Csorwe was raised by a death cult steeped in old magic. And on her fourteenth birthday,
she’ll be sacrificed to their god. But as she waits for the end, she’s offered a chance to escape her fate. A sorcerer wants her as his assistant, sword-hand and assassin. As this involves her not dying that day, she accepts.
Csorwe spends years living on a knife-edge, helping her master hunt an artifact which could change many worlds. Then comes the day she’s been dreading. They encounter Csorwe’s old cult – seeking the same artifact – and Csorwe is forced to reckon with her past. She also meets Shuthmili, the war-mage who’ll change her future.
If she’s to survive, Csorwe must dodge her enemies, claim the artifact and stop the death cult once and for all. As she plunges from one danger to the next, the hunt is on . . .
Abandoned at 17%. Even if you read a sample and like it, it might turn out not for you after all. I thought it sounded promising and even the start was good. But the further on I went the less interested I became. Until I didn’t want to pick it up anymore.
The overall story just didn’t grab me. I don’t even know what to say about it. It just wasn’t giving me ‘enough’ to be excited about. The characters weren’t distinguished enough to root for them, just pretty generic. The whole story about Csorwe’s master being banned from his homeland and sending her to infiltrate the castle didn’t really hold up. Like if he was so powerful, doesn’t he have SOME friends left to help? Why send a girl? I felt there were holes in the story. Maybe some things should have been explained better. I also didn’t really get the traveling through worlds aspect.
Not for me, thanks!