Published: August 27th by Silver Wing Press
A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…
The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.
Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.
So, I was a tad worried going into this book. I read a review by Cait @ Paper Fury and it wasn’t looking all the great. However, I am glad I decided to read this anyway because I loved it! Granted, it was a tad slow around the middle, but all in all, I think it was great!
I really liked Vhalla. She was a strong character in the unconventional sense. She had no idea what was going on, she didn’t know that she was a sorcerer or even what to do with her magic when she first got it, but she was strong willed and a character to look up to. She was a tad naive, which I think changes at the end of the book. Vhalla was definitely a character that I could easily be friends with. Plus, she works in a library!! What is better?!?
Can I just say Prince Aldrik? Need I say anything more? Like seriously? I mean, I disliked him at the beginning (c’mon, he pushed Vhalla off of a roof! Without warning!!) but he grew on me. He has that horrible, prince thing about him, that changes when you dig deeper into his personality. I totally grew to love him and I hated the fact that everyone had such a low opinion of him! I mean, he is the cutest prince ever. *Ahem*
I really enjoyed the plot. I loved the beginning and the action at the end definitely had me on the edge of my seat – and I was not expecting that trial to go the way that it did! However, I had to knock off a star because I feel like the middle was lacking something. It was enjoyable watching Vhalla learn magic and whatnot, but I feel like it needed more action. Everything seemed to come way too easily for her and I just wanted something more. Excuse my pickiness!
By the way, what is Egmun’s deal?!? Dude is a … I mean, seriously! Vhalla didn’t even do anything to him, all she was doing was hanging with Aldrik and the guy decides that he wants Vhalla dead?? I mean… what on earth is that all about! Dude needs to disappear somewhere horrible and never come back!
I really enjoyed this book, although I can see why there would be mixed opinions about it. I look forward to carrying on with this series! I gave this book 4/5 stars.
Have you read this book? Did you enjoy it?