Two hundred years have passed since the Witches were driven from Talis. Two hundred years of bitterness and exile, but at last their time has come.
Leonora has been training for this moment all her life, desperate to prove herself worthy. Magic and vengeance flow through her veins, but when her cabin is ransacked and she finds signs of sorcery, Leonora quickly realizes that someone onboard is not what they seem.
There’s the old riverboat captain who watches her, full of unasked questions, and an unrepentant conman who follows her everywhere with greed in his eyes.
One of them knows her secret. One of them is hunting her.
But when you hunt a witch, it is far more likely that she is hunting you.
Irons in the Fire is the first ever book I received for review (find said review here), and I adored it. So when I found out tehre was a prequel to it, I didn’t hesitate to pick it up (also it was a free ebook…).
In this novella we follow The Woman as she tries to get into the city Talis. But the other people on the ship make this quite difficult for her to do without revealing her secret.
There is magic, fäeries, conman, smuggling, explosions, goblins and blackmail. And all of that in 92 pages. It was an intriguing introduction to the world, the perfect teaser for the first book and now I really want to read Irons in the Fire again.