Although this is the fifth book in The Book of Deacon series, this is where the story truly begins.
In this book we follow the journey of a young woman, Myranda, as she gets all mixed up in the game between The Chosen and the D’Karon: it’s quite a journey.
It’s also a bit of an info dump, in that this is where we learn, through Myranda’s journey, how magic works in this world. But it’s not a tedious info dump, the info is blended seamlessly into the story and everything just flows along at a really good pace and you never get any down time.
And we also end up back at Entwell during this story and discover what became of our sweet little fairy Ayna, and also get to know a few more of the characters there: which is always good. There’s even a cute little baby dragon, and we all like dragons, especially cute little baby ones. Joseph always throws a cute little beasty thing into his stories and they do make for a lot of fun.
This was my second reading of The Book of Deacon Anthology and it’s actually better than i remember it. It really is one of the best fantasy series out there IMHO. If you like fantasy, or are fantasy curious, then this series is a great one to read.