When the strong main character is pulled away from his leadership role to attend to family, he discovers weaknesses he needs to overcome. Especially so as he prepares to follow his father's wishes and seek the red sapphire. Along with his foolhardy relatives, he fails time and again to conquer his shortcomings, but never gives up. The quest is too important.
I found the ebook hard to put down from start to finish which happened in record speed. The main character is far stronger in his leadership in this episode as he and his kin go on a laborious journey to fulfil his calling.
But no challenge is without sacrifices.
If you liked Lord of the Rings, I recommend reading these two books, both of which are published by Solstice Publishing and can be found at Amazon.