Quite the mystical magical adventure
What was the book about?:
Aeryn dreams of the magic told to her in stories by travellers when she is young. When she discovers she has magic herself, everything changes! She finds herself away from all she knows, experiencing the unfamiliar and meeting others like herself as they embark on embracing their powers and learning of their fate. But one, Lyse, catches Aeryn’s eye and when working closely with one another during training their friendship is sealed.
Featured Tropes: Young Adult, Friendship, Magical
I really enjoyed this story of magic, and worlds unknown. With a Young Adult feel the story focuses more on the magic and mystery of the Ice Crown Region and the magic mage powers Aeryn possesses. I loved how it took me on an adventure, and all the uncertainty it held for Aeryn and her future made me want to read on, learn about her powers, and know more about the kingdom she lives in, so it has built up the story nicely for the next book in this series.
I found I really had to concentrate whilst reading this story to get the full benefits of enjoying it, but that is nothing different to how I usually find Fantasy books. All that world-building and mystery deserves the full attention of the reader, and the way this book is written you certainly can’t avoid doing just that.
Aeryn is an inquisitive and infectious character. Although she is uncertain and nervous, she comes across as extremely brave, very accommodating, and she deals with the changes she faces with boldness and courage. There is a lot to be admired in Aeryn. The way her story develops means her interactions with other characters hinge on that uncertainty, she has to learn to trust those that join her on her journey, rather than be afraid. Her interactions with each character start out hesitant, but as she gets to know them she opens up and so do they, this way we get quite an intimate look at their friendships, and learn what it is that makes Aeryn trust each of them.
I really enjoyed this, and I am looking forward to more from this series.
Star Rating: 5 Stars
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