Series: Kingdoms of Earth & Air #1
on May 15, 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Winterborne has long been a city divided between those who have magic, and those who do not. Between those who are free, and those who are not…
Though classified as having no magic, Neve March can hear the whispers of the wind and sometimes even control her. But it’s a secret she must hold close if she wishes to continue as Nightwatch—the soldiers who guard Winterborne against those who roam the wastelands and feast on human flesh.
When Neve is sent to investigate a faint SOS signal, she not only unearths a woman close to death, but a plot involving an ancient enemy long thought dead.
In an effort to expose those behind the plot, Neve goes undercover amongst Winterborne’s elite—a dangerous step that could expose her secret and rip away all that she holds dear.
The trail of treachery leads her from Winterborne’s golden halls to the heart of the enemy’s hive, and it will shake her belief of not only who she is, but what she is
Another new series has published by a favorite author, Keri Arthur, Kingdoms of Earth & Air. The classification is Urban Fantasy but I got somewhat a science fiction vibe. Although the fantasy trappings of social classes and kingdoms and battles are present.
Unlit focuses on Neve who is a soldier. The upper classes are those with magic. Everyone else is “unlit” and has few choices about their lives. Neve likes her work and her friends. She knows nothing about her family background. She doesn’t feel she has ever had magic, but the wind talks to her.
When there are new attacks, Neve ends up in the middle of the battle. Tracking down the reasons for the increased attacks leads to Neve learning much, much more about herself, and her family background. The story is not alway fast paced but it is suspenseful and there are a number of mysteries to solve. I liked it a lot.
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