A great fantasy debut. The names and places were somewhat difficult at first, but while reading this book they become second nature to the reader.
Ifferon is a wonderful character. He starts as somewhat of a coward but rises to the occasion when his hand is forced. He is a descendant of the God Telm. He is given the task of maintaining the safety of his people from the beast Agon.
This book is full of action, suspense and adventure. It has a wonderful mythological feel to it, not in the Greek-like manner. Reminded me more of the wild Vikings and Norse mythology. It has a Tolkien feel to it. As a reader, knowing this is the first in a series, I had an idea how it would end. The ride to the finish was fun and adventurous.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves action and adventure with a flair.