By A.J. Hartley
Act of Will is a boisterous delusion experience that introduces us to Will Hawthorne, a medieval actor and playwright who flees the specialists in basic terms to discover himself inextricably guaranteed to a gaggle of high-minded adventurers on a dangerous venture. Will travels with them to a far off 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 dying 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 simply 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 quite lie and what kind of he's ready to do--and believe--to rise up for them.
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