Author: A. M. Toumala
Publisher: Candlemark & Gleam
Publication Date: September 2011
Format: E-Book - PDFSource: ARC via NetGalley
Her sister swore that she would never let her die; now the entire world may pay the price.In a land where gods walk beside men and witches defy death, war changes everything. Scholar and warrior, witch and king, priestess and corpse-all must come together to save their world from the ravages of the coming tempest. (Goodreads Synopsis)
For a reasonably short book, this one took a long time to read and I think that's because I never really got into it. The story and characters didn't grab me and so it was all to easy too find other things I'd rather be doing than reading it.
I liked the idea behind the book, but, for me, it just didn't quite come together. The characters fell flat and the story just seemed to drag, bogged down by overly wordy prose.
I could, therefore, only give this book two stars. The story was therefore, but it fell short in execution.