Monday, October 3, 2016

The Lore Of The Evermen by James Maxwell

In this fourth and final novel in the Evermen epic series, humanity is facing a greater threat than it ever has.  The Lord Of The Night has his banishment to another land where he and the other Evermen have been trapped for millenia.  He has no love for humans; he sees them only as slaves and fodder to make essence to support his grandiose plans to conquer and rule the Earth.

All of humanity comes together to fight this threat.  They are led by Killian who is the new emperor but who has an Everman father so has some of their power.  But Killian is new to his powers and ruling and doesn't know everything he is capable of.  Miro leads the troops into battle and is the veteran of many campaigns and wars.  His sister, Ella the Enchantress, is at the side of these men and her willingness to do anything she can to serve her country means she puts her personal feelings on hold.  Humanity is facing a threat they have never seen, an army of the undead.  This means that even as their forces are reduced by battle, the opposing forces continue to gain in strength and numbers.  Can humanity win this final battle for Earth?

Maxwell has created an intriguing world with magnificent characters.  Readers will be fascinated with the land which is built on magic but where human choices and alliances mean the difference between life and death.  The main characters are interesting with many secondary characters whose lives are also fully developed.  The battle scenes are well done and the sweep and scope of the novels keeps the reader intrigued.  This book is recommended for fantasy readers.

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