Hardcover, 416 pages
Published August 29th 2017 by Tor Books
One of the cleverest books I have ever read! I’m really sad that I waited so long to read this one. It had all the feels and the cleverness rating was through the roof. There were some areas that felt a bit confusing, so I’m not sure if that was on my end of not catching the clues. Or if that was the writing style. Either way, it wasn’t enough to ruin any part of the book.
If you’re looking for a fun steampunk read, this book is for you.
If you’re looking for a main character with a physical impairment, this book is for you.
If you love reading about musketeers, here you go.
If you aren’t looking for a grand romance, check this one out.
If you want a clever female mc, whose male companion complements her mental acuity and independence, and a deranged immortal antagonist, why haven’t you read this book yet?
There is a touch of body horror in this one, but the language uses Victorian style entendre and contains no graphic sex. Older teens would probably love this adult fantasy.
Needless to say, I am greatly anticipating more in this series. I want to know more about the pantheon of gods. And to see where the court intrigue takes the story. And maybe to check on the romance that was introduced. I wouldn’t mind seeing if that goes somewhere or not 🙂
In a world of soaring continents and bottomless skies, where a burgeoning new science lifts skyships into the cloud-strewn heights and ancient blood-borne sorceries cling to a fading glory, Princess Isabelle des Zephyrs is about to be married to a man she has barely heard of, the second son of a dying king in an empire collapsing into civil war.
Born without the sorcery that is her birthright but with a perspicacious intellect, Isabelle believes her marriage will stave off disastrous conflict and bring her opportunity and influence. But the last two women betrothed to this prince were murdered, and a sorcerer-assassin is bent on making Isabelle the third. Aided and defended by her loyal musketeer, Jean-Claude, Isabelle plunges into a great maze of prophecy, intrigue, and betrayal, where everyone wears masks of glamour and lies. Step by dangerous step, she unravels the lies of her enemies and discovers a truth more perilous than any deception.