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Summary

A SWORD . . . 

In the impoverished outer town of a kingdom where fae outrank humans, Faythe, an orphan with a talent for swordplay, knows the importance of keeping her head down around the fae patrol. She and best friend Jakon long for a better life, and her desire to swing her sword in combat may bring the purpose and coin she's yearned for.

A DREAM . . . 

When she draws the attention of royal guard Nik, she soon learns that her mortal nature isn't the only reason to remain out of sight. Nik is a Nightwalker, a silent assassin of the mind with the power to enter others' dreams, and whether she trusts him or not, he's about to awaken abilities in Faythe that shouldn't exist in a human. Nightmarish abilities. Deadly abilities. Abilities that will teach Faythe blood really does run thicker than water . . . and if she doesn't trust in higher powers soon, blood will run indeed.

AN HEIR . . . 

For this is no battle Faythe can fight with steel. Within the city walls, suspicions are arising, and here in the outer town she has deeper bonds to protect. It seems everyone will die with a dark secret to tell, but what if one unlikely human girl was born harboring the darkest secret of all . . . ?

©2020 C.C. Peñaranda (P)2022 Tantor

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Has lots of potential!

I have to admit that at first I really wasn’t sold on this book; it just felt rather underdeveloped. I had a hard time engaging with the story and really investing in it, so I ended up rewinding it over and over again, until I gave up and just restarted- but I am DEFINITELY glad that I did!
It’s admittedly very slow to start, I would say it doesn’t really take off until into the second half of the book. That being said, there’s a lot that happens in the first half, but it just feels a little directionless until the second half, it doesn’t feel like it’s really going anywhere. There’s definitely quite a lot of filler, some people love filler, some people don’t. Some of the plot twists were quite predictable, I saw a few coming from miles away- but they were definitely well done.
All that being said, I certainly enjoyed this book, and I fully intend on (and look forward to) reading the next book. I think it ended VERY well.
Overall I would say that while it is quite clear throughout that the author is new and perhaps a little inexperienced, it is a good book, definitely has a lot of potential. After I restarted it, I did enjoy it a lot. I wasn’t perhaps on tenterhooks or desperate to keep listening, but I did really enjoy it, it’s a good, solid read. I do definitely recommend this, I am impressed by it. To be honest, I think my main issue with getting into it was just because I’ve recently read several series that are faster paced and more established in the sense that the authors are more experienced and have developed a unique voice, so going into a debut novel by a young author was a bit uncomfortable- what I mean to say (and am not doing a good job of) is that I think this is a fantastic first book and that the series has a lot of potential; my problem was that my judgement was clouded at first because my head was still caught up in a different series!
But yes, long story short, I highly recommend and I look forward to reading more from this author! 💚

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If you like Throne of Glass

As my title says, if you likes Throne of Glass or any thing S.J Mass you will love An heir comes to rise!
I was skeptical going into the book, but quickly fell in love with the characters. I loved the premise of the night walkers and how that magic works.
It has fantastic range of character types, funny, their banter is amazing not to mention the chemistry between characters.
As always Elizabeth Evans is FANTASTIC and can do absolutely no wrong.
1000% recommend!

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  • 07-09-22

S.J. Maas fans would love this!

I loved this so much! I can't wait for the next audiobooks to come out. This was a perfect listen after listening to the ACOTAR series, Crescent City series and the Throne of Glass series. I love that Elizabeth Evans narrated this too. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • 27-09-22

Almost Perfect

why not see the dreams of her friend Ruben. that would answer half her questions.