Barbarians, bringing death and slavery, invade and all but destroy the Kingdom of Zell. The only hope for the people's salvation lies with a young peasant boy. Gifted with a sense of justice by the god Li, this child, named Justi, will grow to be a young man blessed with the power to save the kingdom, meanwhile cursed with a power to kill-a power beyond his control. The prophecy of this wounded land has foretold of Justi's coming and his meeting with another of the gifted, a young and beautiful girl his age who carries a great secret. But those who stop at nothing, influenced by the dark power of Dar, use kidnapping, assassination, and seduction to block their union and prevent them from fulfilling their destiny. With help from many Zellish, Justi must use powers at his command to avert disaster and to face the one fear that has haunted him: killing an innocent.
|Publisher:||Leo Publishing, LLC.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The story of "Justi the Gifted" captures you from the very first page. It peeks your interest as it transports you back in time to the "Kingdom of Zell" during the medieval times. The story map helps place the characters as they journey through the treacherous valleys and swamps fighting all sorts of evil. The characters are well written and come to life before you as the story unfolds. You find yourself really liking Justi and his supernatural powers. It keeps your interest right to the very end. The ending grabs you by surprise and leads you to believe there will be a sequel. I hope so!
This is a fun read! The story weaves together intricate stories and characters, leaving you wondering how each piece will ultimately fit together. The land of Zell feels other-worldly, complete with unusual names and a detailed map of the geography. The combination of medieval and supernatural have hints of Tolkien, while the descriptions of terrain and focus on nature lend a Native American effect. A great read for getting snowed in (as I did) or on vacation.