Echoes and Empires

“Gee, thanks so much for not violently assaulting and kidnapping me. Gold star, really. This still isn’t okay. None of it is.”

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Echoes and Empires


Morgan Rhodes

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Josslyn Drake knows only three things about magic: it’s rare, illegal, and always deadly. So when she’s caught up in a robbery gone wrong at the Queen’s Gala and infected by a dangerous piece of magic—one that allows her to step into the memories of an infamously evil warlock—she finds herself living her worst nightmare. Joss needs the magic removed before it corrupts her soul and kills her. But in Ironport, the cost of doing magic is death, and seeking help might mean scheduling her own execution. There’s nobody she can trust.

Nobody, that is, except wanted criminal Jericho Nox, who offers her a deal: his help extracting the magic in exchange for the magic itself. And though she’s not thrilled to be working with a thief, especially one as infuriating (and infuriatingly handsome) as Jericho, Joss is desperate enough to accept.

But Jericho is nothing like Joss expects. The closer she grows with Jericho and the more she sees of the world outside her pampered life in the city, the more Joss begins to question the beliefs she’s always taken for granted—beliefs about right and wrong, about power and magic, and even about herself.

In an empire built on lies, the truth may be her greatest weapon.

My review

Het leek me zo’n goed boek, ik had gelezen waar het over zou gaan en de wereld ontdekken leek me fantastisch. Een van de grootste redenen dat ik lees, is het ontdekken van andere werelden. Helaas viel het bouwen van de wereld wat tegen in dit boek. Ja, je krijgt heel wat mee over hoe en wat, maar naar mijn idee net niet genoeg om alles volledig te begrijpen. Joss begint echt als een bitch, maar haar ontwikkeling is een hele leuke om mee te maken. Ook Jericho heeft geheimen die langzaamaan ontdekt worden. Samen met de karakters de wereld ontdekken, en samen met de karakters het verhaal zien ontvouwen, dat vond ik wel erg leuk. Ik wil alleen zoveel meer weten! Daarom hoop ik snel op een deel 2…

My favorite quotes

“Gee, thanks so much for not violently assaulting and kidnapping me. Gold star, really. This still isn’t okay. None of it is.”


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