Elias is born of a family with influence and money. He loves his family, especially his mother and younger siblings, but his father is another story. In his father’s eyes, Eli is a disappointment.Sorry, Patrick, I'll wait until it's all done and then read it all in one glorious chunk, OK? Because me and patience, we are not friends. Oh, no.
When he comes of age, Eli’s name is put into the Militia Lottery – a drafting process that has served the island nation of Paerleon for centuries, providing young people with jobs in service to their country and their Magistrate. His father has the option, like so many of the upper class, to purchase his son's conscription outright, but he chooses not to do this, knowing that 80-90% of the Militia are sent to the isle of Evermist to serve their terms. Few return.
Join Eli as he travels to the ancient and dangerous island known as ‘Evermist’, a place steeped in folklore, mystery and magics. Eli must learn what he needs to survive if he ever wants to see his family again, and if he ever wants to leave this place that has been locked away from the rest of the world for all time…
Books: Evermist, Patrick Hester