Forging Silver into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer expands upon the universe that was started in Kemmerer’s earlier works as an expansion of the Cursebreaker series. As magic has been outlawed in Syhl Shallow there is a lot of doubt and anger towards the ruling king, a mage smith. In a small town outside of the capital, best friends Jax and Callyn find themselves caught up in a plot against the king, passing notes to his enemies. With their meeting the King’s Courier, questions start to arise about who’s right about the dangers of magic. As a coup comes to a head both Jax and Callyn must decide which side they are on and who they believe.
A few thoughts:
An interesting juxtaposition between our world and theirs
Worldbuilding but we don’t understand the actual function of magic
I will need to read the sequel
I loved this book and found the characters of Jax and Callyn interesting. Putting most of the action in a small town away from the capital made the suspense of what was happing at the top level that much more interesting. I want to go back and read the Curse Breaker series now based on this book. I think it might help to understand the background.
Thank you to Bloomsbury for providing an e-Arc of Forging Silver into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer for my review.
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