This was probably the best so far. Questions you asked your self before are answered and more are created. Who are Liathano's parents?, what happened in the great weaving when they first got rid of the Aoi?, and much more and many questions arise. There is so much going on wih so many characters, that the plots just keep twisting. Alain and Adica are just excellent characters. We meets creatures that we did not know of before, much is told in visions.
The good things I like about this series is that the characters are well drawn out, you know exactly what the character feel, there dilema's and more. Another thing is the Dreams and Visions of past, present and future, which gives you little information each time, I just like visions in books. The only downside to this book that I can think of is the story can slow down quite abit in parts, and abit too much detail in the books. The ending really speeds up, and so much happens at the end, you just sit down after reading it just thinking.
At the end of the book you'll won't be able to wait for the final book in the series (Hurruy up Elliot). Highly recommend the series to all.
Here's whats written at the back of the book: 'Lost and alone in an unknown country, Alain struggles to survive as he is unwittingly drawn into an ancient conflict between humankind and their old enemy, the Cursed Ones.
Separated from her husband and child, Liath must undergo her greatest test in a land of exile. Only here can she hope to discover the truth of her parentage and learn the extent of her remarkable powers.
Mourning the loss of his wife, the bastard prince Sanglant seeks his father, King Henry, to warm him about the conspiracy of powerful sorcerers who wish to destroy the Aoi, the Lost Ones, once and for all - no matter how much destruction their magic will unleash.
But King Henry's gaze is fixed on the throne of Aosta and the imperial crown left vacant for two generations. As a Quman army, sweeping in from the eastern steppes, ravages the Wendish countryside, Henry marches south, ignoring the pleas of his beleaguered subjects.
The great cataclysm, foretold in the stars, is approaching. '