Rating: 2 out of 5.

I couldn’t get into this fantasy/romance book. The story didn’t interest me. The book goes from one fight scene to another, with little story in between. The writing is clunky and stilted. There is probably an audience for this book, it just wasn’t for me.

Darya is a Sentinel, a person trained from youth to be a fighter against storm-born monsters that prey on people. There are several gods, and one of them, called the Traitor God, turned on the others and waged war. Amaris was a fighter over a hundred years ago and helped freeze the Traitor God, freezing himself as well. The Traitor God is now free. Darya finds Amaris during her patrol and wakes him from his deep sleep. Darya’s sword has the soul of Amaris’s former lover instilled in it, and she can communicate with the soul. (confused yet?) The book is basically a description of Darya and Amaris fighting the monsters created by the Traitor God. Oh, and there is an awkward romance story between the two characters.

There isn’t much worldbuilding, so I didn’t really understand why the world was the way it was. I felt like the book started in the middle of the story. Again, maybe others will enjoy this book. I just couldn’t get into it.

Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for the free digital copy of this book.