Publication: 28th April 2020 – Hodder & Stoughton
An epic tale of love and revenge set in a world inspired by Inquisition-era Spain pits the magical Moria against a terrifying royal authority bent on their destruction.
When the royal family of Selvina sets out to destroy magic through a grand and terrible inquisition, magic warrior-thief Renata – trained in the art of stealing memories-seeks to kill the prince, leader of the King’s Justice, only to learn through powerful memories that he may be the greatest illusion of them all … and that the fate of all magic now lies in her hands.
With the ferocity of series like Ember in the Ashes and Throne of Glass and loosely based on 15th century Spain, INCENDIARY explores the double-edged sword of memory and the triumph of hope in the midst of fear and oppression.
And here it is: the new fantasy series I just got addicted to. Set in a world that reminds of the Spanish Inquisition, there is a cruel king who wants to rid the country of those with magic, his son who does the dirty work for him, a group of rebels who fights against the kingdom and protect those who possess magic, a secret weapon, and a heroine who can erase memories from one’s mind and is still looking for a place in the world.
Incendiary is a fantastic read. The heroine, Ren, doesn’t know where she belongs. She is part of an army of rebels who doesn’t trust her, she goes back to the place she escaped when she was a child where everyone is now suspicious of her, she can see and erase people’s memories, but her own memories of her past are not really clear. Ren is looking for answers and she is looking for revenge and she won’t stop until she gets them.
With a incredible world-building that captured me from the beginning, terrific characters, beautiful writing that makes you fly through the story, and a brilliant ending full of surprises and revelations that I didn’t see coming, Incendiary is a novel full of romance, magic, and revenge that enchanted me from the first to the very last word and I really can’t wait to see how it progresses. Highly recommended to all fantasy lovers and non!!!
A huge thank you to Hodder & Stoughton and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of the novel.