By A.J. Hartley
Act of Will is a boisterous fable experience that introduces us to Will Hawthorne, a medieval actor and playwright who flees the gurus simply to discover himself inextricably certain to a gaggle of high-minded adventurers on a dangerous project. Will travels with them to land the place they're charged with the research and defeat of a ruthless military of mystical horsemen, who look out of the mist leaving demise and devastation of their wake.
In the process Will’s uneasy alliance along with his new protectors, he has to get his pragmatic brain to just accept selfless heroism (which he thinks is absurd) and magic (which he doesn’t think in). Will needs to ultimately make a decision the place his loyalties fairly lie and what sort of he's ready to do--and believe--to get up for them.
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