“Our actions, for good or ill, will cascade through history whether we want them or not.”
It’s like a remix of Game of Throne and Lord of the Rings and I love every single bit of it ! The story is about Helisah, a young elf girl starting her new school year in the kingdom of Callista like any college student. Until one day, her boyfriend Khal betrayed the land and helped out Thrakoth (a Talurian lord) to flip the city upside down and kill everyone. Lost and having nowhere to go, she decides to join a troupe of assassins to begin her journey to the road of revenge.
“What Aegras failed to understand was that it is not the spells that kept him alive. Rather, it was his own mind. Training can push a person so far, but that person must have a certain brilliance to turn their survival into a certainty.”
I think this is the perfect book for any fan of fantasy: it has magic, sword combat, funny lines, and amazing character development. Eric Mrozek has triumphed in shaping a whole new world just with a few typical fantasy elements. Furthermore, the diary style was the ideal set for this story. Not only does it offer us a more intimate angle on what’s going on, mentioning only a few people that are really important for the story, but it also allows us to feel the maturation of Helisah, how her mind and perception of the world evolves.
What I love the most about this book is Helisah and her twin brother Aegras’s relationship. The author succeeded in making us feel close to them. They were always united and no matter what happened, I knew that they would always have each other’s backs. Siblings love are one of the most precious loves; endless and limitless. The ending didn’t disappoint either; a hint that there will be other stories to come and I can’t wait for them to come out ! 🙂
If you want to keep track of Eric’s future projects, visit his blog here & AUTHOR INTERVIEW HERE!
Thank you to the author himself for sending us the Avanced Review Copy of this book, the paperback once it was published and taking the time to answer our questions. You can purchase a copy of Destruction by clicking here !