Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.
With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.
She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.
However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non -magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.
And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.
Why did I pick this?
I was asked via twitter if I would like to participate in this blog tour. I sort of knew the author and the synopsis sounded really interesting. I’m not into heavy fantasy reads but I thought I’d give it a go.
What did I think?
Well, as I mentioned above, I’m not much of a huge fantasy reader but I wanted to give this one a try.
I enjoyed it. A bunch. Devri Walls is a fantastic story teller and has a way with words. She created a beautiful world that you can see yourself being in.
I connected with Kiora right away. She was a very likeable character and really relatable. She is funny and snarky and strong. She was willing to do what it takes.
I felt a strong connection between her and Emane and me being the romantic person I am, wanted to see more of it.
This is a highly fantasy novel. Although I did like it, it wasn’t all my thing. The story kept my attention and kept me turing the pages to see what was happening next.
This book had a lot of adventure and the magic was not lacking.
Overall I thought this was a very well written fantasy book. I’d recommend it to those who love their fantasy novels 🙂
“I have had a very hard time getting used to you, that is true. But I have never met anybody like you, Kiora. You really are remarkable.’ His hand started to reach out to her cheek again and then realizing there were no tears he stopped, bringing it reluctantly back down. Kiora’s stomach ached in response. Looking down at the ground he finished, ‘And not just because of your magic either.”