I received a copy of this book from Titan Books in exchange for an honest review.
The last Aturan King is dying, and as his strength fades so does his hold on sa and ka. Control of this power is a deadly lure; the Emperor stirs in his Forbidden City to the East, while deep in the Seared Lands, the whispering voices of Eth bring secret death. Eight men and women take their first steps along the paths to war, barely realizing that their world will soon face a much greater threat; at the heart of the world, the Dragon stirs in her sleep. A warrior would become Queen, a Queen would become a monster, and a young boy plays his bird-skull flute to keep the shadows of death at bay.
I saw the opportunity to be able to read and review this book on Twitter and I jumped at the chance to read it because dragons, I couldn’t turn it out, it seemed interesting and dragons are my favourite. However when I received it and started to read it, I began to struggle not even 30 pages in and it’s just not gripping me and I’m sad about that because I was so excited and I’m not entirely sure why I’m not enjoying it, the writing maybe? Perhaps it’s just not written in my style I mean it is an adult fantasy book and not YA so perhaps it’s that?! The cover is great I have to say, it is one of the aspects that drew me in to want to read this book. I’m going to attempt to push forward into this book however if I can’t get much further I will have to put this book down and mark it as a DNF and I rarely leave a book unfinished, this will be the second book that I’ve ever left unfinished, every other book I struggled to read I managed to somehow finish because I did get into at some point or another. So for now I will leave this at a 2 star rating and this may stay the same if I don’t finish this book.
If you are interested in adult high epic fantasy book this may be for you. So please don’t judge this book just from my review just because this book was not for me doesn’t mean that you won’t enjoy it. Below is the Goodreads link for you to find out more and UK and US links if you wanted to buy a copy of this book.
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