Vason had to be the only person in The Hyris Empire who wanted nothing to do with discovering the chosen one. So of course there she was, standing before him in the moonlight.
Her amber eyes glowed unnaturally as shards of ice rose into the surrounding air, poised to strike. She had already killed the other watchers.
He could not get caught up in this. His sister—who was still lost in the Knoxen Slave Network—had to remain his priority. With the right resources finally at his disposal, all he had to do was to keep his head down. Yet, the woman before him was the only one who could save their people.
Her body was tensed like a frightened bird. He was the only one that stood in the way of her escape.
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The beginning of the story starts right into the excitement and introduces us to Robin, her amazing powers and Vason the one who finds her. She has been secreted away for years and unknowingly is the only one who can save her people from a war. But she doesn’t see them as her people- she grew up in a human community with no knowledge of her abilities.
It was interesting to see this story play out and learn where loyalties lie and what will happen with their enemies.
The beginning felt like I was entering the middle of the story so I was confused for quite a while trying to figure out the magic system and characters. I would’ve loved more backstory on the characters but also of this world MacKay created. The magic system was detailed and complex which was fabulous but difficult to remember every aspect.
All in all, the world building was lush but needed a bit of fine tuning.
Thank you to Marie MaKay for the gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Ugh, I hate when books make you feel like that. A thriller I just read was like that but I didn’t know it was part of a series when it was offered 🤦🏻♀️ Glad it kind of straightened out for you to at least enjoy it though!!
Sounds like a great concept anyway, but she didn’t info dump at the start? I’d love to give this one a try
I really dislike the “throw them into the action” writing style.