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Synopsis (from Goodreads):
A god of war seeking restoration. An unwilling sacrificial bride. Betrayal that could destroy them both.
Every fiber of my being is woven from the rage of mortals.
Theodric, the young God of War, has a talent for inciting conflict and bloodshed. After being stripped of his powers by his older brother, King of Gods, he sets out to instigate a mortal war to prove himself worthy of being restored to power.
I loved Kisk once; it was my home… But that was before. This is now.
Sixteen-year-old Cassia, like many in the modern era, believes gods and goddesses to be just a myth. Enemy to her country and an orphan of the war, she has no time for fairy tales. That’s until religious zealots from Theo’s sect offer her up as a sacrifice.
Can Cassia and Theo end the mortal war and return balance to the earth and heavens? Or, will their game of fate lead down a path of destruction, betrayal, and romance neither of them saw coming?
I really enjoyed this story. The desolate feel of the setting mixed with the survival mode of the characters really kept me involved in the story. I loved that there was mystery surrounding the characters and their roles/places in “society” as well. And the fantastical element kicked it up a notch. It had a dark feeling to it, yet it wasn’t a turnoff. Instead, it added to the ambiance of the story.
I don’t have a lot to say about this book other than you have to read it and experience it for yourself. It’s a really great and unique synopsis, and I loved that it wasn’t one I’ve read over and over again. It’s definitely going to be a great choice for fan of the fantasy and adventure combo.
Book stats: paperback, 302 pages, Radiantteen, July 11, 2017