Errol, a young boy whose ale addiction has made him the laughingstock of the town, in order to earn money for more ale, offers to take a message to the hermit who lives outside of town. From that moment on, his life changes, as someone tries to kill him, first with arrows, and then with poison. He has no idea why. The hermit and his friend insist on him leaving with them, as all three flee assassins.
A fast paced and interesting tale. The magic system is different enough to intrigue, and the characters are well drawn and believable.
Hope the author can keep up the good work for the rest of the series.
I received this book through the Library Thing Early Reviewer Program