The Illhari Republic rests on the bones of gods, telling tales of conquest and forgetting its once-bloody devotion to its most powerful goddess. Snowdenaelikk, half-blood conjuror and smuggler, cares less about history than the silver she can win with sharp metal and sharper wits. But when the local legion blames her for burning a village, an outlander with a sense of honor intervenes, and Snow finds herself tangled in politics and an unwelcome partnership.
The reader is very hard to keep up with. She changes voices without a pause or change in inflection. I loved the story line that I could follow, so y..Show More »ay. « Show Less
Snowdenaelikk never planned to return to the city of Illharek, but that was before the siege in Cardik, before the violent and once-forgotten goddess Tal'Shik came looking for revenge at the head of a Taliri army. The only people who can save the Republic are Snow, her partner Veiko, and the highborn scout Dekklis. Together they mean to muster the power of the Senate and leverage the arcane knowledge of the Academy's Archives.
The writing was not as magical as it was in the first book. The world building was well done complete with culture, history and religion. Where the fi..Show More »rst book dealt more with the inner spirit this one was non stop action.« Show Less