|The Auralia Thread Series
Book 1: Auralia’s Colors
Book 2: Cyndere’s Midnight
Book 3: Raven’s Ladder
Book 4: The Ale Boy's Feast
THE ALE BOY’S FEAST
The Auralia Thread Series, Book 4
March 15, 2011
Water Brook Press
Fiction / Fantasy
Rating: 4 Cups
He has spent so much time in the Underground that the ale boy fears he may never see daylight again. His body fights bone deep aches and pains, and he wants only to lie down and let go, but in his heart he knows his job is not yet done.
Despair shadows his every thought, but Cal-raven has already let the people of House Abascar down too many times. His people and many from House Bel Amica are scattered across the Expanse, following him and his dream, and he will work until his last breath to see them safe.
The ale boy and his companion Jordam travel with a ragtag band of survivors deep within the underground heart of the Expanse. The boy is astonished by the changes occurring in the people around him, but he fears he is no closer to finding a way out, or ever seeing Auralia again. Cal-raven was thought to be dead by many, but he finds an unlikely ally to aid him in getting back to his people. His dream of finding a new home for Abascar has been thwarted at every turn by the Seers, and the closer he gets to his goal, the more dangerous they become.
This fourth installment in the Auralia Thread series is a multifaceted and vividly descriptive tale of faith, heroics, and strength in the face of unimaginable tragedy. Characters like the ale boy and Cal-raven often question their ability to take on the role of leader, and yet you get a truer understanding of what a real hero is made of every time they falter. The Expanse, its creatures, and the people who inhabit this world are so exquisitely done that you can almost feel and taste the fear brought on by the Seers. I do however recommend reading this series in order, due to the quantity and complexity of characters, and how their stories relate to each other.
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