Hadde of Landomere is a huntress who has sworn to protect and provide for her people. But when the Wasting brings famine and destruction, she must leave the forest of Landomere to seek aid in the distant Kingdom of Salador.
The return of the Orb of Creation and an unlikely alliance with a Saladoran prince transform Hadde’s mission from one to save her village to one to save the world.
Hadde is a very unique and intriguing woman. She isn’t afraid to be herself, even if she is different from those around her. She is proud of who she is, with good reason. Hadde is an awesome heroine you can easily root for. I was a bit disappointed that she seemed to become a little less unique after being in Salador for a while, but I guess it is to be expected. Put a person in a stranger land and they will eventually begin to assimilate.
Morin was also a great character. I’m not sure if he was a good guy or bad guy though. He made me both smile in happiness and growl in frustration. Either way, he was a great complement to Hadde.
The world building in the story was extraordinary. Everything was very well thought out and complete down to the tiniest detail. But all without hitting you over the head or taking away from the story. It is very easy to tell that Matt put a lot of work into not just writing, but also editting.
Overall, this was an amazing epic fantasy story. One of the best I’ve read in a long while, possibly ever. If you can’t tell, I loved this book. Everyone should definitely check it out.