Title: Rise of the Immortals: The Battle for Gritheim
Author: Anna Allen
Book one: Rise of the Immortals
In a world of rising magic, an unseen battle commences. The Gods of Gritheim release their instruments – for good and evil.
While many scoff at witchcraft and sorcery, Josse and Leonné have witnessed it firsthand. Thrown together by prophesy they must learn to wield their secret magic, to defend not only themselves but the kingdom of mortals. Wraiths, known as Drackarts, do the bidding of Guiscard D’Abernon and his sorceress wife, Orella, but the masters behind these puppets are the ones set on its destruction.
The Immortals of Gritheim are on the rise, seeking ultimate power and control; they care not how many thousands will be slaughtered in their path. Only the Redeemers stand in their way.
Josse and Leonné must overcome their dislike of each other, for their world is at stake.
For fans of thrilling epic fantasy that will keep you turning pages!
Compelling and powerful, Rise of the Immortals pulls you in from the very first page.
A story of good versus evil, ghosts, and magic come together to tell a powerful story full of vivid details and imagery. Though it is a fantasy novel, the author did a great job of introducing everything and everyone without long info dumps or bits of exposition. Important details were easily worked into the story, slowly building up the fantastic world her characters find themselves in.
I especially loved the magic system.
Josse and Leonne, the two main characters, are their own bit of fantastic, and I loved the way the author built the trust between them.
This book is a fantastic choice for fans of dark fantasy.