A pretty good second book in a new fantasy series.
This is the second book in the series. I was at a disadvantage reading this book because I have not read the first book in the series. While there was plenty of back story in the book to let me understand what was going on with the characters, I probably would have liked it more if I’d read the first book. That’s on me, not the author.
The book follows the story of five royal sisters that have splintered away from each other to fulfill their own quests. Only Bluebell, the heir of the King, remains in contact with home and works to keep her land safe from invaders. She travels across the land, trying to find her sisters and bring them home. When she is told that one of her sisters is in possession of a magical blade that will kill her, her search becomes more urgent.
Rose is in exile after being cast aside by her husband. Rose’s young daughter Rowan was taken away from her. Rowan is being hidden away and cared for by a hunter that treats her like his own daughter. But Rowan’s parentage is not as it seems, and learning where she came from has dire consequences.
Ash is on a desperate quest with her teacher to find a dragon and kill it. She is adamant that doing so will save her from her cursed future. While Willow, a religious fanatic, is on her own dangerous quest.
Each chapter of the book is written about a different sister, and they alternate throughout the book. The book is well written, although it was a bit too long. The sister’s story unfolded too slow for me. It annoyed me that some of the characters were stuck too long and didn’t make any progress, especially Ash and Willow. Overall, I think it was a good book, but I suggest you read book 1 before you read this one.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.