The first part of a fantasy trilogy, this novel deals with Reeth Caldason, a seemingly immortal warrior trying to rid himself of a curse and the various characters that he encounters along the way. It takes place in a world of magic where two rival empires are constantly vying for control.
The book is well-written and engaging enough and there's plenty of action, particularly in the second half. I'm not sure that I'm enthralled enough to continue with the series. Fantasy fans should still enjoy it and they may feel more motivated to see it through.