The book basically follows two main characters, Riv and Drem. I instantly fell in love with the new characters but my favourite part had to be the return of one of the characters from the previous series. There's also a lot of descendants from the characters in the last series which I thought was really cool.
A lot of places are different in this series due to the Ben Elim expanding their territory. Which has obviously caused a lot of friction in the Banished Lands. As you can expect from John Gwynne, there is amazing battle scenes and twists that literally leave you shocked. Another thing I loved in the book was John Gwynne' s ability to make the reader get sucked right into the world and really feel apart of the characters journeys.
I seriously cannot recommend this book enough. It really does tick all the boxes for a brilliant fantasy book. This book is definitely a strong contender for awards this year in my opinion.
Also, I loved the book so much that I've ordered a signed copy! The 11th January can't come quick enough!