Genre: YA, Fantasy
** Thank you Raincoast Books, St. Martin’s Press & Wednesday Books for my ARC **
There’s no mercy in this story and packs a good punch right from the first chapter. There’s bloodshed, magic and unlikely alliances.
I found myself in awe of the atmosphere and setting that Duncan creates. The architecture, snow and the mountains… It had a bit of a Game of Thrones feel to it.
I had a soft spot for him right from the start and really enjoyed his parts of the book. I always seem to fall for the bad boys!! Seriously..that scar on his eye had me thinking Jason Mamoa (yum).
In all fairness, if someone had slashed your eye as a child, I think you’d be out for blood too!
Serefin’s companion..I liked her! She was a badass. Very Kill Bill with her missing eye!
Even though she was my least favourite character, her gift of communicating with different gods and what they could do was pretty neat. I admired her loyalty.
He kinda comes out of nowhere..he’s dark, mysterious and whaat? Tranavian!
To be honest, I was a bit confused with his introduction into the story and it takes a while to figure out why he’s there.
The way his appearance was described, I couldn’t help but picture the Medjai from The Mummy.
Overall, it felt like I was playing a game Mario Kart. You start off fast, things begin to slow down, but then you pick up speed again.
It was a bit of a heavier fantasy, but I really enjoyed the concept and action scenes.
To read an excerpt: Wicked Saints
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light.