Trickery is a brilliant example of a fantasy series starting with a bang, and getting you hooked right from the start. Honestly, there were so many seeds planted in this novel that I can’t wait to read the rest of the series to watch them come into fruition.
The premise is deliriously good. A society where the gods essentially live on earth until the die and ascend. The prejudices and class divides make for brilliant dynamics between the main characters.
I began to feel a reverse harem vibe once all of the lead male characters were introduced, and whereas this premise normally makes me uncomfortable if it is done in a tacky way, this was executed in a way that tied into the plot in an intriguing way.
This book deserves a five out of five. Such an addictive story and I honestly cannot wait for the rest of the books.
Willa Knight: Dweller. Slave. Non-magical being.
In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods.
At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won’t ever be forced to present herself to them… Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world—a position that she definitely did not earn.
Under the sudden, watchful eye of the gods, she will be tasked to serve the Abcurse brothers, five sols built of arrogance, perfection and power. They are almost gods themselves, and under their service she is either going to end up sentenced to death, or else they are going to ruin her so badly that she will wish for it.
Either way, she is in trouble.
Jane Washington is a fave of mine ever since ‘Charcoal Tears’, but I have never read anything from Jaymin Eve, but now I think I will.
This was a good combo of authors and such an example of good fantasy fiction.