Inventive . . . absorbing and rewarding
The suspense, character development, and worldbuilding are all superior, and the ominous tone of the opening is sustained throughout
The characters work wonderfully well and when you get to the meat of the story, the reader is in for one hell of a ride. All round a cracking book and a title that keeps its strengths building
Captivating, dynamic characters with even more intriguing relationships
I loved these characters, even though I knew it was going to hurt. Heart-wrenching. Poignant. Lovely
A remarkable feat for a newcomer, and leaves me eager for the sequel, Fortune's Blight
Her ability to insert beautiful descriptions into an action-packed scene is certainly the mark of a talented writer and the series only looks set to become more exciting as the story progresses.
Intrigue, betrayal and old rivalries play out against the fires of revolution. Hang on for a wild ride!
Picture the fluent prose and flawless world-building of an author such as Trudi Canavan combined with the epic plot and character lists of an author like Martin and you won't be far off . . . Her ability to contrast beauty with brutality, hope with despair and love with hate will secure this novel as one of the year's finest