- File Size: 2702 KB
- Print Length: 305 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: BHC Press/Indigo (March 10, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 10, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XFKDY93
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,441 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mierta is a potion maker, a skill that he uses to try to avoid his fate. Orlynd has visions though he can't always interpret them as quickly as he needs to. He is caught in the schemes of Anya, the woman who is brought to marry Francis's son.
The author is very good on detailing the environment in which the characters find themselves, helping the reader to visualize in great detail the surroundings of Mierta and Orlynd. I found the dialogue a bit stilted at times and I personally didn't like Orlynd's dialect. There's a glossary in the back to help interpret what he was saying, but I found his speech distracting and it kept taking me out of the story. Other readers may not have this issue. I'd also warn the readers that this has a cliffhanger ending.
I'd like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this ARC. I did enjoy the story and I'm eager to see what happens next.
The character of Orlynd has a strong Celtic burr and while this is intentional on the part of the author, it's very difficult to read in places and I found myself thrown from the story several times while trying to work out what he was supposed to be saying. There is a glossary of terms in the back of the book which I strongly recommend reading first.
All in all this is a good start to a fantasy series, with the conventional tropes included, and is perfectly suited to the market it is aimed for; YA / MG crowd.
I received an ARC from the publisher in order to provide an honest review.
This book has excellent world building, lots of political intrigue and secrets, magic and adventure, and strong characters. I really enjoyed Orlynd’s sense of duty and his courage and responsibility.
This book does end on a cliffhanger, just so you know, but that doesn’t bother me. A fun, magical adventure!
This young adult fantasy follows the story of the warlock Mierta McKinnon from the Kingdom of Aracelly, and the soothsayer Orlynd O’Brien from the Kingdom of Vandolay.
The story starts with them as teens, and follows their life as they navigate through the murky waters of court politics. As these politics and other concerns exert pressures on their responsibilities, the characters develop in unexpected ways. Added to this is the mysterious visions that Mierta has predicting the end of the kingdom, and a prophecy.
I admit I’m not a fan of dialect in speech in books, and found some of this distracting, but there’s magic, visions, and intrigue, and it’s an enjoyable read. And of course it’s the start of a series, so there’s more books to come!
I flew through this book (especially the second time) and can't recommend it highly enough. I'm looking forward to the second book in the series!
I received an ARC copy from the publisher for an honest review.
The setting invokes the classical European medieval fantasy, with all that goes with it, with a great sense of danger and magic infused throughout.
Flohr brings these characters to life, with their own voice and I grew attached to quite a few of them. She masters the art of the cliffhanger all throughout the story, leaving the reader wanting more.
Some of the prose threw me off with how some words and phrases were overused. Another issue was the potentially confusing speech patterns of Orlyand, but fortunately, there is a guide supplied at the back at the book that helps with that.
If you’re a fan of the genre, I recommend giving this a look. Suitable for young adults and up.
I received an advanced reader copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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