This book is a readers delight. The book may appear to open slow and drag, but that is not the case. For those that read regularly it is a necessary step to get you aquatinted with the characters (old and new) as the author moves forward. It took me a couple of chapters to get my memories of the characters straightened out, after that it was off to fantasyland! The Author does a superb job of welding the characters and subplots together until the climatic battle. What I found truly impressive is his ability to place Biblical Truths throughout the story without coming across as a "bible thumper".
I must warn you though, you will have some favorite characters and they might not survive. I know one of mine didn't.
My other warning is to the Author who better get that Third Book done cause I want to know what happens!
For a self-published book, this is truly First Class effort for the second straight time! Great Job Shane!!
I highly recommend this book and also "Black Storm Rising" by this same author.