Why did I love this book?
This book was everything I love in fantasy fiction – gorgeous prose, memorable characters, hard choices, and a world that feels heartbreakingly real.
In a world on the brink of revolution, four women – a soldier, a scholar, a poet, and a socialite – are caught on opposing sides and have to navigate their ties of loyalty, family, love, and ambition. Each voice is utterly compelling, and each moves the story in ways you can’t anticipate.
It’s not a long book, but it’s a feast of thoughtful storytelling written with beauty and power.