to their advantage.
A great fantasy book with all the world-building you’d expect from this author. Getting more back story and introducing different, important characters and how they’ve been affected gives you even more insight into where this story is heading.
I really enjoyed this book, and although I felt the ending was a little rushed and abrupt, I’m looking forward to reading book three!
Thanks to Love Books Tours and W.D. Kilpack III for the opportunity to read and review this book.