Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.
The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one.
I loved “Everless” and was so happy to return to this world for the end of the tale of the Sorceress and the Alchemist.
One final battle, in time, Jules must use her power to defeat Caro once and for all. But nothing is that easy when love and friendship is involved..
The world building is magically inventive and Sara Holland moves her characters through it like chess pieces, slowly but surely leading these two towards an emotional confrontation. Is this checkmate though?
This two book series is wonderfully inventive, absolutely absorbing and beautifully written. Gorgeous descriptive sense and a piece of classic storytelling means that it comes highly recommended from me.