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Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society.
Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in the clouds, not everyone treats her as one of the family.
Sera Fitzempress is a princess born into power. She yearns to meet the orphan girl she has heard so much about, but her father deems the girl unworthy of his daughter’s curiosity.
Neither girl feels that she belongs. Each seeks to break free of imposed rules. Now, as Cettie dreams of living above and as Sera is drawn to the world below, they will follow the paths of their own choosing.
But both girls will be needed for the coming storm that threatens to overturn both their worlds.
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By Huntress on 07-05-18
Immersive, Wonderful, Magical!
I am a bit obsessed about Jeff Wheeler's many book series. I started at the queens poisoner and read every Jeff Wheeler series novels available on Kindle and Audible.
I loved these characters that live vary different lives (socially and economically), and both share the need for knowledge, love, acceptance, family, freedom and a place to belong. They are seemingly destined to never meet each other, trapped by physical and social boundaries. Both having a mission to figure out how to better the world around them and find allies along the way. Will these girls break out of what is socially expected to help the suffering and ignorance of the population?
-An interesting start to the book!
-well developed characters
-minor ties to previous series worlds
- 2 strong female leads
-mystery and suspense
- Great "Villan" (with depth and mystery)
- visual descriptions
- enjoyable and creative plot
-great mix of antagonistic characters (including unknowns creating corruption in the society/government alongside the individual characters. It kept me wondering "What would happen next?")
-First of a series, and that leaves some questions unanswered (I am impatient sometimes. lol)
- more ghostly and supernatural thing may be scary for little ones.
I rate at PG.
-Talk of infidelity, other than that there was little sexual content
-ghosts (May not be good for children that fear the dark)
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By Jummai on 06-24-18
Absolutely loved this!!
Such an enjoyable listen. I don't know what I was expecting, whatever it was it wasn't such a well executed story. I bought this with no expectations, and it was such a pleasant surprise. A thoroughly engaging tale, it really made my day. I loved the characters, BOTH main characters. Can you imagine!?! The side characters, it doesn't even feel fair to call them that, stole my heart. I wish I could just jump into the next the book in the series :(
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By SarahW on 07-29-18
I found the story and concept of the world Jeff had created very interesting. enjoyed the book and looking forward to the next one.