I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Firstly, I began reading this book without knowing that it was part of a series. When I realized this, I tried to hunt down the first novel but unfortunately was unable to find it or order a copy of it. I continued reading this novel in spite of that, and I am SO GLAD that I did! Here is my review:
Five sisters, each unique, and each destined for something that they could never imagine…One is a gifted magician named Ash, who has set off on a journey to find a dragon that could destroy those she holds dear. The beautiful, unhappy Rose longs for her daughter, Rowan, and decides to go on a harrowing mission to get her back. Ivy, married for the sake of an alliance, sets her sight on becoming the Duchess of Seacaster. Willow, a fanatic of the religious order Maava, has decided to dedicate her life and that of her child’s to ridding the kingdom of all those who do not believe in her faith. And Bluebell, the battle-scarred warrior princess and heir to the throne, hears rumors of a sword that was wrought to kill her and must now face a foe who once was her friend.
From one journey to the next, the story follows these five sisters. The choices they make along the way can either hold their kingdom together, or land it in utter chaos.
This book is fantastic! The personalities and behaviours of each sister are vastly different, which makes it so fun to read! The story line connects well and the author has clearly developed the plot in a way where everything works. The fantasy aspects are interesting to read. I was hooked from page one. It didn’t matter that I hadn’t read the previous novel in the story; I was able to follow along and enjoy the ride all the same! This novel is fast-paced, well-written, and so exciting that I simply could not put it down! I cannot wait until the next book in the series. If you love fantasy and strong female leads, then this is the novel to try!