“Seventeen-year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the the King of Malam- that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose, she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.
However, its not so simple. The alleged killer is none other than Cohen Mackay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a treacherous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn that what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.”
This book was absolutely fantastic!
This book was the book of the month for the month of January for the book club that I am a part of. When I heard what this book was about at the beginning of the month, I was very excited to read. It did not let me down.
Britta was a very interesting main character. I couldn’t imagine having to be put in her place. Loosing your father. Never knowing your mother. Finding out that the boy you once loved might be your father’s murderer. I can’t imagine what that must have been like. I enjoyed reading from her perspective. Getting to see everything happening through her eyes. She reminded me somewhat of Celaena from the Throne of Glass series. They both are very strong main characters and enjoyed both of them due to that factor.
Cohen was also an amazing character. After thinking that he was the bad guy throughout most of the book, I was very pleased to find out that wasn’t true at all. I loved seeing that he really did care about Britta and her father. Some scenes that involved Cohen made me want to just cry happy tears. I thought that he was an amazing character and I can’t wait to see more of him in the future books.
The relationship between Cohen and Britta was a very bittersweet one for me. Us, the readers, kept thinking that Cohen was the bad guy throughout most of the book. When we found that the was not the case at all, it brought a smile to my face. Their interaction after that whole part of the book was amazing. There were scenes that made laugh as well as made me cry. The only complaint that I have about their romance was that it was such a prominent part of the story. I wish that it had taken a little bit of a side part in some scenes. Other than that, I have no complaints.
This book was full of plot twists. Most of them were great. From finding out that Cohen was not the killer to finding out that Enat was Britta’s grandmother the whole time. Those plot twists in particular took me completely by surprise. All the plot twists were great and I’m glad that they were included.
Overall, this book was a fantastic read. If you are a fan of Throne of Glass, I think you would really enjoy this book. It is a great book for anyone who loves fantasy and I highly recommend it.
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