Author: Noureddine Hifad
Release Date: 4th January 2018
Genre: High Fantasy
Amidst a millennium of harmony and affluence, the Vargassian dynasty’s reign was abruptly extinguished with the sudden demise of its last emperor. The realm was thrown into pandemonium, with factions battling each other for control, until General Casper Leonberg seized Soliris, the imperial capital. As the political turmoil escalated, the young heir to the throne, Prince Hector, made a daring escape, determined to gather 108 righteous heroes to free the land from the Northern-Tiger’s tyranny.
Wagers of Fate: The 108 Stars by Noureddine Hifad is a high fantasy book that takes the reader on a somewhat nostalgic rollercoaster ride of emotions. Imagine a couple of your classic favourite fantasies thrown in together in an entirely new setting with new characterisation and some amazing plot twists; that’s what you get in this book!
This book is a really well-written ode to the classic hero’s journey in which you will find yourself cheering for the MC more than you’d care to admit. I particularly liked the ending of the book because most of the threads were tied and the author provided answers to almost all of my questions, though I hope we get to read more of the character’s journey in the next book (fingers crossed!)
I’d strongly recommend this book to all fantasy lovers and to all the readers who like reading about a good revenge fantasy and a well-executed hero’s journey.