Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Tirteenth Tower by Sara C. Snider

Emelyn was abandoned at birth and was raised by the housekeeper of a well off town. Then the night of the festival magical creatures attack, and Emelyn is whisked away by a couple of magi. They claim they know what happened to her parents so many years ago, but the answers are elusive. Will they keep their promise or did they bring her along for another reason known only to them?

I truly enjoyed this book. The world was incredible, going from a tiny village to the splendor of the main town in the county. I also enjoyed the different humanoid creatures, their different personalities and abilities. Just... wow.

The characters were also pretty great. Seeing how they reacted, when you could tell something was up just by how the magi acted but you didn't know what. Emelyn starts out as this sweet innocent girl and grows in to a confident young woman. And some of the characters that get added to the cast such as Cobbe just make the story that much better.

Another thing I always look for in a fantasy story is how the magic is done. In this book its done exceedingly well. There are two forms structured as the magi use it, and unstructured type that forest people use.

I am so happy that I got a chance to read this book. It is one of my favorite books that I've read so far this year.

I received this book courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for my free and honest review.

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