I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again.
Two days later and I feel like I'm ready to say some more. This was one of my most anticipated books this year and my expectations were high, to say the least... It's the story of one woman trying to fulfill a dream, to make life a little better and easier for her people. A strong, badass woman who loves how she lives and fights, fierce and fully. (I love her!) The story is told in three parts, then, now and after. I loved how I was just thrown in as a reader and had to figure stuff out by myself while reading. I always enjoy stories told in different timelines so I loved the first part where the two timelines are mixed. In the second part where one timeline is left to follow the pace really picks up and there's a rollercoaster of action and fighting scenes. I couldn't put the book down... But... what got me to tears was the last part, the after, where we learn what happens to the characters. It was beautiful and gave the story the perfect ending.
This book is brutal, intense and beautiful! And I know I'll read it again at some point. Anything Adrian Selby writes, I'll be reading!
"Love is speaking the truth because it hurts, and it is hiding it to avoid hurt, and choosing right never comes easy or often."