Publisher: 47 North
Publishing Date: April 2014
Publishers Description: No enemy has ever made it across the Long Bridge or penetrated the city’s mighty walls. Even when a powerful invading army shows up at the gates, the duke and his daughter, Rina Veraiin, are certain that it poses little threat. But they are cruelly betrayed from within and, in a horrific spasm of violence, the city is brought to its knees. With the help of her bodyguard, Kork, the battle-trained young Rina narrowly escapes the slaughter and makes her way to the lair of an ancient sorcerer—the Ink Mage—who gifts her with a strange, beautiful set of magical tattoos.
Review: Cover art is spectacular. Wow, I could not put this down. I stayed up way to late to finish but was glad of it. The world building is epic and the character, and I mean every character, is well developed. The movement never stops and the intricacy of the story line draws you in deeply. There were so many storylines and venues that you thought could never work, but it all comes together and serves to keep you entertained with those differences.
Rina is a great main character. You will constantly cheer for her, as she is tough yet vulnerable and the odds are always after her to fail. After her Father is betrayed and she flees for her life, she is led to a wizard in the cold mountains and so begins the saga. GET IT!!