Hello dear readers!

It has been such a long time ago, that I don’t really know how to start this. But I have now settled in pretty nicely at our new place and I will do my best to get this blog going again! And what is better than a review to start that of?
Enjoy! And please be aware of spoilers. You have been warned.

SPOILERS

Read more about it here!

Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Genre: YA Fantasy
Year of first publication: 2009
Pages:
506
Form: Paper book
Rating: 4/5 stars

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Characters

One of the things that really stood out to me in this book was the characters. All the ”important” characters was different, was flawed and realistic in a beautiful way. But I want to talk a little extra about a few of the characters.
Han Alister/Hunts alone lives a pretty rough life, but tries to stay honest and not do harm. He has been though so much, lived so many lives and he is only a teen.
Raisa is our princess and she is a badass one. She has such a pure heart, but she is a teenager after all and she wants to be able to break free from the little square that has become her life. I loved how she, just like Hunts Alone lives different lives and try to mend those two together.
Amon Byrne. One in the queen’s guard and the childhood friend of Raisa. He is just likable from the start. Pure at heart and has feelings for the ”wrong” person.
Father of Amon is Edon Byrne, captain of the queen’s guard. He is on this list because he is precious and needs not to die in the books to come.
The last one I want to mention is the father of Raisa, Averill Demonai. He is the parent that actually got a clue about what is going on. He is down to earth and it is lucky Raisa have him and not just her mother.

Setting

I really liked the home of the clans. It was so living. But than again, I always love a good castle.

Quotes

”We may be poor, but at least we’ve always been honest”

The demon king

‘”Why do we need to know what happened before we were born?’ So hopefully we get smarter and don’t make the same mistakes again”

the demon king

My thoughts

As I said before, this book had the most wonderful cast of characters. It was a little slow and usually I don’t do so well with that, I get bored and tend not to be so eager to pick it up. But in this case it was hard to put it down. It didn’t matter that it was a slow one. It needed to be slow so the bild up of the world could be just as good as I think it was.
One more thing I really liked was Chima’s writing style. I have never read anything by her before, but it was still like coming home.

It also had a great magic system!

Stay safe and read happily! // A Home In Pages

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