After the death of his renegade daughter the king to the kingdoms calls for his half barbarian granddaughter to come home for a ritual that will decide the next succession. It's a world of backstabbing and elitism. A world where gods are kept as slaves, playthings, and weapons.
I give four stars for unique and original story. I don't feel as though the ideas here were put to their full potential. But as a first book I remain impressed and the author is definitely one I'm keeping an eye on.
Recommended to readers who don't mind or who actually enjoy a little chick lit to their fantasy. Anyone who wants a light dose of political intrigue in their fantasy (don't expect GRRM caliber). Highly recommended to anyone who likes a little godhood in their books. And any romantics. Recommended to fans of Poison Study
, maybe The Immortal Prince
, and I'll add Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series even though it's not in the strictest sense paranormal romance.
And for anyone wondering if they should continue with the series in my opinion The Broken Kingdoms is the best of the three.