Here's an interesting book I received from Net Galley a few weeks ago.
Nihal of the Land of the Wind is a beguiling book filled with many bewitching scenes painted with
words of power and grace.
I really enjoyed reading it and hope that the
rest of Licia Troisi's novels are translated into English soon. My only
issue with this book is that often the beauty of the prose interferes
with logic but I doubt that will bother many readers. This book works
much better using strong imagery and stark characterizations than it
would otherwise. I strongly recommend this book.
main character is Nihal and she's the last remaining person with Elf
blood left in the world. This is due to a vendetta by the villian of the
story, Tyrant--and with the voices of her slaughtered people constantly
filling her dreams, she's out for vengeance wielding the amazing black
crystal sword forged by her foster father. And there's dragons too!
volume chronicles Nihal's childhood and training, both martial and
magical, as well as her motivation to personally destroy the Tyrant.
It's heady stuff and Troisi does a great job at getting the reader into
Nihal's head, for better and worse.
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