Secretly trained, swordsmith Sage Blackwell steps up to run her family’s forge when her father falls ill. Sage desires to help the neglected Aermians but is bound by duty to provide for her own… Until, that is, she’s offered a chance to make a difference.
Sage knows the risks; imprisonment or death, and yet, she’s still willing to take them to protect her family. But when plans unravel, Sage finds herself facing the devils themselves, her sworn enemies, the princes of Aermia.
Tehl Ramses is drowning; crops are being burned, villages pillaged, and citizens are disappearing, leading to a rising rebellion. As crown prince, and acting ruler, Tehl must find a way to crush the rebellion before civil war sweeps through his beloved kingdom. He’ll do whatever is necessary to save his people. Yet, his prisoner is not at all what he expected.
ONE STORY. TWO SIDES. ONE GOAL: SAVE AERMIA.
“This was it. Escape was impossible and death inevitable”. With opening lines like that, how can you not be hooked. I first heard about this book when it started blowing up in the Facebook group “blind date with a book”. The more I saw about it, the more I wanted to read it. I love high fantasy books and anything set in a far off kingdom, King Arthur type of setting. The characters in this book are so amazing. Sage is such a strong character. She is capable of so much more than she realizes. She felt real as she makes mistakes, holds grudges and is inwardly scared as she tries to save the kingdom and build a resistance. But yet through all of this she holds her own! as for Prince Tehl, whilst some of his actions infuriated me, he also grew on me. As the book goes on, you see him really grow as a a character and develop into who Frost sees him as. This book is told in dual points of view, which as a reader I love, because it gives me the chance to see both sides and their inner emotions. The world building was fantastic and I was immersed to a far off place that was rich in history! This book gets 5 stars from me!