Friday 7 June 2024

Review of Death's Emissary by Emily Devereux

Only a pact with Death can give Scarlet a second chance at life—and the power she needs to save the last of her family.

When sixteen-year-old Scarlet is nearly killed by a tyrannical god, the cost of survival is to bind herself in service of the goddess Death. Though now obligated to do Death’s bidding, Scarlet also gains what she’s always desired—someone to teach her magic.

With her newfound strength as a fire mage, she must rescue her mother from the god who nearly took her life, Riordan, before he’s able to extract the secret her mother holds: the key to unfathomable power and the ability to take down the other gods of Quintras.

But slaying a god is no simple task, and Scarlet can’t do it alone.

When she finds kinship with a reluctant seer and joins forces with a rebel faction that shares her quest to destroy the god that terrorizes his own kingdom, she thinks they have a chance of overcoming the impossible odds. That is, if her bond to Death doesn’t hold her back…

How can Scarlet win her freedom in time to save her mother—and the world—from Riordan’s grasp?


My Review: 5 STARS

I picked this up even though epic fantasy is not normally my thing because I loved the cover, and the blurb. The thought of working with Death and other god’s, magic and all the other points of intrigue pulled me in. I ended up staying up late into the night to finish it because I adored the book. Scarlet was an engaging character, the other points of view also kept you hooked and wanting to know what was going to happen next. It’s an excellent start to a series, and one that I will continue as I need to know what happens next. Very well written, and you get lost quickly in the worlds. Highly recommended!

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