Hey all, Dani here.
Whew, I’m finally back with another NetGalley review. It’s been a little bit since I last posted one of these, and I really need to keep trying to do better with getting them up so I can improve my review percentage. I may end up having a month soon where my TBR is solely NetGalley reads so I can catch up.
Anyway, I’m really excited to have received the opportunity to read and review this book. When I first learned of it, I though it sounded really interesting, and definitely like the type of story I would enjoy. So I took a chance and requested it, and thankfully the publisher granted my request. That being said, as always, receiving an e-galley did not influence my rating or review in any way.
Oh, and Happy Book Birthday to Tricia Levenseller and Warrior of the Wild, because this book is out today.
Let’s jump into the review.
How do you kill a god?
As her father’s chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: to win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.
Rating: 4.5 stars
I really enjoyed this one. It was a good read, and I read it pretty quickly, which is also nice, considering that my reading was a bit slower over the last week.
The family dynamics in this were well done as well. Rasmira’s family wasn’t picture perfect or anything. Rasmira is the youngest of six daughters, and the only to follow in her father’s footsteps as a warrior. Most of her sisters are jewelers, though one is a healer. It is the lack of sons that causes quite a bit of tension.
Rasmira has been trained to be a warrior and a leader, but she is not treated that way by everyone. Her father and warrior trainer put her on a pedestal, and her fellow warriors taunt and sabotage her.
This is how the story starts, but the growth Raz shows in this book is fantastic.
Oh, and if you were worried that her banishment would mean a few hundred pages of Raz alone, I am happy to say that is not the case.
This book has great characters, fantastic beasts, good action scenes, and was such a fun read that I can absolutely say that I plan to read more by Levenseller soon.