This book did not disappoint.
I’d first like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for sending me an advanced digital copy. My opinions are my own.
Where do I start? Eelyn is the female character I want in everything. She might also be more badass then Aelin?? If that’s possible. They’d either get along or they’d fight like Aelin does with Manon.
She’s literally not afraid to take an eye to get answers. I love her.
There’s romance in the story but unlike other books with fierce female leads, the romance is barely there. It’s not the main focus of plot. And it’s such a gradual thing that the buildup is so natural and you don’t even care that there’s a romance integrated into it.
I love this book.
There’s a lot of gore in this book and it’s detailed really well. So this book isn’t for the faint of heart. About the detail though, the fights are so different and clear that it feels like it’d be a real story.
What I also love is that men don’t look down on the women at all. Some want to be fighters and so they train for it. Some want to be healers and so they train for it. Some want to just raise families and so they do it.
EVERYONE DOES WHAT THEY WANT TO DO AND NO ONE IS SHAMED FOR IT.
I’m in awe of this book and I’m probably going to buy it once it hits shelves. I can’t wait to see what else Adrienne Young has in store.
5/5 exceeded my expectations.