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What I’m currently reading
I’m really enjoying this! The first half was a bit repetitive for me (Sonea runs, Sonea hides, Sonea is discovered, Sonea runs,… you get the idea) but I’m over halfway there now and am looking forward to see what’s next. The world building is excellent, and I can’t wait to learn more about it.
I seem to remember trying this author before and I couldn’t get into her then, but this time I’m definitely intrigued.
This year, like every other, the magicians of Imardin gather to purge the city of undesirables. Cloaked in the protection of their sorcery, they move with no fear of the vagrants and miscreants who despise them and their work-—until one enraged girl, barely more than a child, hurls a stone at the hated invaders…and effortlessly penetrates their magical shield.
What the Magicians’ Guild has long dreaded has finally come to pass. There is someone outside their ranks who possesses a raw power beyond imagining, an untrained mage who must be found and schooled before she destroys herself and her city with a force she cannot yet control.
What I recently finished reading
I’ll keep it short because my full review will be up tomorrow:
EVO Ghost was a great end to the trilogy. I especially liked Rave and Fernan, but I wanted more to go wrong. It was all a bit too smooth for me.
(How’s that for a flash review?)
Her name is both feared and revered.
Her name is that of a ghost.
Her name is Teddie Leason, and she’s back from the dead.
Teddie never agreed with Woodman’s hare-brained declaration of war that cost the lives of those dear to her, but now, she is the main participant in forwarding what he started. There is no turning back, the war has to play out, and she must end the oppression of her kind. EVO are at the mercy of a man with outdated ideas and the power to wield them. Britain will be reshaped forever unless enemies become allies and sacrifices are made.
Becoming the ‘Face of the Rebellion’ is bitter sweet, with the potential for justice, but also a weight she struggles to shoulder. The fight has never been more important, and EVO have never been more at risk. They will follow where she leads. Does Teddie have the strength to bear that responsibility?
What I think I’ll read next
I know my ever-growing tbr list doesn’t allow for re-reads (especially such long ones), but I’m tempted to re-read this all the same. Empress was the book that made me realise I wanted to be an author, and I’d love to pick it apart to see what makes it work. It clearly made an impression on me, and I’d love to see just how it’s put together.
I will still draw something new from my tbr jar, but damn this is tempting!
Her name is Hekat–
And she will be slave to no man.
In a family torn apart by poverty and violence, Hekat is no more than an unwanted mouth to feed, worth only a few coins from a passing slave trader.
But Hekat was not born to be a slave. For her, a different path has been chosen. It is a path that will take her from stinking back alleys to the house of her god, from blood-drenched battlefields to the glittering palaces of Mijak.
This is the story of Hekat, slave to no man.
Have you read any of these and would like to chat about it? I look forward to hearing from you if you do – just leave a comment below and we can get this book club started!
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