The Choosing: Age of the Gods by Jeremy Laszlo

The Choosing: Age of the Gods by Jeremy LaszloThe Choosing: Age of the Gods by Jeremy Laszlo
Series: Blood and Brotherhood #1
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 298

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The world of Thurr is in chaos. The realms of men are in a perpetual state of war. Battle mages and seemingly-immortal champions, blessed by the gods, fight for resources, and to defend their lands. The great human kingdom of Valdadore faces daily raids by neighboring orcs, trolls, and goblins. Rumors of giants in the mountain passes are whispered as if to speak them aloud would bring trouble.

Seth is torn. He'd never had grand dreams of being a fire mage, a cleric, a mighty paladin of some god whose name he didn't know, or even a common soldier in Valdadore's armies. He'd never even left his home. But he was coming of age, and The Choosing ceremony was upon him. In days he'd be little better than a slave to the kingdom—chosen into a role of service for no less than five years.

At least he wasn't alone. Together with his twin, Garret, he'd travel to Valdadore for a fate neither of them was prepared for. Facing troubles on their quest to the castle, Seth notices a strange new trend in his life. Time after time, strange circumstances befall him in what others might call a coincidence, but Seth knows something else is amiss.

Learning his past is all a lie, Seth begins to fear more for his future as a dark goddess vies for his service to her cause. Seth's loyalties and responsibilities begin to stack up as he makes friends and allies and even falls in love, but with The Choosing ceremony growing ever nearer, will he be forced to flee the kingdom into a life of exile, or choose to serve the goddess who swears that only through her will he find peace?

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