It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning…
Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she's being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death.
Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all costs but he's also a powerful mage committed to obliterating the Bane to avenge the death of his family—even if he must sacrifice both Iolanthe and himself to achieve his goal.
But Titus makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the Bane closing in, he must choose between his mission and her life.
Sounds amazing right? Well it was beyond amazing and reminded me of Harry Potter. Now when I say that do not get scared it isn't a knock off of our beloved Harry Potter. What I mean is the world that Thomas creates is so creative and like the Harry Potter world so original and unlike any other fantasy world I have read about. Yes there is magic but it is not the magic you would find at Hogwarts. Thomas was brilliant enough to involve magic in her book, but she also gives the reader so much more to get excited about. Thomas entwines fairy tales into her story in a brilliant way, and puts her own creative spin on them that was so fantastic. There are parts that have mythology and I am obsessed with mythology. The characters are so on point that I fell in love with some characters and then I hated some characters so much, by the end of the book I felt like they were my archenemies. This books has something for everyone and I don't think anyone would be disappointed in picking up this book. I loved it and I have a hunch that this book will be on my top ten books of 2014. Pretty bold statement right? I'm telling you this book is just that excellent. I hope you guys pick this book up because you won't be disappointed. Let me know if you do, and if you already have then you can watch where I give my thoughts on the book in my spoiler video. Stay tuned this week because I will be doing a post on recipes to go with this book. I will also be giving another post where you will see some of my favorite quotes from the book =) Don't forget to subscribe to the blog and YouTube! Have a day full of love, happiness, and books!
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