My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Fantasy is my favourite cake.
Well written and detailed world building adds a cherry on top and an imaginative and complex narrative gives me lashings of quality double cream to bind it all together.
I’m using food metaphors here because Jackie herself is always sharing her love of cooking and the flavours of the world with her friends and readers and this book felt like an extension of that creative vision.
The book itself is glorious, the pace pitched just right between the slow exploratory early tastings as we’re introduced to characters and plots in motion and the heady details as the narrative drives towards its final conclusion.
There is an amazingly complex world in play here which we’re allowed to discover as we read, no telling what we should be seeing but plenty of feeling the love between Minel and Falcon.
The secondary characters also come to life in vivid detail, the mystery and magic elements of this world are slowly revealed as the story continues.
I loved everything about this book and I can’t wait now to find out more about Javier and Rein.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.