Book & Author Details:
Heretic by Robert J Crane
Publication date: March 15th 2016
The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life, or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary.
After an ambush in the human capital of Reikonos deprives Cyrus Davidon of his beloved sword, Praelior, he and Sanctuary find themselves surrounded once more by countless enemies, including their old allies in the guild of Goliath. As the chaos rises, and their foes close in, Cyrus and his guildmates are once more left fighting for their own survival against all the world – an impossible battle, and one they are unlikely to win.
This book is a monster. 527 pages. But it doesn’t feel that long. And the story and action packed within those pages? Wow.
Despite the events of this tale, it felt less frenetic, more measured. It’s a story of discovery too, with Cyrus discovering not only who his true friends are, but also that he is much more than just a warrior with a powerful sword.
And at the end? Well. Even though I knew it was coming, there were tears. I’m not sure that I have yet completely forgiven the author for that. But the twist? (Yes reader, there is a twist.) Let’s just say that I’m pleased that we don’t have to wait an age for Legend, which is due in June.
For me, this is the most accomplished volume in the series.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Robert J. Crane was born and raised on Florida’s Space Coast before moving to the upper midwest in search of cooler climates and more palatable beer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in English Creative Writing. He worked for a year as a substitute teacher and worked in the financial services field for seven years while writing in his spare time.