Tal Graile-Rerem faces a difficult choice. Unless he finds a new Sunstone, he cannot travel to the spirit land, Aenir, and bind a Spiritshadow on the Day of Ascension. It has always been the way of things to do this, ever since a veil of shadow was created over the world, upheld by the seven towers of the castle. But his mother is sick, and his father has disappeared, leaving Tal to care for his two younger siblings. And it hardly helps that Tal has somehow attracted the dislike of a powerful man called Shadowmaster Sushin.
Before long, Tal’s quest reaches far beyond simply finding a Sunstone. He discovers a snow-wreathed land beneath the castle and there meets an Icecarl girl named Milla. They will learn secrets which have been hidden for centuries and discover the truth about an ancient war, a war to which not all have yet admitted defeat.
The Seventh Tower series was an exciting, action-filled fantasy saga filled with entertaining characters, unexpected twists, and unforgettable revelations. Each of the six books had something new and surprising. They would be enjoyed by readers of Septimus Heap by Angie Sage, Eragon by Christopher Paolini, and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I’d highly recommend the Seventh Tower series to readers ages ten and up, because there were some darker and more violent parts.