She won’t meet her worst enemy on the battlefield…
War is brewing and the kingdom of Sindaleer is torn as the Knights of Norcir draw the folk to their side. When Sabriel, a specially Gifted, pledges her blood to their cause, she is ready to give all to bring the peace her leader promises. She understands Tirich’s deep hatred toward the king, and has prepared for this moment nearly all her life.
But when her identity as a Knight is discovered by the childhood friend who betrayed her years ago, Sabriel’s plans for justice come toppling down. Now distracted by what once was, Sabriel fights to hold onto what she’s believed to be true for so long.
Nick never forgot the red-headed lass of years past, but she’s not the friend he remembers. As enemies connected by their past take opposing sides on the battlefield, Nick refuses to believe what she’s become.
Voices in Sabriel’s head warning her she’ll never succeed and loyalties torn, she begins to realize that all is not as it seems. Tirich’s power is growing stronger, and she fears she was wrong about the good she once saw in him. The concluding book following The Broken Prince, reminds us of the inner wars we all face, and what it means to rise from the ashes when all hope feels lost.
I received this one as part of a tour.
This one is the second installment after The Broken Prince and you can really see that the events are very well related between the two books.
In this one we can see the author Kara Linaburg growing with her characters and delivering us a very great story and an awesome experience while we traverse through this story.
This one I liked a little more than the first, Sabriel was so relatable and connecting with her was so easy really, I think that made the book more enjoyable for me.
I think that almost everyone can actually find something to connect with on this character, so most probably we all will find some strong resemblance of us in her.
The plot was very well constructed and the growth of the characters and the author is very noticeable on this book, I liked that the development was so palpable throughout the story, I was turning to the next page to see what was happening next, it’s an absolute page turner.
So on this one we follow Sabriel, a young knight, trying to discern what could be better for the kingdom. Very early on you can see the struggles she is facing within the knights and with herself battling between good and wrong in a very interesting way.
I do think this time around th construction on all characters were so wholesome and nice, I got more interested or pained depending on their situations, and the development was great, you can see them growing up having fun and fears that you know are very real, one thing that the author do masterfully with this, is that a lot of the troubles we are facing at any point on life you can see them spread all over the book, so I think it does a very good companion in your most difficult times.
In all I did find this book enjoyable and magical, it does have a more fantasy feeling in some parts but that made it so good too, it felt well balanced and I do hope to see a little more of this author in the future.
A great and recommended read if you like fantasy and feeling connected to the characters