A pansexual bloodmage reluctantly teams up with an undead spirit to start a rebellion among the living and the dead.
In Thanopolis, those gifted with magic are assigned undead spirits to guard them—and control them. Ever since Rovan’s father died trying to keep her from this fate, she’s hidden her magic. But when she accidentally reveals her powers, she’s bound to a spirit and thrust into a world of palace intrigue and deception.
Desperate to escape, Rovan finds herself falling for two people she can’t fully trust: Lydea, a beguiling, rebellious princess; and Ivrilos, the handsome spirit with the ability to control Rovan, body and soul.
Together, they uncover a secret that will destroy Thanopolis. To save them all, Rovan will have to start a rebellion in both the mortal world and the underworld, and find a way to trust the princess and spirit battling for her heart—if she doesn’t betray them first.
In the Ravenous Dark was such a detailed fantasy world. It took me such a long to finish and understand what’s happening. I did end up falling in love with the story and characters. I brought the book also for the pretty cover which I’m in love with. Fits the theme of the read.
Rovan is a fighter with secret abilities. When her friend is in trouble, she gets exposed. Rovan gets whisked away into the drama of family royals, and politics. Rovan is not going down without a fight, when the people she loves is suffering.
This book is very detailed in the world building. Lots of characters to fall in love with or hate. Lots of politics talk and some magical fantasy to balance each other out. Even there some crazy romances going on. I think this read is a stand alone. So no worries on any cliffhangers. I would mind another book with some of the side characters in it. I did very much enjoyed this book. It took a long to finish for me, but worth it in the end.
Looking for a new stand fantasy read, Check out The Ravenous Dark.