I won this from Bookish First a while back, and since they wait and send finished copies, I don’t always get them read when they are published. Sadly. This one was a really good book though! I picked it up and was intrigued right away! It was a big book, over 400 pages, so it did take me a little bit to read, because I always take more time with fantasy books. I thought this one had some differences compared to other fantasies, wasn’t exactly the same old pattern. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. This is my first book by this author, and I will definitely keep their books in mind for future reads, as well as for ordering for my students.
I enjoyed the world's myths and legends and all the isles. I liked how the ending had both some tragedy as well as the victory our heroes needed. Things were settled in a way that made sense without being too easy.