rating: 5 of 5 stars
Everyone said this book was really good, and I don’t know why I resisted, but I did. I’ve read a lot of fantasy – I found it hard to believe that this book could really be top shelf; it was too…new. So Here I am to add my voice to the masses: This book is REALLY good. It has everything I like – a strong heroine, a little bit of magic, and of course, some romance. And maybe the best part – a real ending (a thing worth its weight in gold). There is a “sequel” coming out in October, but I don’t think it’s really about the same people. In any case, this book is a complete story – I sure wouldn’t say no to reading more about these characters, but I was thrilled not to be left standing on a cliff with a year’s wait to find out how we get down.
Anyway, Kristin Cashore completely won me over, big time. I’m talking two-hours-of-reading-her-blog-last-night, thinking-about-writing-her-a-letter-about-how-we-should-be-friends adoration. I’ll be putting this book in as many hands as I am able starting with anyone who’s a fan of the Attolia books by Megan Whalen Turner (oh Megan – we’re waiting for the next book, by the way) which you all should be!! Katsa & Gen could definitely be related.