Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.
Book was so good. I enjoy the world building to it and some of the characters in the book. Second best fantasy read of the year for me.
Really like Zelie in the book. She starts off as a fighter and her big mouth will get her on trouble. Lucky her brother, Tzain can get her out of trouble at times. With there luck they run into Princess Amari. With Amari’s brother hunting her down along the way.
So, what trouble has Amari gotten herself into?
How does that involved Zeile and Tzain along the way?
With so many hidden secrets in the book. Also with tons of body count along the way. No one is safe in this world. Told between three point of views. If you enjoy long high fantasy, then this book is for you.