Author: Keylin Rivers
Pages: 358 pages
Genre: YA Fantasy, Dystopian
Publication Date: August 31st, 2019
Publisher: Astre Encre
Over a thousand years have passed since the first Godstones ripped through the skies and mangled the earth. With their fall came centuries of chaos and destruction, but also immense power.
Power that separates humans from Gods.
Now, in the Kingdom of Azanthea, two adoptive brothers flee from unjust conscription.
A fugitive struggles to truly be free.
A double-crossing warrior must choose where his allegiances lie: with his wife or with his daughter.
A traitorous heir to the Kingdom’s throne roams the lands in search of an army to call his own.
A prodigy in the House of Historian competes in a grueling trial to prove her loyalty.
And one God-King rules over them all.
I was given an ebook form of this book for an honest review.
This is a spoiler-free review and trust me, when I say that I had to re-write this review a few times, lol. I always let some important details out.
I love fantasy a lot, most of my reading genre is Fantasy. I am not much into the romance that is in so many fantasy novels, I’m more into the adventure and the magic, but I don’t mind the romance 😀
First of all, let me start by saying that this book was such a great read.
You have multiple POV which I normally don’t like much but it is so well done here, everything goes smoothly as the changing in the povs happening and the author was able to keep me in suspense, the entire time. I loved it.
The characters truly made this story better, they are so relatable and fun to follow. And even the evil antagonist is OMG, wow… I love the bad guys/gals in a book and a movie, hehe. Through the relationship between the antagonist and the protagonist, you can truly see and understand the war so much better.
I enjoyed Vallich and Kari as characters and I wanted more of Vallich.
The romance was not my favorite thing in this book, but it didn’t bother me to put less rating. I loved everything else in the book so much that I kept it as 5 Stars ❤
My favorite characters are Vallich and Aurellia and not just because of Aurellia is my mom’s name, hehe. I felt more connected and every time they appeared in the story I dove deeper, eager to know more, see more. But Vallich is so well written, I mean you always on the age of the sit when Vallich appears in the story. The author did an amazing job here, wow.
The world-building and the magic system are also so well developed and masterfully written, I felt like I’m in a new (but somehow familiar) dystopian world full of magic.
You get sucked into the story fast and when it ends you look at the book in despair “What…? I want more… Give me more… Write more… Write faster, lol”
But seriously I am so happy to have another great series to follow.
The author gives are some clues about the lives of the people across Azanthea and even the smallest details you read gives you so much information and you learn a lot about the history of this new world. I want more of that.
The Godstones were amazing to learn about, even though I wanted more information about all the abilities you get from them. Can’t say more without spoiling this for you, sorry).
Everything in this book was fascinating to learn about and I kept wanting more. I want to know everything about the powers and about this dystopian but fantasy world. I want to meet more people and see more of the land. I guess I just want more books, lol.
The ending had lots of omg moments, lol, because everything kept getting messed up and go sideways and then the book ended. The book ended on a cliffhanger – NOOO! I love it 😀
Overall, if you like magic, plot-twists, betrail, adventures, and amazing but diverse characters, this book is most definitely is for you!
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As always, thank you so much for reading ❤