Sefia is the main character of this book, and we follow her journey throughout. As one does with the main characters. Her father was murdered when she was young, and is taken in by a family friend, Nin. Nin teaches her how to survive, and not just by following the law. Hunting and stealing are not about Sefia and Nin, which eventually leads to Nin being kidnapped. Sefia has no idea where to find her, or even begin searching.
This was a good book, with complex characters. The magic system was weird, and confusing, but towards the end you understand it. The magic system directly ties into words and books. In this world there are no books, and you get to watch as she learns to read and wield magic. There was so much about this book that deserves praise. I got this book in print, and in the corners of some of the pages are words, and if you look at all of them it says a message. It’s such a cool detail, and the prologue was also fun. I have only a few bad things to say, which is good. It was confusing at first, more so than usual. That’s about it, actually.
Overall, this was a very good book, and I’ll probably read it again soon, as well as book 2 and 3. It’s a completed series as well, which means you can start reading it, and finish it as you’d like. 3.7 stars, solid book, emotional as well but not astounding.