The book is related to magic but the sentiments are also well woven in the world that is all magic or evil. The main character Annev is a real fascinating one created by Justin Travis Call, Annev is the one who can make you laugh or cry in the story because the story is written in such a way that the mode of Annev decides whether the scene would be full of joy or sorrow. He is the boy with a little knowledge of his past, all he comes to know that his parents were murdered and he was raised by the person who killed his parents.
His mentor is the one who teaches him magic in which he becomes skilled and it seems to him that the whole skill was always there in him hidden somewhere like and inherited quality. After the death of the priest, his mentor he is left with the job to save the world as that was the job for which he was trained all these years. The dramatic twist really amazes us when Annev finds his connection with that evil and comes to know that he and that evil force are two faces of the same thing. The story has wonderful turns and twists as we don’t know what Annev would do whether he would save the world and join forces with the evil of which he is a reincarnation.
The emergence of hero is really what the story is all about as both routes are open for him. The tale is no doubt well told and the dialogues as well as the punch lines are out of this world and it can be called a superb stroke of the writer’s pen. The book can be read along with Sohn der Sieben if you appreciate the work of the writer. The narration is done excellently by Peter Kenny. The narrator has proved himself as the best for the job.