Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova

This is the first in the Hollow Crown series.

An epic tale of love and revenge set in a world inspired by Inquisition-era Spain pits the magical Moria against a terrifying royal authority bent on their destruction.

When the royal family of Selvina sets out to destroy magic through a grand and terrible inquisition, magic warrior-thief Renata – trained in the art of stealing memories-seeks to kill the prince, leader of the King’s Justice, only to learn through powerful memories that he may be the greatest illusion of them all … and that the fate of all magic now lies in her hands.

With the ferocity of series like Ember in the Ashes and Throne of Glass and loosely based on 15th century Spain, INCENDIARY explores the double-edged sword of memory and the triumph of hope in the midst of fear and oppression.

This epic love story is set in a Inquisition- era Spain inspired world where the royal family wants to kill all those who have magic, the Moria.

The characters all have a rich background. Renata went from being the part of the hand of the King to being part of the resistance. I really enjoyed seeing the relationship between Renata and Dez which I look forward to seeing more of.

The themes of politics and social structure is seen throughout the book. I really liked the way the King was portrayed and how he viewed the Moria and how he had one of each close to him.

Overall I really enjoyed Incendiary and look forward to reading the next book.


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