David is a young boy living on a remote island on the planet of Alanar. He’s always known he was different from the other inhabitants. He is still shocked when he learns he is a foundling from the mainland. His father dies as a result of Davidson actions, but at the same time he gains a mentor in a.stranger to the island named Janir. Years later on his nineteenth birthday David is given an amulet. That moment touches off a streaming events which destroy his home and send him into the world with a motley band to save not just the world, but the universe.
The Key of Alanar is a rare book, it is a story with an underlying message yet doesn’t allow the message to get in the way of the story. David is a very complex character and is superbly drawn. His companions, aside from Janir are not as filled out, but they too develop three days through the course of the book.
The Key of Alanar is a first book in a series, but has a satisfying ending which still points us to the next installment. I recommend this book for people who enjoy sci fi and fantasy as it has elements of both.