alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her
life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the
impossible on the battlefield — her brother, fighting with the enemy — the
brother she watched die five years ago.
winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an
enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village
is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more
desperate to get back to her beloved family.
brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite
the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a
love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own
definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people
she’s spent her life hating.
sounded amazing, folks were raving about this book and when I got the ARC, I
jumped on this.
it. Eelyn, is an okay character. We start with her in the mountains when she is
called back home earlier than expected. So off she goes making her way back
with some people to accompany her. They never expected to be under attack.
Eelyn should have run and hide like she was told, and maybe should have been
able to escape. Instead she’s caught and puts up a good fight.
Unfortunately they over power her and she is forced to go with this enemy.
gave up on the book. I wasn’t feeling it. The character’s weren’t screaming
amazing at me. The story seemed to be moving along slowly. I ended up putting
the book down at that point.