(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I liked this book a lot more than I thought I would. Although Nym is quite powerful in this book, I felt that she came across really well as being someone who didn’t have control and who felt a lot of guilt for what had happened at her hands.
I found a lot of the supporting characters in this book to be really intriguing. I wasn’t very sure about Breck as a character. There were times I did like her, but others where her brusque personality rubbed me the wrong way. I liked Colin better… but I wasn’t too thrilled with the hints of the potential love triangle involving him and Nym.
The society that Nym grew up in came across as really harsh. I didn’t really like the King, knowing that the citizens of his Kingdom were being sold and owned… mistreated. When I got to know him a bit more as a character, I did find him to be an interesting person, but I didn’t really know enough about him to change my opinion.
I had very mixed feelings about Adora. As the book went on, I disliked her more and more… and she definitely began to show her true colours later on.
I did like Eogan as a character. I felt that the romance aspects of this book came across really well. Although the relationship did move fast, I found it believable and easy to get behind.
There were characters I would have liked to see more of in this book. I was intrigued to learn about the different abilities people had in the Kingdom and surrounding area, but I would have liked to learn more about all of them and not just the Elementals.
I found the carnivorous horses to be really interesting, especially since, for all they were meat eaters, they still seemed like fairly normal horses. But the mental image of them really did kind of freak me out.
I do have the second book in this series ready to read, but this one did end on a cliffhanger. I found it a really good read, with likable characters that I truly cared about. And the world was a really good one. I definitely look forward to seeing more of the world and the characters.