Daughter of No Worlds by Carissa Broadbent
Daughter of No Worlds by Carissa Broadbent captivated my interest right away. Immediately we are drawn in by a beautiful display of worldbuilding, that distinctly reminds me of both Robin Hobb and Jacqueline Carey.
Tisaanah, a beautiful yet tormented young girl was captured by slavers at a very young age, as the backstory is revealed we come to find out that while she was captured and sold as a slave Tissanah’s mother saved her from a far worse death. The mines, which is where the rest of her people were sentenced, and it is revealed very early that this is a death sentence.
Tisaanah’s magic manifests in a beautiful display of butterflies as she dances artfully for her master and his partons, while desperately trying to earn 1000 gold marks for her freedom. The night she attempts to buy her freedom, Tisaanah snaps and barely escapes with her life. Unfortunately, it is at the cost of leaving her best friend behind as she flees on horseback across the country while bleeding, to reach the safety of the Orders.
Once at the Orders, she is healed and sent to be an apprentice to a man, named Max, who does not wish to be disturbed by the worlds any longer. At first, he is reluctant to help her, or even pay attention to her. However shortly Max and Tisaanah fall into a peaceful life as she struggles with mastering her magic.
After facing her first battle with the Orders, in exchange for their help with rescuing her friend she left behind, Tisaanah and Max struggle with the aftermath of death and destruction they left in their wake.
Max warns Tisaanah of the Orders’ less than honorable intentions multiple times, yet she feels the need to join their ranks in order to save thousands of slaves around the world. As time continues to pass Tisaanah must acknowledge her growing feelings for Max, all the while trying to uncover his bloody past that he wishes to remain hidden. A past that may very well be the key to everything.
A captivating and thrilling adventure from the first page to the last. An interesting take on magic, that leaves me wanting to read more. Tisaanah’s journey is set to continue in this series that is full of magic, romance, vengeance, and redemption.
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