About the Book:
A crown woven together by lies.
A kingdom with the power to unravel them.
Four Reaches. Four brides. Only a fortnight separates the young women from becoming reluctant queens of the usurper king, Eoghan Rhiagain.
Twenty years earlier, King Eoghan’s father cunningly devised marriages between the highborn sons and daughters of the oft-warring Reaches, sealing the unions before they could protest, shattering existing betrothals in place of forced alliances.
Now, Eoghan, the cruel boy king who stole his crown through murder, demands the eldest daughters of these unions. To accept is unfathomable. To refuse is treason.
The lords and ladies of the kingdom have no choice but to prepare their beloved daughters for the horrors ahead. But they’ll soon discover there are no longer any daughters left to present. All four have disappeared, painting the world with their rebellion.
Theirs is not the only rebellion. Across the kingdom, little fires light within. From the enigmatic sorcerers in the northern mountains, to the magi who both wield and regulate the kingdom’s magic, and beyond… to a place where two prisoners are not what they seem.
As the Reaches ready themselves to face the king, the kingdom hovers on the edge of chaos.
And there are many who recall, in candlelit secrecy, tales of a time before…
This book was an interesting epic fantasy. It had touches of dystopian fiction to it. The book was difficult to understand in the beginning, with all the names. Luckily, there was a name guide. Reading multiple POVs was great but I needed to use the name guide a few times.
Plot development was fantastic. Even with the multiple POV, Cradit still had you guessing what was going to happen next. I loved the plot twist throughout the book. This book may have been slow, but it kept you on your toes.
I loved the character development. It was easy to love the main characters and understand why they did what they did.
Overall, this was a incredible read. I enjoyed the plot and story. It was unique and fun to read. The book was a bit slow and hard to understand at times, but there were guides to help with that.
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