Urus has wanted nothing more than to be a Kest warrior all his life, but when he fails he knows he will be a disgrace not only to himself, but also to his high ranking Uncle/guardian. But when he tries to commit suicide he only succeeds in awakening a long dormant magic that protects him. Urus than only sees himself doomed to a life of disgrace and burden upon his Uncle, friends, and people. Until, the day a stranger shows up in town and they need Urus to translate for them, it is then he finds out more about his gift and how he might be not only his towns savior, but the worlds, along with the stranger; his best friend, Goodwyn, the best warrior in their class; and a mysterious orphan, Cailix, who seems to know and do things that are not possible. They travel far and face realities that most men never face, but discover more about their gifts and their true courage as they battle for their families, friends, and to overcome true adversity.
This was a great book, at first you feel really sorry for Urus because you know he didn't get to be a warrior because of his deafness, but as you keep reading, watch him grow and battle through everything, you see everything is as it was meant to be, and it could not have been any other way for Urus, Goodwyn, or Cailix. This book is full of action and suspense, I dare you to put it down for very long, it is just not possible. With my dyslexia I had issues with some of the names, but there are not that many of them, so it was very doable. This is a very powerful book you will not want to miss.