Author: Rich Feitelberg (@feitelberg)
Book: Vorn the Onyx (The Aglaril Cycle Book #2)
Published: June 2015
Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
Orphans of Martingis are under siege by a witch. Fr. Evan Pierce, demon hunter and priest of St. Michael, and his companions enter Martingis just in time to foil the witch’s next kidnapping. Evan and his companions must find the missing orphans before the witch can sacrifice them.
However, is the witch’s plot merely a diversion for a darker plan?
The story of for the search for the Aglaril stones continues with Vorn the Onyx. I somehow managed to get ahold of the second book and have yet to read the first one. The tale is interesting, involving a witch who by kidnapping orphaned girls, runs interference for a group of necromancers who seek to seize control of Fr. Pierce’s home of Wrightwood. This also puts Fr. Pierce and his companions on the path of the next Aglaril stone. When brought together, these powerful, and intelligent, gems will recreate the crown and restore the kingship.
While the story and the plot were interesting, the dialog was a little stilted. The conflicts also seemed too easily resolved. I never got a sense that the protagonists might not win.