Askia is the heir to the frozen crown of Seravesh after fighting against the Roven Empire they get too strong for her forces. She travels to the neighboring kingdom to request help and an army to fight for her throne but realizes court politics are something she will have to learn fast, after fighting like a warrior for years.
Askia is not your typical simpering court darling and she gains the attention of a prince, some warriors, some court members and even the Emperor. Pretty much everyone wants something from her in one way or another and she has to hide her amazing witch powers from almost everyone for fear of persecution cause they kill witches due to their power and their own religious beliefs. Or just cause guys are in charge and suck as usual and jealous they aren’t witches, that’s usually my take on persecution, jealousy.
Is it bad that the attention of the Emperor was kind of hot even though he has a menagerie of wives he’s ignoring. What is wrong with me? I mean I should be more enraged that she can’t just petition for help as a royal without marrying someone but …..
Princess Askia is not free to choose who she can marry or love or who can help her without her looking like she’s in bed with them literally. So she does not have many options which is so frustrating. But the principal wife of the Emperor may be able to teach her a few things to help her be a stronger ruler and witch. The magic system in this book is very interesting and kept secret in an underground guild.
This is a duology. I need to know what happens to Askia, you left her in a very bad spot!!!
Thank you @bookriot, @netgalley and @harpervoyageur for the advanced copy for my honest and voluntary review.
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“Propulsive and intricate, Greta Kelly has constructed a world of twisting politics and thrilling magic following a heroine who is both clever and uncompromising, but ultimately, has heart. A stellar read that I thoroughly enjoyed.” — Emily Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints
A princess with a powerful and dangerous secret must find a way to save her country from ruthless invaders in this exciting debut fantasy, the first novel in a thrilling duology packed with heroism, treachery, magic, and war.
Askia became heir to the Frozen Crown of Seravesh because of her devotion to her people. But her realm is facing a threat she cannot defeat by sheer will alone. The mad emperor of the Roven Empire has unleashed a horde of invading soldiers to enslave her lands. For months, her warriors have waged a valiant, stealth battle, yet they cannot stop the enemy’s advancement. Running out of time, she sets sail for sun-drenched Vishir, the neighboring land to the south, to seek help from its ruler, Emperor Armaan.
A young woman raised in army camps, Askia is ill-equipped to navigate Vishir’s labyrinthine political games. Her every move sinks her deeper into court intrigues which bewilder and repel her, leaving her vulnerable not only to enemies gathering at Vishir’s gates, but to those behind the palace walls.
And in this glittering court, where secrets are worth more than gold, Askia fears that one false step will expose her true nature. For Askia is a witch gifted with magical abilities—knowledge that could destroy not only her life but her people. As her adversaries draw closer, Askia is forced to make an impossible choice—and no matter what she decides, it may not be enough to prevent Seravesh’s fall.