Love and hate, fear and courage have no meaning for Nick. Chased by sorcerers and their slaved demons all his life, he has grown so used to being in the run, until found and then fighting and moving again, he has no time to indulge in such useless thing as feelings. Only his brother Alan can keep him grounded in reality, forcing him to attend school and lecturing him in the meaning of love and friendship.
Alan, three years older than Nick, has taken care of him and of their half-crazed mother since the day 7 years ago when a sorcerer killed their father. But now the sorcerers are gathering in mass to attack them and, this time, Alan may not be able to protect him.
A smart plot and a flawed, yet awkwardly compelling main character make this fast paced book a fascinating read.
I loved the relationship between the brothers and the young boy’s struggle to understand the world he finds so puzzling.