So the entire mage world is looking for me. Who cares?
I’m not going back.
I’ve finally tasted freedom, and even though I hate that I accidentally left my sort-of-boyfriend behind, there’s no way I’m giving this up.
I’ve got things to do here. If I’m going to change the world, I’ll need to see it first. Preferably before Mother reduces everything to dust, waging her deadly war.
So, I’m blending in. Learning what it takes to be a regular mage. Pretending I’m not the missing Heir plastered all over the news.
The only problem is, keeping my Ruling Powers hidden is proving tougher than I thought. The other mages? They’re starting to notice I’m different.
Sooner or later, they’re going to figure me out. And while not everyone looking for me wants me dead, one thing is clear. If I don’t see this mission through…
It’s game over. For all of us.
Adventure, I’d said. Someone needed to slap me the next time I even thought about that word.
Iz escaped from Rik’s palace with the intention of proving a plot against the Sovereign. Her plan was to uncover the case and return, but her necklace was stolen and no one knew her true face, which does not allow her to return, but at the same time grants her unknown freedom.
The few clothes and things I had were conjured by me, which is what happens when you were a mage with approximately zero dollars to your name. I lived in a constant state of worry that my outfit was suddenly going to up and vanish on me. YOLO.
Iz, taking the false identity of Dora, is working in the cenote, where caeli is extracted (the element that combined with terra is what creates the magic). In fact, since it is a place full of magic, when Dora dives into the water she literally recharges like the old men from the movie Cocoon ?.
Being free of her disguise felt better than she expected. Especially when her team is sent to install the new technology that are basically “magic antennas” to the wildest territories of Taramur.
That’s because you’re a badass, Isla Luciano—er, Dora Jakobs— or whoever you are today. Man, this is starting to get confusing, even to me.
You can imagine my surprise when I discovered that these were the territories of South America, and their first stop was in Santiago, Chile. I felt ridiculously famous ?. The only bad thing is that they didn’t bring Rik and somehow forget him here ?.
The devices they planned to install allowed for much greater and efficient access to magic, but they weren’t counting on local leaders not wanting that access to be made easier.
Dora, as she puts it herself, is literally a Gryffindor. Her hero complex is monumental, but at least this allows her to discover that she is more powerful than she believed herself, as well as helping her find unexpected and very valuable allies. Among them Sara, a Chilean illusionist (yes, I will continue to highlight that they passed through Chile ?) capable of becoming invisible and who becomes Dora’s Royal Guard (and probably my favorite character, what a way to laugh with her).
Pretty, but in a fierce I’ll-eat-you-for-breakfast-and-not-even-feel-bad-about-it kind of way.
I have two critics for this book. The first is that I missed Rik ?. I love him and, although I admit that his participation was quite satisfactory, it was short ?.
This was the reason for my anger at Iz at the end of the first book. She left the Sovereign to die of worry. But it is impossible not to love Iz with her strength, sarcasm and above all with her nobility to always put others first. Even if it involves some actions of dubious sanity ?. My anger at her literally wore off in a couple of pages.
“You aren’t asking. Someone has to keep an eye on you. I can already tell that you’ve got some kind of ‘savior complex’ going on.”
What the hell is a savior complex? He continued, “Besides that, if my suspicions are correct, you’re the type that finds trouble wherever she goes.”
Okay, so there might be some truth to that…
My second critic is the end. Which is actually great, but something in particular happens that makes me want to throw a book at Lissa. And I get angrier because I can’t comment on it without making a massive spoiler, so I’ll only complain knowing that as soon as the third book begins, my anger will pass ?.
In short, I loved this book, but I still want to throw it in Lissa’s face for that ending. But then I would apologize and pick it up and take it back to my favorites shelf ?.
Bye bye ?