Val has only ever known a Seattle surrounded by the forested Wilds. Like everyone, she’s heard whispers about the glittering, ruthless kingdoms and dangerous human-like wildlings deep within. But with a sick guardian and money tight, Val’s more than willing to brave the Wilds’ depths, carving and selling magic-filled heart gems from its numerous beasts.
Until one day she wanders too far and Rune finds her.
He’s a wildling, more savage and beautiful than any beast, and he has a deal for her: Val will use her unique abilities to help him take the unclaimed high throne of the Wilds. In return, Rune will let her carve the powerful heart gems of his enemies, something there’s no shortage of.
As Val is thrust into a vicious conflict between Lords, kings, and awakening gods, nothing is as it seems. But both the Wilds and Rune—cruel, kind, broken Rune—hold secrets, and if Val’s not careful it might be her heart she loses next.
My Review: 5 STARS
I’ve read a lot of Fletcher’s books and always find myself falling entranced by the worlds he creates and this one was no different. I loved Val, her fighting spirit and her ability to see both sides drew me into the story. I ended up finishing the book in one sitting, going through the battles, the fights, the twists and turns that the story took you alone. I adored Rune and his black and white way of thinking. The unique path the story came across and that ending left me desperate for more, to know how this series will play out. One to watch and one that I very much recommend!
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