The High Queen is dying… At the royal summons, Shae mounts a wingabeast and soars through the air to the high hold of Faeraven, where all is not as it seems. Visions warn her of danger, and a dark soul touches hers in the night. When she encounters an attractive but disturbing musician, her wayward heart awakens. But then there is Kai, a guardian of Faeraven and of Shae. Secrets bind him to her, and her safety lies at the center of every decision he makes. On a desperate journey fraught with peril and the unknown, they battle warlike garns, waevens, ferocious raptors, and the wraiths of their own regrets. Yet, they must endure the campaign long enough to release the DawnKing—and the salvation he offers—into a divided land. To prevail, each must learn that sometimes victory comes only through surrender
I completely enjoyed this book! Shae and Kai have been raised as siblings but that is only to hide one's true identity for safety. When summoned to the Queen's deathbed Shae keeps close to Kai, as he is her guardian. Dark visions haunt her and adventure begins that is dangerous but could be worth all the risks!
The author did a great job with this book. Unlike a lot of Fantasy, this one is original! I love that the characters have depth to them. Different 'monsters' and creatures are intriguing to meet. The descriptions were poetic, story was fast paced and overall it was a joy to read.
I rate it a 5/5. I can't wait for the next one!
Thank you to Kathy Carlton Willis Communications for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.