dtb, 495 pages
the second in the Stoneways Trilogy. Reiffen comes into his own, kills 2 of the wizards and ends up marrying Ferris right at the end. Even though this series is about Rieffen, Avender is the character that most of the story is told through, so he feels like the main character. Poor Avender, a hero who can’t get the girl.
The Stoneways #1
463 pages, paperbook
a young man, heir to 2 kingdoms, is kidnapped by wizards so they can control him and sow chaos in the world, thus strengthening their rule. Several of the boy’s friends attempt to rescue him: a dwarf, a shapechanger, and 2 childhood friends. They get him back, only to have him go back to the wizards right at the end of the book. Is Reiffen under their spell, or attempting to fool the wizards and overthrow them?
I would almost classify this as YA, because the characters are young teens, and the writing seems geared toward a younger, simpler audience. Looking forward to the next in this trilogy.