It’s been a year since Clio made her sacrifice to the Deities and embraced her destiny as the Oracle to save her people.
The only family she has left is a brother who wants her dead.
The prince, her oldest friend, is a king with his own agenda.
And the man who once loved her, now hates her.
All she can do is try to forget about Riece, the enemy commander whose heart she broke to save his life, as she serves the Deities. Her days are filled with Visions and bloodshed in a never-ending war against the Untouched. To add to her problems, she must pose as King Derik’s mistress to conceal her forbidden powers from the Emperor’s spies.
When Riece unexpectedly returns to Sheehan with a new and beautiful ally, Clio knows she must put him out of her mind once and for all, but first, they are thrust together into battle against a mysterious Untouched warrior with otherworldly power. To reclaim her city, she must team up with the man she hurt, the man she still loves but can never be with, and finally confront the questions about her origin—questions with answers that Clio may not be prepared to face.
4 ½ ★
I liked this book as much as the first one, if not even more.
It starts a year after we last saw Clio in the last book. When we first see her again in this book she seems darker, even more serious than in the last book. Hardened by all she went through. Though she is not cowering in a corner not she is fighting. She is a warrior through and through in all aspects.
A lot of things have changed and a lot of other things are happening in this book. We meet a few new characters in this book as well which are great and very well written.
But we also get to see some from the last book. Riece and Derik are also a big part again. But things have changed for for her and them. There is a lot of tension between her and Riece.
But not all is roses with Derik either.
I still love the world, everything was greatly described and not overdone. It sucks you right into the world of Clio.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and can not wait for the next book to come out.
I rate it 4 ½ ★
*I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!