This was a fun and enjoyable book to read. The imagery and setting really makes the world of Life Descending really pop out at you, and you are able to immerse yourself in its surroundings. I absolutely love Epic Fantasy, and I also love reading books with plot twists. The surprises were believable, and finding the numerous twists in the book was really fun. It is enjoyable to read a novel where all of the characters are connected in a tangible manner; that is the mark of a good writer. Tom and Shakara were absolutely delightful characters that I couldn't help but fall in love with. I had just finished Game of Thrones before I started Life Descending, and I have to say that it is just as good as Game of Thrones, and that John Hennessy certainly can write a good book.
Debut Novel - On a world once devastated by deadly climate shifts, war threatens a continent in turmoil. The scorching heat of old is returning, and whispers of a Southern plague cross the Bordergrounds, spreading fear into the fanatical hearts of the North, who prepare themselves for one final holy conquest. At the edge of the conflict lies Tom Navo, man who has lost a life, only to rise again. But his life spirals into chaos once more when he learns that his memories have been tampered with. Hope and revenge are all that remain after he meets Shakara, a woman who has also been shattered by grim secrets, secrets of missing families, brainwashed soldiers, and a warmongering king. Yet, among these bleak forecasts resides a hint of possibility, a chance to extinguish the coming darkness, with a clue to the location of the ancient Impermeable Suit, the lost enchanted armor of legend, surrounded by tales of triumph and glory of its former bearer. Now, Tom and Shakara seek its power, but others, dangerous and determined, including the zealous King of the North himself, have deciphered the clue and race to find such a potent weapon. In a realm full of deception and disloyalty, lust and malice, corruption and tragedy, stands a story of lords and servants, assassins and soldiers, and extraordinary beings aplenty, whose future teeters perilously on the brink of doom, as all life descends into shadow.