Published in October 15th 2012
Where to Buy: Amazon
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Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis:Everything Kate Carpenter knows is being tested. As a lowborn country girl her talents exceed her station and Kate moves up the ranks right into the middle of war. The measure of her talents and magic will be tested and not only against the monsters that seem to be surrounding her but also from the people in her mists.
My Review:Thrown into a world that is not fully explained, Blakenship takes the reading right into the mists of the journey. Confronted by a confused Kate who does not really know her place and dragged into a world where everyone knows magic, I admit I was a little lost in the beginning. Even though the story kept me delightfully entertained I kept banging my head wanting more explanation of why everything was happening. This is definitely a darker side of the fantasy land full of killing and betrayal. I did not think that the characters were well-rounded, there were very few character flaws and a lot of the characters were more black and white then mixed with a little gray.
About the Author:
L. Blankenship started writing animal stories as a kid and it's just gotten completely out of hand since then. Now she's out publishing her gritty fantasy and hard science fiction adventures. L grew up in New Hampshire but currently lives near Washington, DC.