Do you know what I really hate? When a book is a first in a serial, and they don’t tell you it’s a book one on any retail sites. So you get invested in the book, and then it ends with no sort of reward at all. You cannot call books part of a series if the books depend on each other for resolution. That’s a serial. But not labeling it as such is a sneaky way to market books and does a disservice to the reader.
Frustration aside, there is a fun story here. What reader that loved reading The Hunger Games hasn’t been chasing the high of it since? Add in that magic is involved, and it takes the story to a whole new level. Once this series is complete, I will give reading all of the books another go to find out what happens because I became very invested in the characters. Thank you, Macmillan-Tor/Forge, for sending this along.
About the Book:
The Blood Moon rises. The Blood Veil falls. The Tournament begins.
Every generation, at the coming of the Blood Moon, seven families in the remote city of Ilvernath each name a champion to compete in a tournament to the death.
The prize? Exclusive control over a secret wellspring of high magick, the most powerful resource in the world—one thought long depleted.
This year, thanks to a salacious tell-all book, the seven champions are thrust into the worldwide spotlight, granting each of them new information, new means to win, and most importantly, a choice: accept their fate or rewrite their story.
But this is a story that must be penned in blood.