Five very different sisters team up against their stepbrother to save their kingdom in this Norse-flavored fantasy epic—the start of a new series in the tradition of Naomi Novik, Peter V. Brett, and Robin Hobb.
FIVE ROYAL SISTERS. ONE CROWN.
They are the daughters of a king. Though they share the same royal blood, they could not be more different. Bluebell is a proud warrior, stronger than any man and with an ironclad heart to match. Rose’s heart is all too passionate: She is the queen of a neighboring kingdom who is risking everything for a forbidden love. Ash is discovering a dangerous talent for magic that might be a gift—or a curse. And then there are the twins—vain Ivy, who lives for admiration, and zealous Willow, who lives for the gods.
But when their father is stricken by a mysterious ailment, these five sisters must embark on a desperate journey to save him and prevent their treacherous stepbrother from seizing the throne. Their mission: find the powerful witch who can cure the king. But to succeed on their quest, they must overcome their differences and hope that the secrets they hide from one another and the world are never brought to light. Because if this royal family breaks, it could destroy the kingdom.
This book really reminded me of the style of Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey, & Terry Brooks. Which by no means is wrong or bad. I enjoy those authors. I can tell that Kim Wilkins takes her writing style from them. If she doesn’t then I would suggest she read them cause to me their styles are very similar.
The book itself was an interesting read. I can not say it was my favorite and in parts of it I was like, how much longer is this book. I understand why she put the “traveling” (the parts of the book or series that seems boring but is needed for the story line) sections, but I got bored reading them. The plot twists and the underlying tension made it for a good read and I do recommend this book if you enjoy woman dominant story lines. This story is going to become a wonderful series full of suspense and thrills.
I received this book from Net Galley for this review.