I'm trying to find the name of a series. I read the first two books but the third wasn't finished at that time — it probably is by now — but I can't remember the name of the series, the author, or the title of any of the books. It must be fairly recent, within the last 5 years, give-or-take.
I can't quite remember enough to give a coherent account, apologies for that. Here is what I can recall:
- One character looked young but was very old or a reincarnation.
- There was some sort of magical barrier in the north, some characters got trapped on the wrong side.
- There was some sort of sarcophagus designed to cause pain for someone that couldn't die - possibly the first character I mentioned was placed in it, or placed someone into it.
- The story began, I think, with a flashback to the character (or his previous incarnation) defying someone (a mentor?) and throwing himself into a pool, or vortex
I'm afraid that's it. Hopefully this is all from one series and I'm not conflating different stories. Does this ring a bell with anyone?