I want to start this review by saying that I have only read Air Awakens of the previous 5 book series, and that was a couple of years ago already. But I have been following the author on Facebook for years, and recently finished (Finally!) reading the Loom Saga (look for that review very soon), which led me to request a digital ARC of the follow-up sequel series. And I’m very glad to report that it was excellent!!
I wanted to pick this book up before catching up on the original series so that my review might convince new readers less hesitant to pick it up. The situation almost reminds me of how I read the Tortall world out of chronological order. Having started with The Immortals I was ecstatic to discover that there were more stories that covered some “side” characters set in the same world. I was happy to go back and learn more about them and their adventures!
Anyway, what you need to know about this book:
- You don’t need to have read any of the Air Awakens series
- The cover art is gorgeous!
- There’s at least 3 books planned in this series
- If you like plucky heroines beating the odds to save the world, you’ll love this one 🙂
A desperate princess, a magical traveler, and a watch that binds them together with the fate of a dying world.
Vi Solaris is the heir to an Empire she’s barely seen. Her parents sacrificed a life with her to quell a rebellion and secure peace with a political alliance. Now, three years past when her wardship should’ve ended, Vi will do anything to be reunited with her family.
The Empire is faltering beneath the burden of political infighting and a deadly plague. Yet, Vi can’t help but wonder if her inability to control her magic is the true reason her parents haven’t brought her home. Suspicion becomes reality when she unleashes powers she’s not supposed to have.
Powers that might well cost her the throne.
As Vi fights to get her magic under control, a mysterious stranger appears from across the world. He holds the keys to unlocking her full potential, but the knowledge has an unspeakable price — some truths, once seen, cannot be ignored.
All eyes are on her and Vi must make the hardest choice of her life: Play by the rules and claim her throne. Or, break them and save the world.