by Kevin J. Anderson
This book seemed very familiar – not because I’ve ever read it before, but because it bears a striking similarity to several other popular fantasy series. That said, I enjoyed this story, which is clearly intended to be part 1 of a series. Thousands of years ago, the god Kir created the wreth, a superior race who then went on to create humans. Almost extinct following an ancient war, the human survivors are shocked to discover that two warring bands of wreths have awakened and intend to wake and kill the dragon, Ossus, thus fulfilling the prophecy that doing so will cause Kir to return and remake the world with the race of wreths as its focus. Still at odds with one another, can the tribes and kingdoms of humans come together to fight the wreths and ensure their own survival or will their own political and personal agendas keep them distracted?