S C Clarke has delivered a magical treat into the readers laps. The author's style of writing is a throwback to the great storytellers where you don't just read the story, but it visually unfolds in your head as you turn the page. Halcyon Isle is a tale of betrayal, friendships, and love with just enough magical creatures thrown into the mix to keep you turning the page to find out what⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️S C Clarke has delivered a magical treat into the readers laps. The author's style of writing is a throwback to the great storytellers where you don't just read the story, but it visually unfolds in your head as you turn the page. Halcyon Isle is a tale of betrayal, friendships, and love with just enough magical creatures thrown into the mix to keep you turning the page to find out what happens next. It's one of those rare books..⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Total Blow your mind, heart wrenching, fight for survival story of love and overcoming obstacles. I recommend to anyone. I didnt think I would enjoy it at all, boy was I wrong. Such detail and explanation. I saw this story I did not read it I lived it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I must say I quite enjoyed this book. The story was compeling,the characters quite engaging. I found myself quite involved with the characters & their struggles.This book is written in a manner that makes it appealing to a wide age range. My 15 yr. Old grandaughter absolutely loves these books,so much so that she's waiting eagerly for the 3rd book. Very appealing to YA but also a charming read for adults.Benjamin, Charles, Jacob, and Thomas, King Frederick's elite men were sent off to find a new country for the people of Aldenna to live. Aldenna was in the mists of war between good and evil, the onset was unknown. At the end of it all there were many who survived, many lives were lost as well, men mostly, some women and also children. Charles, Jacob, Thomas, and Benjamin were to become the leaders of the people, dividing Halcyon into four lands, each becoming the king of their own country. Believing that magic is no longer beneficial the four find a way to do away with any and all magical powers that were possessed by everyone. Using a gigantic crystal that laid in the center of Lake Erewhon, Halcyon is now powerless. For many years after this there was no war, no anything, the people of Halcyon resided in peace. Many years later, Dominick Randolffe, a descendant of Benjamin and his wife Sarah had two children, a son first, Patrick, then Emily a few years later. Emily was still born, which put Sarah into a spiraling downward depression, losing her battle and will to live. Not long after that Dominick was overtaken by an unseen force that slowly led him into destruction. Years later When Patrick was finally old enough to rule he had his father imprisoned for his own safety as well well as the safety of others. Dominick escaped, no one knowing how, Patrick, William, Peter, and Evan did not know what they were up against, all they knew things were going to get worse before they got better. The only way to be ready to go against any evil that had returned was to have their powers and the people of Halcyon as well. In order to do this they had to first seek out offerings for the Elementals, who were holding their magic, and take these offerings to the Atoll, the home of the Elementals. Along the way of seeking out these offerings, this new generation of rulers met many different people and creatures along their way. From fairies, to mists, shape-shifting elves that can turn themselves into wolves at will. One creature they encounter is an enchanted redwood tree, who called himself Roter Baum.