Morning mortals! It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me…and I’m feeling like telling you all about a book I want to read.
I reviewed the first book in this series, having received it in a Fairyloot box, last year. I haven’t really heard that many people talking about it since, even though I think it’s a good book. I was interested in the way the story was necessarily quite linear (they went up the mountain, they came down the mountain) so I’ll be intrigued to see where this story goes!
After the terrifying events on Mount Raksha, the witches have returned, and River has betrayed Kamzin to regain his dark powers. The witches’ next step: march on the Three Cities and take over the Empire—led by River’s brother, Esha.
If Kamzin is to save Azmiri and prevent the fall of the Empire, she must find a star that fell in the Ash Mountains to the north. Fallen stars have immense power, and if Kamzin and Lusha can find the star, they can use its magic to protect the Empire. To get there, Kamzin has allied with Azar-at, the dangerous and deceptive fire demon, who can grant her great power—in exchange for pieces of her soul. But River wants the star too, and as their paths collide in dangerous and unexpected ways, Kamzin must wrestle with both her guilt and her conflicted feelings for the person who betrayed her.
Facing dark magic, a perilous journey, and a standoff against the witches, can Kamzin, Lusha, and Tem find the star and save their Empire?
Is this on your TBR? Let me know in the comments below!