Roan and Kay are orphans. A fire destroys their old life, but they have one chance to enter the School of Faith. They are given one month to pass the entry trials, but as Roan excels and Kay fails, their devotion to each other is put to the test.
They swore they would face everything together, but when the stakes are losing the life they’ve always dreamed of, what will they do to stay together? What won’t they do?
The above synopsis is taken directly from Amazon.com.
This is the first novella in what I imagine will be a multi chaptered story about two orphans who have grown up listening to stories of heroes and have a chance to emulate them by gaining entrance to a fabled school. Roan easily excels at sword fighting and gains his powers by the first day. Kay struggles to find a place in this world so she can remain with Roan. Friendship, love and honor are the underlining themes to this story, and while they are developing in this chapter, I can see how the choices Roan and Kay make in this chapter, may affect their view of each other in the future.
I think we have all wanted to achieve something so badly, and watched someone else achieve that goal without effort. In our youth maybe studying hard for decent grades when it seems to come naturally to others, or as we grow older the promotion we watch someone else attain. I think this story may teach its reader that the struggle to achieve your goals may be worth the effort. At least I hope that is the direction these authors are going to take. I will be looking for the second installment of this story and recommend that you all take a couple of hours to read the first.
A copy of this book was provided to me by NetGalley and the publishers Gelineau and King for an unbiased review.
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