T. Sae-Low
YA/Fantasy Myth

As rumors swirl across the war torn lands of Eos of a possible Candidate—the long prophesied savior of peace— young Raden Nite finds himself unexpectedly chosen to discover the truth to these rumors. Raden’s top-secret mission will send him and his closest friends on a heart-pounding adventure through the mysterious Voras Mountains, the impenetrable fortress of Sargatum, and deep into strange new lands where dangerous enemies await.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Disputed Lands, Prince Aric sits third in line to the crown of Vicedonia. Seeking to escape the overwhelming shadow of his elder brother, and to prove to his father, the king, that he is indeed a worthy successor, Aric embarks on a path into the darkest corners of Eos. On his journey, he will encounter the sinister magic of the Dark Forest, the epic battlegrounds of Lake Raphia, and discover the harsh realities of what it truly means to be king.

In the first book of the Prophecy Rock Series, fates will collide in this epic tale of action, loyalty, and love, where the ultimate meaning of true sacrifice will be discovered.

Uncaged Review: I like the premise of this book
and the author does a great job describing the lands
and the two distinct dynasties. I would caution
readers, that this is marketed as a Young Adult, and
I would keep that to older teens as the battles are
brutal and may be a bit much for younger teens.

The pace is pretty slow although it does kick in
around the halfway point, but it also takes awhile
for this world to really sit well with the reader, it
doesn’t fully realize itself easily. I think the main
issue I had with this one is that there were so many
things going on without explanation too soon, that
it caused a disconnect with the reader. All in all, I
enjoyed the book and it’s a solid fantasy.
Reviewed by Cyrene

4 Stars