Author: Amber Argyle
Pub. Date: June 23, 2015
Publisher: Starling Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
A fugitive from the king she refused to marry, Nelay ventures out to save her family from the invading army only to discover the fate of her entire nation rests on her shoulders.
But in defeat after defeat, Nelay begins to realize a bigger power is at play than that wielded by mere mortals. Only she can stand between the cinders of her once-great nation and the vengeance of a goddess.
When I saw this book cover, I was so enthralled by it that I felt like I have to read this book. Then I read the description and I just thought maybe it will not be as good as I expect. By then, I accepted to review this and so, it's on my TBR list.
When I started reading, the magic that happens with all great books happened. The real world disappeared completely and I started feeling bad to leave the book, even to eat and sleep. And I am not even exaggerating on this.
The story begins with Nelay, a priestess, plotting to escape the King Zatal, who wants to marry her to save his land. But, Nelay never wanted to be the Queen of Idara. She wants to save her family and become High Priestess once she is back. She pays the tribesman, Rycus, to get her from Idara to her family, without getting caught. Rycus, along with his men, travels with Nelay in the hot desert lands, where anyone could be lost and dead. What begins as a simple plan turns into much much more than that and even Gods and fairies are at play here. Stuck in the tangled mess of the fight she cannot win, Nelay has to choose at every turn of her life, even when it comes to losing her love, ambition and life.
I didn't know that this was the second book in the series until I completed this one. So, I assure you that you wouldn't need to read the first book to enjoy this one.
Nelay is a girl, who is ambitious, strong-willed and high-spirited. Although at first she is just brought out a strong protagonist, her heart and spirit is known little by little as the story proceeds. The best thing about this book is the character development. All the characters have depth enough for the readers to really understand their mental state. Rycus and his men are great company to the readers during the adventure..especially the stories of Rycus. There is nothing I can predict in this book. Whatever I thought will happen, never happened. Why I didn't read anything from this author before this is still a mystery to me. :)
Extremely well written and fast paced, this novel is one hell of a great book, that you wouldn't want to miss for anything.
About the Author:
Amber Argyle is the number-one bestselling author of the Witch Song Series and the Fairy Queen Series. Her books have been nominated for and won awards in addition to being translated into French and Indonesian.
Amber graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in English and physical education, a husband, and a two-year old. Since then, she and her husband have added two more children, which they are actively trying to transform from crazy small people into less crazy larger people.
To learn more about Amber, visit her blog at amberargyle.blogspot.com
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