“More and more, there were no revelations, but simply the uncovering of truths long known but dimly remembered. Everything had been written long ago. There was nothing truly new in the world, but only the slow, circular march of time that revealed the old things once again.”
Jack lives in a small town in Ohio surrounded by family and friends. Due to an suppossed ‘incident’ in his childhood, he has a star-shaped scar on his chest and he has to take a special medicine every day. One day however, Jack forgets to take it. But instead of him getting ill he actually feels STRONGER than before. It is then that he learns he is Weirlind-a warrior in a secret magical society. He finds himself caught between two warring branches: The White Rose and The Red Rose in a battle of supremacy.
I really really liked this book! I have always fallen for stories where the ‘normal’ protagonist finds out he has special/magic powers and has to learn how to control them. This story definately did not dissappoint. Cinda delivers a spectacular story about this hidden society and it was great to see Jack learn and grow as a character. There were also many twists, turns, and surprises in this tale that really took my breath away and made the story even more engaging. I definitely enjoyed the writing style too. It was vivid and fresh and didn’t get bogged down with any infodumping. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an action filled fantasy story!