Author: C. S. Wachter
Series: The Seven Words #1
Light and dark battle for the soul of six-year old Prince Rayne, heir to the throne of all Ochen and prophesied Light Bringer of the One. Kidnapped, his memories and voice blocked, claimed as a slave, and given the name Wren, he is raised as an assassin.
Sigmund, powerful ancient sorcerer and enemy of the One, plans to frustrate the prophecy by using the young prince to assassinate his own parents. With the death of the Light Bringer and the failure of the prophecy, Sigmund and his demonic colleagues will be free to bring darkness to all seven worlds of Ochen. But what the sorcerer fails to realize is that the One has already claimed the boy, placing within his spirit a glowing ember of light, and giving him support in a world of abuse and violence.
The Seven Words fantasy series, though set in a far distant future, is a sword and sorcery tale that explores the working out of prophecy through themes of forgiveness, trust, and courage.
Reviewer: Kevin Maltsberger
In the book Sorcerer’s Bane : The Seven Words – Book 1 by C.S. Watcher, the reader is taken directly into the action from the first page. Such a fleshed-out story, you really learn the characters, see their own viewpoints and follow what’s in their hearts. It’s a story of pain, inner strength, and the power that lies inside all of us.
The story begins with a young royal taken under the cover of night from his family and taken to a sinister place where his young life will be turned upside down. The young boy is controlled and trained to be an assassin, unable speak, and unable to fight back. Dark forces are at work on him, but no matter what is done to him, “the one” still exists inside of him. As the boy grows, he has very few allies and such a small place of comfort.
The boy does not know of his royal past. He only remembers the tough life he lives now. And he has been trained to bring the darkness to all seven worlds. This young character is dragged through hell repeatedly but no matter how dark and how abused he is, there is always a glimmer of light. This is such a deep and rich story, and it’s only the first book in the series. This may not be for younger children, as there is a bit of violence but it’s such a strong story that should be experienced. This story has stuck with me and left me contemplating it over and again.
I highly recommend this book and I am eager to discover the rest of the series. It is a dark book with hope running right through it and it gives me strength to read it. You will not be able to put this down.
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