The Covenant Rising – Stan Nicholls

Dreamtime #1

The story of Reeth Caldason, a tormented warrior with a secret; Kutch, a novice magic user; and Serrah, another warrior, from another country. They and a host of others are enmeshed in the machinations of two empires fighting it out through proxies on the island of Bhealfa.

3.5 stars
In brief: Well worth reading if you're looking for well-written fantasy.