Quest of Fire: The Gathering Dark by Brett Armstrong | Review - Highly Recommend
Quest of Fire: The Gathering Dark
by Brett Armstrong
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy/Christian Fantasy
Release date: April 2019
Jason is an expert at running from his past. When it catches up, he finds himself hiding in a peculiar inn listening to a tale from centuries past.
The story is Anargen's, a teen who is pulled from all he loves to follow his oaths of loyalty to the fabled King of the Realms. Together with his mentor, Cinaed, he rides north on a special quest to mediate peace talks between ancient foes--the men of Ecthelowall and the dwarfs of Ordumair. Nothing goes as planned. Many on both sides of the dispute despise Anargen's Order. Worse, an arcane evil has returned to the North. This "Grey Scourge" seeks to ruin the peace talks and ensure a lost treasure held by the dwarfs is never found by those for whom it is meant.
As Anargen's story unfolds, Jason begins to wonder whether it is truly just a fable. He soon finds himself drawn into the conflict Anargen faced--a battle which has shaped and can destroy his world.
A QUEST OF FIRE: THE GATHERING DARK is a book filled with adventure, mystery, amazing worlds and brilliant characters. I have not read a book quite like this. I say that about a lot of books, I know. But I genuinely mean it this time. Brett Armstrong's world-building is phenomenal. Every detail was composed and brought to life so intricately. I really enjoyed following Jason as he uncovers Anargen's story. This was my kind of book and I am on the edge of my seat, anxiously waiting for the next book in the series.
If you are someone looking for a good fantasy-style, Christian based book, this is that book. If you're someone who has read and enjoyed The Books of the Infinite Trilogy by R.J. Larson, then I HIGHLY recommend you pick up this book. You will definitely not be disappointed.
DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. This is my honest, voluntary review.