Sixteen-year-old Niena wants nothing more than to attend an elite bardic college, but when the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again she finds herself on the run, through the fey realm of Fairhome, to the city where she was born. On her trail are her army veteran grandfather, thrown into a commander’s role he doesn’t want, the lord of the fairies, trying to steer her to his own ends, and the husband she won’t meet for fifteen years. If she kills the dragon, she’ll save everyone she holds dear. But if she kills the dragon, she’s cursed instead to become it.
”Dreams starve and die if not fed by imagination.”
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QOTD: What are you currently reading? My current read is Curses of Scale by S.D. Reeves. The cover is so beautiful, and it reminds me of Christmas and Hearthstone (a Blizzard game). A story about young Niena, who wants nothing more but to attend an elite bardic college, but when the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again, she finds herself on the run… @sulis_international
A uniquely designed plot, intriguing and different. I was so excited to read this book. The cover was mesmerising and the synopsis was promising. It made me eager to start the book and I couldn’t wait to dive into this fantasy world.
The first couple of chapters were very slow for me. I had to re-read chapters twice, and I didn’t quite understand what is happening. After a while, things became clearer, and I started to enjoy the story a bit more.
I loved Niena’s character. She was a typical being, where one part gasps with bravery, and the rest gasps with fear. I loved how realistic she was at moments, knowing to be scared when supposed to, and fierce when needed of her.
The story gasps with a lot of intense scenes, full of adventures, that I am sure you will all love and appreciate. From trying to fight a dragon, to running away, to the amazing plot twist right at the very end, this book made me restless, after I started enjoying it.
The only reason I am taking two stars away is because I had to read the first 60-ish pages two-three times, until I finally dived in and started enjoying the story.
”A fairy bargain can live no deeper than your lips, it always dies before reaching the heart.”
A beautiful tale, full of magic, adventure and time travel. And a cover that suits it so well.
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Thank you to the author, S.D. Reeves , for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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