The White Tree
Sixteen-year-old Dante is obsessed with learning to wield the nether, the powerful magic of the death god Arawn. But a century ago, Arawn's followers were scoured from the kingdom of Mallon. Their temples smashed. Their secrets lost.When Dante tracks down a copy of their holiest book, he throws... show more
Sixteen-year-old Dante is obsessed with learning to wield the nether, the powerful magic of the death god Arawn. But a century ago, Arawn's followers were scoured from the kingdom of Mallon. Their temples smashed. Their secrets lost.When Dante tracks down a copy of their holiest book, he throws himself into its study--and finds himself under siege in the city streets. Arawn's believers aren't dead. They're in hiding, and they want back their book. With the help of the nether and a loudmouthed bodyguard named Blays, Dante escapes into the wilds. But Arawn's army is ready to march from the shadows. As they move against Mallon, they hunt Dante relentlessly, in search of the book.And with his powers growing by the day, Dante finds himself used as a tool in the war against them. He and Blays are dispatched on a thousand-mile journey to assassinate the Arawnites' leader. If they fail, their homeland will fall.
Publish date: February 15th 2011
Publisher: Broke Robot Books
Pages no: 428
Edition language: English
Series: The Cycle of Arawn (#1)
Dante, a young lad, sees someone raise a dead dog and make it do his bidding. Thus he decides that necromancy is the career path for him, and sets off to achieve it, leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake.The sign of the religion is a tree made of bones. Chapter one finishes with "in six months ...
I have to admit that this book seemed a little slow for me. But, being one who does not like to give up on a book, I trudged through and was quite happy in doing so. The beginning felt a bit too quick story-wise. Dante had heard of a special book all his life and went out to search for it. He eventu...
What I liked:the humor was done well- Robert, Cally etcBlays- his loyalty and his sense of humor made him my favorite characterreading about how religious factions can affect both history and the futureWhat I did not like:modern cuss words- as in many other books which have a "historic" feel to them...