By: Rebecca Roanhorse
Gallery Books, Gallery/Saga Press
Publish Date 19 April 2022
LGBTQIA/Multicultural Interest/ Sci-Fi & Fantasy
I would like to thank both NetGalley and Gallery Books for allowing me to read and review this book.
Good Reads Synopsis:
There are no tides more treacherous than those of the heart. —Teek saying
The great city of Tova is shattered. The sun is held within the smothering grip of the Crow God’s eclipse, but a comet that marks the death of a ruler and heralds the rise of a new order is imminent.
The Meridian: a land where magic has been codified and the worship of gods suppressed. How do you live when legends come to life, and the faith you had is rewarded?
As sea captain Xiala is swept up in the chaos and currents of change, she finds an unexpected ally in the former Priest of Knives. For the Clan Matriarchs of Tova, tense alliances form as far-flung enemies gather and the war in the heavens is reflected upon the earth.
And for Serapio and Naranpa, both now living avatars, the struggle for free will and personhood in the face of destiny rages. How will Serapio stay human when he is steeped in prophecy and surrounded by those who desire only his power? Is there a future for Naranpa in a transformed Tova without her total destruction?
I am at a lost on how to review this book. I gave this book a 2.5 star, but it will be a 3-star rating on Good Reads. I was greatly disappointed in this second book. This book took me almost a month to read because I didn’t want to pick it up. Nothing wrong with the writing style I just couldn’t care about the characters. I so wanted to know what was going on, but I just couldn’t connect with the three main characters in the book. It felt like the story jumped from scene to the next. I did feel for them when something major happened and The Teek couldn’t fix the problem. I like how they really cared for their enemies and really didn’t want a war. I haven’t decided yet if I will finish the series. I am hoping for a better outcome in the final book. I wish I felt better about this book but this one didn’t do it for me, Sorry.