Quest of Fire: The Gathering Dark
By Brett Armstrong
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy/Christian Fantasy
Release date: April 2019
Jason is an expert at running from his past. When it catches up, he finds himself hiding in a peculiar inn listening to a tale from centuries past.
The story is Anargen’s, a teen who is pulled from all he loves to follow his oaths of loyalty to the fabled King of the Realms. Together with his mentor, Cinaed, he rides north on a special quest to mediate peace talks between ancient foes—the men of Ecthelowall and the dwarfs of Ordumair. Nothing goes as planned. Many on both sides of the dispute despise Anargen’s Order. Worse, an arcane evil has returned to the North. This “Grey Scourge” seeks to ruin the peace talks and ensure a lost treasure held by the dwarfs is never found by those for whom it is meant.
As Anargen’s story unfolds, Jason begins to wonder whether it is truly just a fable. He soon finds himself drawn to the conflict Anargen faced—a battle which has shaped and can destroy the world.
The Gathering Dark was a little hard to get into at first because the writing style is similar to that of books from the 1800s to early 1900s. But, with all books from that period, once you get used to the style, it’s easy going from there.
I found the book to be a quiet read. Not explosive, or gripping, but more like listening to an oral story beside a warm fireplace. It’s very different from most books in that respect.
The Gathering Dark was a pleasant read and I enjoyed it.
I rate it: 3 stars
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About the Author
I’m a Christian, a writer, a full-time programmer, a husband, a dad, and quite often sleep-deprived. Not necessarily ranked in order of importance, except #1.
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