Summary (from Goodreads)
Publisher: Purple Monkey Press
Released: 17th of June 2015
The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she must conceal her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement working to undermine the powerful and corrupt Arch Mage Wilhelm Blackflame.
When the League gets word that Blackflame intends to detain—and execute—a leading political family, Hitomi volunteers to help the family escape. But there are more secrets at play than Hitomi’s, and much worse fates than execution. When Hitomi finds herself captured along with her charges, it will take everything she can summon to escape with her life.
What I Have To Say
I requested this on a whim on Netgalley, not really thinking it would live up to how good it sounded, but it was one of those books where I've been pleasantly surprised.
While being slow to really get into the plot, it developed into a lovely fantasy novel, with and interesting world that is fun to explore. I really want to see more of the magic system and the authority of the mages, because it seemed really interesting from what I saw.
I think that this book was far to short to be honest. I barely had gotten absorbed in the world before it was over and I just wanted to read more. I want to know all of the unanswered questions about Hitomi's parents.
I hope the next book is out soon!