A treacherous, thrilling, epic fantasy about an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers.
Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive–an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart.
Jack’s mission behind enemy lines to prove that the Mantle between Elsira and Lagamiri is about to fall nearly cost him his life, but he is saved by the healing Song of a mysterious young woman. Now he must do whatever it takes to save Elsira and it’s people from the True Father and he needs Jasminda’s Earthsong to do it. They escape their ruthless captors and together they embark on a perilous journey to save Elsira and to uncover the secrets of The Queen Who Sleeps.
Thrust into a hostile society, Jasminda and Jack must rely on one another even as secrets jeopardize their bond. As an ancient evil gains power, Jasminda races to unlock a mystery that promises salvation.
The fates of two nations hang in the balance as Jasminda and Jack must choose between love and duty to fulfill their destinies and end the war.
The author really knows how to carve and create an amazing world and story. Between situations in the book mirroring real world issues today and a slow burning romance. Plus nothing is better than a strong female lead.
The author has an amazing ability to really make you feel like you are there and feel what the characters are feeling. The main character Jasminda comes from a mixed family and when her family is gone she feels like she doesn’t belong especially when her neighbors are so different, plus she has magic. She feels rejection not only because her skin color being different from those around her, the Elsiran, but because of her magic.
All in all, I really enjoyed this story. I absolutely loved Jasminda and how strong and real of a character she was. Jack was pretty meh. It also took a bit long to get into the story, but it’s so worth it!