Author: Anna Banks
Date of Publication: October 4th, 2016
Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king’s servitude.
Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.
Sepora’s gift could save Tarik’s kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?
I am not going to even summarize this book. You can check out the summary above. I was really looking forward to this book because I did really like Anna’s Of Poseidon Trilogy. This however left me into a ball of confusion. The book is broken up into two point of views which are Sepora’s and Tarik’s. I preferred reading from Sepora’s point of view over Tarik’s, but I was still left wanting a whole lot more.
Some of the parts at the beginning when Sepora is kidnapped was actually alright, but then the author kept talking about spectorium, and I just didn’t get it. The word was so over used and some of the names and names of places were just too much.
The writing was easy to follow, but the story itself with prince and princess has been over done. Don’t get me wrong I love my prince and princess stories, but I just wanted something different and amazing, and while she did throw in this spectorium buisness and pyramids etc. it still was the same old story.
Even though I just wasn’t into this book I will read more from the author because I have liked everything else that she has written.
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