Compelling World and Well-Drawn Characters Pull You In
This story pulls you right in, as the first narrator is a witch who has been fatally injured but wants to find someone to pass on her magic to. After this first chapter, the others are narrated by the heroine and her guardians. I normally don’t like first-person point of view, but these authors pulled it off very well. I felt like I was living the story with the narrators. Even though there were quite a few POV characters, the authors managed to give them unique voices and ways of looking at their world. That’s not easy to do in general, and it certainly isn’t easy to do when there are so many! I absolutely adored all the main characters, Katarina and her men. The story was so full of twists and turns. The combination of great characters, well-written prose, and fast-paced action made it a book that was hard to put down. I quite enjoyed it, and I look forward to the rest of the series.