Oh. My. God! This one is definitely getting on my top books for the ’18 list! Even if it was published quite a long ago, it was read by yours truly recently and boy did I love it!
In the first book of what promises to be a spectacular trilogy, we see a story from three different perspectives. One from a young boy, one from an older girl, and one from an estimed noble with quite the dark secrets. All three of them are magnificent, full of suspense, political intrigue, and soooo much betrayal, it could put that HBO series we all know thanks to over-advertising (yes, you all know which one I’m talking about) to shame!
And Devin Madson did that without cheap tricks and way too much show of cleavage – and other naked parts – or gore. She presented her story in such an artistic way, one that old anime fans and rpg players can really appreciate. It was like an oriental DnD campaign, with all the plot twists and mishaps, coming to life on the pages, and I just couldn’t get enough! I know it took me a while to review this, but trust me, if it wasn’t for my OCD tendencies and the full review list, I would have done it aaaaages ago!
One can only wonder what’s in store for our heroes and what kind of new alliances will be created and/or broken in the next book. I certainly can’t wait to find out, and I recommend this to anyone seeking a story that combines western and eastern characteristics, and an action-suspense-packed plot that doesn’t disappoint whatsoever!
***I was given an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinion stated in this review is solely mine, and no compensation was given or taken to alter it.***