It’s the 1st day of February, which means today is the start of my Wars of Light and Shadow (re)read. I’ll be rereading the first 8 books, but the last three will be a first read for me. I’ve reread the first 5 or 6 books several times, but it’s been over ten years since my last reread, and my memory is no longer what it was, so it will almost be like reading them for the first time again.
Book one, The Curse of the Mistwraith, introduces us to the two half-brothers that are at the core of this series, and the curse that will involve a world.
They are half-brothers, divided by the vicious throes of a blood feud – Lysear, a prince raised as heir to a crown, and Arithon, brought up by mages. One bears the gift of the power of light and the other, command of the darkness. Exiled to a world not their own, the pair must find common ground to defeat the Mistwraith that has banished the sun.
Yet there is more at stake than one battle with the Mistwraith – as the sorcerers of the Fellowship of Seven know well. For between them, the half-brothers hold the balance of the world, its harmony and its future, in their hands.
And as I typed up that blurb, I remembered something key that I mixed up in my series bookshelf spotlight. For the well granted long life, but the curse came later.
If you are joining me in reading WOLAS, I’ll be reading a book a month. On the final day of each month, I’ll post a completely spoiler filled post that can server as a discussion thread. You are welcome to jump in and join in the discussion at any time, even if you aren’t keeping the same pace.
As part of this year of WOLAS, I’m tracking all of the posts in this page.