Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth desperately try to stop Lazmet Noavek, a tyrant who may be Cyra’s father, regardless of the inescapable fates spoken by the oracles at their births.
This book was amazing!!!! I loved it and I can’t wait to see what Mrs. Roth does next. The link to the review of the first book in the duology, Carve the Mark, is right here. I was engrossed in the book from page one and I couldn’t put the book down until the very end. I loved the characters, I got invested in the plot, and the setting was just beautiful. I loved it so much and I am so sad that the series is over. If you want to hear more of my thoughts then you should read the rest of my post.
The characters were realistic. I loved them all to pieces, which meant that I was crying buckets for some parts of the book. I really loved how resilient the characters were. They were all beautiful in their own way. They also changed a lot over the course of the book, which meant that their relationships did too. The characters were really realistic and acted like people. They were also really detailed and had amazing backstories. I really enjoyed reading about them and learning about them, I’m really sorry that I can’t read another book from their perspective.
My favorite character was Teka. She was talented and funny, but that’s not why she’s my favorite. Teza is my favorite because she was Cyra’s first girlfriend. She was there for Cyra when Askos wasn’t. She was also the first person to touch Cyra of her own free will, to give her a hug. Teka was just an amazing person altogether and I love her with all of my heart.
The plot was very well done, if not a bit predictable. Not very predictable but I knew some things were going to happen. The thing that I am most curious about is whether there will be a sequel. It was set up so that it could be either a sequel or the end of a duology. The plot was very action-packed, but there was a fair amount of planning there as well. I loved how Mrs. Roth was able to leave me with a plot twist or cliffhanger that had my jaw still dropped in shock a few chapters later. The plot was also really even paced. I think that the plot could have been a little better, but I wouldn’t have made it that good.
The setting was very well done. I enjoyed exploring Orga and everything on it. I also loved learning about the cultures of a lot of planets and learning more about Thuve/Urek. The way that everything worked was amazing and I loved learning about it. Mrs. Roth made sure that there always something new to learn and that I would find amazing and wonder how I hadn’t known that before. I loved learning about the setting and I hope that you love this book as much as I did.
I really loved this book and I hope that you do as well. I highly recommend it to everyone who enjoys fantasy or sci-fi, as this book is a combination of both. Please remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!!! -Annalee and Buttons