My rating: 5 of 5 stars
At first I was surprised that this story wasn’t told in Twylla’s voice, but instead by Errin Vastel. Errin is Lief’s sister, living in their native Tregellian, which was a really interesting point of view. Errin’s voice is very compelling and she’s more world-weary and much less naïve than Twylla. Errin trained as an alchemist but now has to use her skills in secret, with a little help from the enigmatic Silas Kolby. While I continue to have conflicting feelings about Lief, I have no such feelings about Silas! This book is full of twists and surprises and moments that will break your heart. You have been warned!