I didn’t read any of the reviews before reading this book and I barely read that brief summary on the back of the book. I haven’t read a single book in the Seven Realms series or even heard of this author before I walked into an Indigo Pop-Up and picked it up,
I really had no idea what I was getting into, basically.
BUT a book that starts off with a character DYING???!!!! Talk about depressing! I know that these characters are supposed to be linked to another book, but honestly I didnt feel like I was missing out on too much, all things considered. Despite the death at the beginning, it was really a bit of a slow start. I kept thinking “oh c’mon get to the point already” and considered skimming. Serious consideration.
I didn’t really understand the point of the magemark and the Empress Celestine so maybe I really am missing something by not reading the other Seven Realms books?
There are dragons and that’s what kept me reading, honest to goodness.