About the Book:
Evrathedyn Blackrook whiles his days away at university, blissfully oblivious to the horrors afflicting his homeland. He escapes into dusty books, content as a second son.
Rhosynora Ravenwood spends her sleepless nights fantasizing of ways to escape her icy, suffocating dynasty. To flee her birthright is to invite a traitor’s penance. To stay is another kind of death.
But time and fate have a way of mending all mistakes.
Evra soon finds himself the new Lord Blackrook. His inheritance is a plague-ridden land, the pyres from his late father’s campaign against magic still smoldering.
His realm’s future in the balance, he travels beyond his borders to a remote northern hamlet, where he meets Rhosyn. The spark between them is immediate; the suspicion even stronger. In Rhosyn, Evra sees her rare magic as the perfect answer to his troubles. In Evra, Rhosyn sees everything wrong with the depraved world of men.
But Evra is out of options. And Rhosyn is out of time.
As they resist the undeniable, forbidden bond growing between them, Evra’s dawning horror of Rhosyn’s fate brings him to an impossible choice.
His home, or her?
This book was so good. I flew through it and landed up taking a day to read it. The book is based in the same world as The Kingless Crown, however you can read this one without the other.
The plot was really well written. I loved the dual perspective of Evrathedyn and Rhosynora. It always was engaging and had an air of mystery that made it hard to put down. World-building was also brilliant. I enjoyed that it wasn’t an information dump.
The characters were just amazing. There was depth in them from the get-go and never stop. They were always growing and as I read on, I couldn’t help but just love the characters.
Overall, I loved the book. It was full of magic, love, redemption, duty, betrayal, and lots of emotion. The book was hard to put down and I would highly recommend.
*I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.*
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