A new series from award winning Author, C.R. Richards: The epic tale continues. A new covenant has been forged in the chaos of war. Its price is nothing less than the Bearer of the Lion Ring’s soul.
The rivalry for dominance over the continent of Andara has taken a dark turn. Eternal enemies – the Jalora and the Sarcion – pit their forces against one another in bloody battle. Good weakens, betrayed by the very humans it has sworn to protect. Valdeon, its stronghold on Andara, falls to sword and flame. The fires of its destruction are set alight by barbaric invaders from across the sea. Their brutal hand conquers the land in a night, exiling the Lords of Valdeon - Sacred Guard of the Covenant. Cut off from the center of their power, the Jalora’s greatest heroes are helpless to defend their homeland.
Hope still lingers. Seth D’Antoiné, Bearer of the Lion Ring, journeys to the great Obsidian Citadel seeking a magical relic, the Book of Ancients. Its power could hold the key to Andara’s defense. He alone can open its pages, sparking the magic into life and restoring the Jalora’s waning power. Finding the book won’t be easy. Elusive Obsidian Gates - appearing and then vanishing again by their own will - keep the secret of the book’s location well hidden.
In the depths of the mountain fortress, he finds treachery and intrigue hiding within its walls. Can Seth open the Book of Ancients before the Sarcion’s men find him? Or will the power of Good leave the land forever? Andara’s future awaits behind the Obsidian Gates…
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Seth D’Antoine has recovered the Lion Ring but the forces of evil are continuing to rise. Thankfully his best friend and squire Riley is there to help him out. But they are cut off from Andara from the enemies. There is hope at the Obsidian Citadel. There the Book of Ancients resides and if Seth can get to it and read it he can restore the failing power of Jalora. But just like in the first book, those that are against him are numerous and determined to stop him. I love this series. You have action and adventure, betrayal and hope, and the possibilities of a kid rising to challenge to become a great leader. But the road to get to this point is full of evil, betrayal, and loss. But it is how you respond to this that defines you. I loved following Seth, he is a great person and shows strength and heart. Of course I really enjoy Riley and how he is Seth’s best friend and strongest supporter. This is a great series for young adults and adults. It is easier to get into this books since you already know the world. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. I received The Obsidian Gates from Sami at Roger Charlie for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.