Verdict: Dense, epic, and highly addictive, SERVANT OF DARKNESS triumphantly seals the trilogy and sets the stage wonderfully for future books.
The ancient race of Ell stand at a precipice as Korfax unlocks earth-shattering power and takes the fight to the force behind the never-ending demonic forces.
SERVANT OF DARKNESS is the final entry in the Land of the First trilogy. Korfax has studied the use of magic and tactics, defeated hordes of eldritch horrors, and lost all that matters dear to him. Wielding a living sword and armor, Korfax willingly steps into his destined role as a warrior prince. Unfortunately, the lines between good and evil blur. The true power behind nearly major event in the history of his people finally makes an appearance. While Korfax battles demons, both inside and out, others come to terms with shocking revelations. As the first book already hinted at, an epic battle ensues but ultimately Korfax’s time in Uriel is at an end.
In the first book, Servant of Fire, Cambridge framed the narrative by establishing everything that follows as a memory captured in stone. That memory is the epic story of Korfax’s rise to power and last days in Uriel. The world building is intensely detailed with strange magic, a seemingly fleshed out language, and terrifying demonic creatures. Cambridge’s prose flows beautifully and seems inspired by Tolkien, Jordan, and other fantasy masters. Perhaps the greatest compliment is despite the epic scope and density of the story, it is merely the prologue. Everything Korfax and his compatriots endure is not only long passed but serves to provide the background for the next chapter, one that should be equally rewarding.
Dense, epic, and highly addictive, SERVANT OF DARKNESS triumphantly seals the trilogy and sets the stage wonderfully for future books.