Author: Elise Kova
Reading Level: YA
Released: November 19th 2015
Review Source: Silver Wing Press
Soldier… Sorcerer… Savior… Who is Vhalla Yarl?
Vhalla Yarl marches to war as property of the Solaris Empire. The Emperor counts on her to bring victory, the Senate counts on her death, and the only thing Vhalla can count on is the fight of her life. As she grapples with the ghosts of her past, new challenges in the present threaten to shatter the remnants of her fragile sanity. Will she maintain her humanity? Or will she truly become the Empire’s monster?
Who is Vhalla Yarl? Is she a soldier as the Emperor has condemned her to be? Is she a sorcerer as she was training to become, one with the black legion? Or is she possibly a savior, of the kingdom or of Prince Aldrick?
Vhalla isn’t so sure whats going on around her, she’s just been going through the motions of daily life. Preparing for the eminent war she is resigned to do what she can and show everyone who wants to break her. That is, if she doesn’t break from the constant pressure. No longer a library apprentice, and still an outcast as a wind-walker within the tower for mages. She doesn’t know where her place is and can’t seem to get any control of her magic.
I cannot being to say properly how much I enjoyed this book, this series is amazing. I re read from the beginning today around 10 am and just finished the book right now at 10 pm. Yes, twelve hours of reading, thank god I have the third book in my hands or my heart would be breaking (very much like Vhalla’s come to think of it).