Author: Kate Elliott
Release Date of the last sequel: June 25th 2013
Source: Advanced reading copy received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
My new favorite series!
Actually, my new favorite author!
Oh how i longed to find someone like Kate Elliott!
I have few favorite authors and have read everything they have written so i found my self in an empty void, looking around for more good books and writers but found nothing really spectacular lately...
I just couldn't sniff out any more authors like Anne McCaffrey, Robin Hobb, Trudi Canavan... until now :)
There are a lot of great reviews out there so i wont write just an other one as you can Google them, but i will recommend this trilogy wholeheartedly to everyone who likes to read a quality fantasy book, with an amazingly built world,deep characters, action packed adventure, warm love story, very original magic - it just has everything a fantasy lovers heart would wish for!
Summary from Godreads:
It is the dawn of a new age... The Industrial Revolution has begun, factories are springing up across the country, and new technologies are transforming in the cities. But the old ways do not die easy.
“I was not a bard or a djeli or an historian or a scribe and I was certainly not a sage, but that didn't mean I wasn't curious…”
Young Cat Barahal thinks she understands the world she lives in and her place in it, but in fact she is merely poised, unaware, on the brink of shattering events. Drawn into a labyrinth of politics involving blood, betrayal and old feuds, she will be forced to make an unexpected and perilous journey in order to discover the truth, not just about her own family but about an ancient secret lying at the heart of her world.
Cat and her cousin Bee are part of this revolution. Young women at college, learning of the science that will shape their future and ignorant of the magics that rule their families. But all of that will change when the Cold Mages come for Cat. New dangers lurk around every corner and hidden threats menace her every move. If blood can't be trusted, who can you trust?
From one of the genre's finest writers comes a bold new epic fantasy in which science and magic are locked in a deadly struggle.
Only one thing is certain: when Hallows' Night comes, the Wild Hunt will ride - and it feeds on mortal blood.
Cat and her cousin Bee are caught in a maze of intrigue, treachery, and magic. Everyone seems to want something from them: the Cold Mages are trying to take them prisoner, and the warlord who wants to conquer all of Europa seems sure they have a special destiny to aid him whether they want to or not. Worse, hidden powers deep in the spirit world are rising, and they are the most dangerous of all. Cat must seek allies and figure out who she can trust in order to save the ones she loves. For if she doesn't, everything will be lost.