This novel involves a range of different characters, all with their own agendas, eventually coming together as war breaks out between rival nations in this fantasy. Tash and Gravell are smoke thieves; Catherine is a princess in a court where women have no power or influence; Ambrose is her bodyguard and then there are the Abask men, March and Holywell as well as Edyon who is a victim of circumstance. Betrayal, death and illegal activity abound.
I enjoyed the originality of the story but did not the simple writing style particularly enthralling. However I enjoyed this enough to want to know how the story progresses.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.