This book is marketed to be like Game of Thrones. As I have not yet read or have actually watched to TV show ( pause so ya’ll can collectively *GASP*) I can’t compare it to Game of Thrones.
We are given three main characters
Lads~ Our cruel, fierce independent heroine. She wants to be treated equally and doesn’t think twice about killing you. She is described as lacking in beauty, but just her drive to rule in a man’s world is quite beautiful.
Radu~ He is our beautiful poet. Soft and kind hearted. Polar opposite of his older sister Lada. Radu struggles with loneliness and finding his place. He is very devoted to those he loves.
Mehmed~ He is the future Sultan of an empire that hold Lada and Radu captive. He loves Lada and Radu. And he loves his country.
Where do I begin?
If your looking for a romance, this is not it. There is violence, betrayal. This book did a good job with the love/hate relationship of siblings. Informative looks into the two main religions in this book, Christianity and Islam. It shows ones acceptance and the others contempt for the cards they are dealt. Learning about love and knowing the difference between settling and really going after what you want.
I was frustrated with some of Lada’s sharpness. Not that I didn’t admire her free-spirit. I did feel as she matured she started to round out those sharp edges. She is a leader and the hopeless romantic in me can’t help but want her to find her equal ( I know, I am a total mush #NoShame!)
I am excited for the character development in all three of these characters in the next book.
I gave this book a 5 star rating!
Have you read this book? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section! If you have this one your to-read list, go pick it up!