Rating: High Five
Who I'd Recommend to: Fans of Eragon, The Ranger's Apprentice, and the Young Samurai series.
Synopsis (from Amazon): Secrets abound on the island nation of Godewyne. The fact that defenses are weak at the King’s seat, Castle Godewyne, is not a secret to power hungry noble Aderlard Maculinus; nor to court Jester Josh who seems to be closely guarding a few secrets of his own. Speaking of secrets, what is the hidden agenda of the royal assassin and what is Wickenshire’s blacksmith, Ranulf, hiding about his past? How will Ranulf’s secrets affect his orphaned grandson/apprentice Rollie?
Will these and other secrets be revealed or pushed into the shadows with the arrival of a mysterious stranger who wants to commission Rollie to forge an odd Druid token out of a mysterious metal? And once the secret of the token is revealed will anything ever be the same?
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. All thoughts are my own.