With his village burned down and his memory gone, a boy receives a new identity. While hoping that his memory and life will return, he stumbles on a mystery that gives him a purpose, even after he learns the fate of his family. Xan, as he is now known, sets out to find the person behind all the terror being raised in the area.
Though the book is aimed at older children, it contains several themes that they can use as they mature. Xan learns about not taking revenge and forgiving others. He is frequently told about Christ dying for the sins of all, and how he should show the same selfless love.
These themes are wrapped in a story of mystery and suspense, with some action added in. This book does a good job of holding readers’ attention and keeping the plot moving along. In fact, even older ages could enjoy reading it.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.