Release date: 26th March 2016
They are the light against the darkness.
The steel against the necromancy of the Druj.
And they use demons to hunt demons….
Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King’s elite Water Dogs is that they leash wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister.
Scarred by grief, she’s willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he’s possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other’s emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close.
As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius’s past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake…
Who thought this would be the book that will bring me out of my reading lull.
I got a copy of this book as part of a blog tour and trust me it is off to a brilliant start.
The story is about Nazafareen, she is part of a Nomad clan known Four-Legs. After her sister is killed by a wight, she decides to join the Water Dogs (the king’s elite hunters) and dedicates her life to protecting the king’s empire from the undead also known as the Druj. But to do this she must be linked with a daeva. Daeva’s look human but possess great powers which allow them to manipulate the elements but not without side effects. The escape of some ancient prisoners triggers a series of events that make Nazafareen question her faith, her team of Water dogs, the slavery of the daeva’s and their origin.
What did I Think?
Well damn! This was a really good book. It did start off pretty slow or maybe that was just me and my reading lull.
I liked this book as it was set in a game of thrones kinda set up, you know epic fantasy stuff.
The story is quite original as I don’t think I have read anything like this. The author put in some really great twists that I wasn’t expecting towards the end that had me all shocked.
I think I liked Nazafareen, she is almost the full package in terms of the heroine. She seems smart and not too chatty. I never heard her complain once, she was just impulsive and it took her a while to trust Darius.
I liked Darius too he struck me as the strong silent type which made him very interesting.
Let’s talk about Ilyas… now that dude is unstable. I knew this from the moment he showed up at the recruitment. And even the was he talked to his Daeva Tommas….need I say more? So I wasn’t surprised with the way things turned out.
What I liked was the fact that every character brought something to the story even the ever so random mages. And I can tell that the follow-up books are going to delve deeper into the story.