Varseth Crissil is a young man scorned. His father, the newly appointed king, took everything from him: leaving Varseth with a wound so deep that it can only be healed by his father’s death. Yet, fear clung to Varseth’s body and soul, binding his will to fight back.
Varseth’s father launched a campaign of terror across the continent, slaughtering anyone who refused to bend the knee. Even those who submit to his rule live as second-class citizens, constantly oppressed, and abused by the corrupt regime that treats them like chattel. They all search for the Guardian, their savior, but he has not heard their cries.
As the last living Wind Aran, Varseth possesses a great power that Lucius wants to take for his own ambitions. Armed with his mother’s Aran heritage, Varseth increases his strength, obtains allies, and unites the remaining free countries in a desperate bid to stop his father’s dystopian kingdom.
But Varseth's quest won't be easy. The world is filled with dangerous obstacles and things are never what they seem. Lucius commands a vast army of gargoyles wielding weapons created from raw hatred and blood-sucking demons who grow stronger with every life they take. In every town and every village, there are spies lying in wait...for Lucius has a price on Varseth's head.
The world is an incredibly unfriendly place for Varseth. Everyone seems to want him dead. But he'll have to do his best to survive if the world is going stand a chance.
This is Murdeth.
Murdeth by M. El is an interesting book on Varseth Crissil, born to Eluvie and Lucius Crissil, the Nosfaran. Lucius, his father, married Eluvie to discover more secrets to power and gain the gray skull throne for his selfish purposes despite being the rightful heir to the kingdom. The three hundred and forty-seven pages novel is an exciting book to read.
A great war began, which led to the defeat of the winds, Werecs, alongside cities that refused to bow to Lucius. A savior was needed, and the slain guardian chose to come back to life as Varseth of a mixed background after being brutally murdered. The deceitful prophecies of Upraith pitched Lucius against his son Varseth. He made Varseth a slave to grow up in his household until he was of age, then he will be murdered for his immense powers. Varseth was torn between the fear of his power-drunk father and his mother's love, Varseth got away from Lucius. He was determined to make the gray skull throne Lucius occupied nothing but a memory. The battle of the brothers began. Was Varseth successful in his quest? Were the prophecies fulfilled? These answers made Murdeth a delightful read.
The author did a great job of fusing dictatorship, love, abuse of power, and revolution in this captivating book. Also, the strategic methods of fighting wars highlighted in this book are fantastic. Furthermore, I learned the importance of documenting and learning from history. This will help to avoid obliteration of events, confirm prophecies, and prevent recurring wars.
I love the author’s imaginative skill in painting the typical God and man scenario compared to the Caos, Wind Arans, and prophecies in the novel. Also, I appreciate some life-changing lessons on emotional intelligence and personal development detailed in the book. In addition, I learned the need to utilize anger and sorrow as propelling forces to achieving success.
There is nothing I dislike about the book. It is an action-packed fiction novel that explores the theme of love, revolution, and survival theory. Also, it has some intriguing twists and turns that make reading the book exciting. Besides, if you are not a fan of violent scenes, you can stay clear of this book. Although I found a few errors in the book, it did not affect my reading experience.
Overall, I rate Murdeth 4 out of 4 stars because the storyline was interesting, and there are lessons to learn from it. The complaints I listed above are not enough to reduce a star from the maximum rating. I recommend this book to lovers of science fiction novels, and individuals seeking survival stories that inspire.