This is a trilogy. As an avid fan of anthropomorphism, I enjoyed the communication with the Fels (cats of all types) in this book. The Shala are the guardians of Sandala and the Fels are their companion warriors. This is a well crafted environment with a tried and true formula of a large empire wanting to
become even larger. The implacable enemy is startled to find a more than worthy adversary in the Shala.
The common folk are intimidated by both the Shala and the Surmese who are invading. Sandala is comprised of multiple kingdoms, none of which are singularly a match for the Surmese.
The tales told in these three books, highlight the relationship between Tahjeen and Ariann, the sacrifices made by the Fels and the heroics of the strictly human allies of the Shala.
I enjoyed the books and I recommend the book.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.