4 of 5 stars
This is the third novel in the First Civilization's Legacy series featuring the mercenary Flank Hawk, a young man with unfailing loyalty to those he serves. In this story, Flank Hawk is recruited by Enchantress Thulease to accompany her on a dangerous quest to learn what spell or magic will save her dying daughter. Some of the other familiar characters from previous novels, Lilly, Major Jadd, Sgt Drux, join them on the quest across the Kingdom. Throughout the journey, Flank Hawk steps up to do what is necessary irregardless of his own personal safety.
Once again, Mr. Ervin does a great job of populating his world with creatures that both surprise and terrify the reader. I'm amazed and delighted by his imagination from deadly desert creatures to the infamous Dark Elves. I found myself turning the pages faster the last third of the novel. Would Flank Hawk once again save the day? No spoilers here. I would definitely recommend reading the first two novels in this series to understand more of the world and what shapes Flank Hawk. Fans of fantasy will definitely enjoy this series. Recommended.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.