4 STAR REVIEW
Thank you so much to St. Martins Press and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
First off let me say that I have not read many fantasy genre books before. I’m slowly starting to drop my toes into it and its been pretty hit and miss for me. This one was definitely a hit though. The cover is what drew me in first and then I read the synopsis and thought I might actually like this book.
Nadya is a cleric and can communicate with the gods and ask them for powers. As she is rumored to be the last of her kind, she must be protected. While her country is in a war a High Prince comes to kill Nadya and she barely escapes. She finds herself making an alliance with new companions that have the same goal as she does, to end the war.
This book started off with a bang for me and hooked me immediately. One thing with fantasy that I’m still trying to learn is how to pronounce everyone’s names (how the authors come up with their names I will never understand) but I feel like I’m getting better at it!
I loved the magic and mystique of this book and how there was some romance thrown in. I do wish Nadya was more of the main character but I did enjoy reading from Seferin’s point of view also. I’m always happy when books have chapters alternating with different characters points of view so I feel like I’m getting the whole story, not just from one character.
Emily Duncan’s writing is beautiful and I loved this little goth world she created. I can’t wait to read more by her!