Terron James has expertly crafted the mystical land of Appernysia, a land full of rich history and magic that readers of all types will find delight in discovering. Beholders' heavily detailed narrative leaves longtime high fantasy fans impressed and new readers fascinated. James offers a work with the confident, alluring plot structure of Tolkien and George R.R. Martin, and the gratification and relatable characters of Brandon Sanderson. In short, Insight is an epic fantasy to be reckoned with.
Over one thousand years ago, the king of Appernysia banished the Rayders to the Exile. The Beholders, men with the ability to see and harness the world's energy, were slaughtered, and the Second Age began without magic. Now, ruthless Rayder scouts are searching Appernysia for a Beholder to lead their people to victory against the Appernysian king.
When Rayders come to Pree, twins Lon and Mellai Marcs are swept up in the middle of an ancient conflict. Seventeen-year-old Lon discovers he is a Beholder—the first Beholder of the Second Age—the one the Rayders are searching for.
￼ Lon must learn to use his power before it kills him, and the only person who can help him is deep within Rayder territory. He has to decide if keeping himself alive is incentive enough to betray his family, his king, and the woman he loves by joining the enemy.