(From My Latest Reading List in May 2020, Part 2)
About the book
It is not a peaceful time in the Algardis Empire. War is raging between the mages and seventeen-year-old Sara Fairchild will be right in the middle of it.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
Sara is the daughter of a disgraced imperial commander, executed for desertion. Sara is also the best duelist and hand-to-hand combatant in Sandrin. She lives quietly with her family’s shame but when challenged about her family’s honor, her opponent inevitably loses.
On the night she finds out her father’s true last actions, she takes the Mercenary Guilds’ vows to serve in the emperor’s army. Using her quick wits and fierce fighting skills, she earns a spot in the first division.
There she discovers secrets the mages on both sides would prefer stay hidden. Dark enemies hunt her and soon it’s not just Sara questioning the motivation behind this war.
While fighting mages, blackmailing merchants and discovering new friends, Sara comes across something she’s never had before – passion. The question is – can she fight for her empress against a mage who might unwittingly claim her heart?
This is year one of the Initiate Wars. Sara is hoping it doesn’t become the year she dies.
The storyline of this book is good. I enjoyed the story but it never reached a point. I know that you need to keep some juicy action for the next books in the series, but you also need to at least close off one part of the storyline otherwise you leave the reader frustrated.
I struggled a little to read the story properly as it seems whomever Terah got to edit her book, didn’t do a good enough job as there were words left out and grammatical errors. This meant I had to reread some of the lines and then put my own words in. This also left me frustrated.
Besides these issues, I enjoyed the story itself.
I gave this book a 3/5 star rating.
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