A great twist to most fantasy type novels. After years of writing together the dynamic duo Weis and Hickman show no signs of slowing down and I couldn't be happier. Although the book is not entirely theirs they did a great job of making Larry Elmore's world come to life on the pages.
*****SPOILER**** IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK YET AND DON'T WANT IT SPOILED FOR YOU DON'T READ THE REST OF THIS REVIEW....
I have never read a book that gives such a spin on your classic fantasy novels. Most fantasy books focused on the "Good Guys" this one focus on every one but is mostly told from the point of view of the "Bad Guys". The beginning of the book is very slow but that is because it is telling you about the world and its characters. The 2nds part of the book picks up and gets very exciting very quickly. This book really makes you feel for the "Bad Guys" and the "Good Guys". Its hard to pick a side in this book.
Can't wait to read book number 2 "Guardians of the lost"
LOEREM: A world where humans, elves, dwarves, and orken co-exist in a fragile balance maintained by the Dominion Lords, warrior-peacemakers forged from the magic of the Sovereign Stone. But evil slumbers at the sacred Stone's core.
Janet reviewed Well of Darkness (The Sovereign Stone Trilogy, Book 1) on
Second in line for succession to the throne, Prince Dagnarus will have his crown...and his queen -- though his heart's prize is a married elfin beauty. Let his hated half-brother Prince Helmos and the Dominion Lords dare to oppose him. For Dagnarus's most loyal servant has ventured into the terrible darkness, where lies the most potent talisman in the realm. And once it is in the dark prince's hand, no power will deter his Destiny.