This was such a fun read. I loved the main character, Isoka, right from the first page – she’s such a delightfully grey protagonist, with her love for her sister her only weak spot.

The story kicked into gear quickly once Isoka is taken by the Emperor’s officials, and I love the world she was thrown into on board the Soliton. The characters were diverse, interesting, and just as grey as Isoka, and the action was fun and engaging.

I also loved the development of Isoka’s relationship with Meroe. Plus, the magic in this one was really cool! ⭐⭐⭐⭐ from me, and I highly recommend if you love a rollicking tale. Will definitely be reading on to book 2 in the series