by Andrew Cratsley
Book: Stand Alone
Pub Date: May 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
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Haunted by his sordid past, Corinth emerges from his solitude within the eternal forest around Enzlintine. Eager to serve, he is sent away under the ruse of a mercenary to quell the troubled region plagued by Khalid, the Lord of Conquest. Unsure of his companions, he discovers a world unlike the one imparted by his vain race. The trail of deadly contracts leads them to a mysterious tower inhabited by an unforeseen evil. It forces them into greater dangers to retrieve an unknown object, under the escort a young girl it claims as his ward. Offering her assistance to flee in exchange for her safety, her charm and peculiar lineage forces the noble soldier of fortune to question his precious ideals while seeking refuge. They race towards a frigid wasteland to find the bane of the evil that stalks them, while battling assassins, ominous creatures, and the forces of Khalid.
My Review: Corinth has finally emerged. But due to fear of his power and skills, he is sent away to take care of a troubled region. Hopefully Corinth can go and take care of Khalid and what he has done.
Khalid is the lord of conquest and well you won't really like him. So Corinth doesn't go at this alone and takes along some help. Because without these people along his side, things many have not gone so well and their winning streak wouldn't exist. While he does manage to win, it goes to prove that Corinth does have the strength and ability to beat others and win. So at least we know that while in solitude, his ability didn't weaken or anything.