Death Sworn by Leah Cypess
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
young sorceress is exiled to teach magic to a clan of assassins, she
will find that secrets can be even deadlier than swords. Teen Vogue
proclaimed, "It's impossible not to fall deep into the dark yet
alluring world of sorcery and secret assassins." A dangerous and eerie
fantasy about murder, shocking discoveries, and fiery star-crossed
romance that readers of Cinda Williams Chima and Robin LaFevers won't be
able to put down.
Ileni is losing her magic. And that means
she's losing everything: her position as the rising star of her people,
her purpose in life, and even the young man she loves. Sent to the
assassins' cave hidden deep within the mountains, she expects no one
will ever hear from her again. The last two sorcerers sent died within
weeks of each other. Accidents? Or something more sinister? As Ileni
navigates the dangers—both natural and human—of the caves, she'll
discover secrets that have been kept for decades. And she'll find an
ally in Sorin, the deadly young man who could be the assassins' next
leader. With Sorin determined to protect her, sparks—magical and
romantic—will fly. But will even he understand the choice she must make
in the end?
A surpisingly new, fresh story where assasins and magic blend. The plot was original and many times i wondered where the next crucial point will be.
Both Ileni and Sorin kept me with their dialogues and their struggle. Since there quite a mystery in the book, i found myself wondering what Sorin's role would be. But as the ending came and the relevation hit Ileni I was left gripping the e-reader tightly not wanting to believe what i read.
At the ending, i could say that we me on a cliffhanger wondering what fate would bring to Ileni and Sorin, not to mention the fate of the Empire and its enemies alike.
A fresh read, highily recommended!
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