Thank you to Pan Macmillan Australia for the review copy. This is the first book in the Bladesmith duology
Eighteen-year-old Ziva prefers metal to people. She spends her days tucked away in her forge, safe from society and the anxiety it causes her, using her magical gift to craft unique weapons imbued with power.
Then Ziva receives a commission from a powerful warlord, and the result is a sword capable of stealing its victims’ secrets. A sword that can cut far deeper than the length of its blade. A sword with the strength to topple kingdoms. When Ziva learns of the warlord’s intentions to use the weapon to enslave all the world under her rule, she takes her sister and flees.
Joined by a distractingly handsome mercenary and a young scholar with extensive knowledge of the world’s known magics, Ziva and her sister set out on a quest to keep the sword safe until they can find a worthy wielder or a way to destroy it entirely.
Blade of Secrets is Tricia Levenseller’s latest book which will be part of a duology. While this is my first time reading one of Levenseller’s books, I have heard amazing things about her other books that I plan to read.
From the very first chapter I was hooked with the world, characters and magic system. The magic in this book is different what I have read in other books which really set it apart.
The relationships between the characters especially Ziva and Kellyn. Not only the relationship between Ziva and Kellyn but the relationship Ziva has with her sister Temra was lovel to read as it reminded me of my own relationship with my sister.
I love this world and I cant wait to read more from Tricia Levenseller