Half of Er’Rets is locked beneath an impenetrable shroud. On the side that still sees the sun, two young people struggle to understand the mind-communication abilities thrust upon them.
It's called bloodvoicing. Some say it's a gift. One of the newly "gifted" wish it had never come.
Achan has been a slave all his life. Worse than a slave—a stray. He is consigned to the kitchens of a lord and forced to swallow a foul potion every day. When an enigmatic knight offers to train Achan for the Kingsguard, he readily accepts. But his new skills with the sword do not prepare him for the battle raging between the voices in his head.
Vrell Sparrow is not who she seems. She masquerades as a boy to avoid capture by the powerful forces that seek to exploit her. But Vrell feels called to help a young squire who recently discovered his bloodvoicing gift, even if doing so requires her to work with those who could destroy her.
While Achan learns to use his new ability, Vrell struggles to shut hers down. All the voices strive to learn Achan and Vrell's true identities—and a different kind of voice is calling them both.
Toward a destination that is by darkness hid.
I bought this book after having read a review about it on the internet. I'm so glad I did too! By Darkness Hid is a fast paced adventure that is the first book in the Blood of Kings series. We meet Achan and Vrell, two very different people who are about to cross paths, each with their secrets. Ahcan is a stray who works in the kitchen until a strange Knight takes an interest in him. Vrell is in hiding, disguised as a boy, when two strange knights show up demanding she come with them. Don't want to give anything away so won't say much more except I really enjoyed this book and was so glad I had book 2, To Darkness Fled, already. If you are thinking, "Hmmm, this sounds like a good book..." Then head on over to Amazon because the Kindle book is only 3.99!