This was an excellent read. This is not my typical type of novel but I was so anxious to read this book after reading the Eighth Scroll also by this author. Immediately when the story begins you are pulled in by the action and adventure. It was such a well-balanced, well-written novel. I loved the bond demonstrated between the brothers and the many lessons in survival the story taught. I could not put it down and finished reading it in two days. Get your copy, you will not be disappointed.