Daniel and Aidan have spent their lives apart from the rest of the kingdom of Castiglias and its subjects. For the last three years, they have been left with only each other for company since King Argyle's men came and took their parents to be slaves. The boys' survival has been dependent on the lessons learned from their parents, as well as their own unique powers.
When Argyle's men come to take Daniel, Aidan uses his little-known gift to fight off the gathering party. He does so with only two goals in mind: to save his older brother from a lifetime of serving Argyle, and then escape together. Fleeing the only home they have ever known, they must avoid Argyle's men, werewolves, and a fire-breathing dragon looking for an easy meal. What begins as a fight to save one boy and then disappear unexpectedly turns into a battle against the evil forces of Argyle, a war that may affect the lives of not only the many children waiting to be taken, but the existence of the kingdom itself.
©2012 Scott L. Collins (P)2016 Scott L. Collins
While the story was excellent, what made it stand out was the voices Katie Welburn used. I loved the sibling rivalry between Aidan and Daniel. It reminded me so much of my own relationship with my younger brother at that age. Scott writes adolescent behaviour incredibly well.
It's a toss up between Aidan and Lily. Both are sassy. Aidan reminds me of Scrappy Doo lol.
All, everything...just all of it. I read this ebook a while back and I really enjoyed it, but it was Katie's portrayal of the characters that made me love it. I knew who was speaking without being told. Katie is excellent.
I loved the beginning, when Aidan and Daniel are left alone to fend for themselves. Tugs the heartstrings.
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