Ghost is content to spend all his free time with Gerry. But scandal and hate surrounding Ghost’s appointment as the first male witch, along with a deadly epidemic, force Ghost to make choices that will separate him from his love.
Spurred on by a message from his mentor, Ghost embarks on a journey through mystical underground tunnels and lost civilizations to the frozen lands of his origin, seeking a way to neutralize the threat back home. While he struggles to find a balance between his duties as a witch and his calling as a seer, all Ghost really wants is to return to the haven he has found in Gerry’s arms.
While this story was fine, it wasn't until over 60% into the book that I became fully invested in the story.
Before that were all of the pages about Ghost discovering an illness in the village and trying to come up with a cure. I found these early parts of the book fairly boring and hard to care much about.
Then came word of a possible cure very far away in the Northlands, where Ghost's mentor, the Witch, had recently left to roam.
Once Ghost boarded the secret, underground transportation to the Northlands, my attention had officially been grabbed.
The series had previously taken place in what I'd consider a pre-industrial era setting, with everyone being hunters and gatherers, wearing pelts and drying meats to survive the harsh winters.