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“I was absolutely swept away by the world of The Bone Charmer.” – Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series
A deft exploration of the weight of grief and cost of revenge, Breeana Shields’s Bone Charmer duology reaches its spine-tingling conclusion in this high-octane fantasy-thriller.
Saskia returns to Ivory Hall to train in bone magic, determined to stop Latham from gaining the power of all three Sights—past, present, and future. But danger lurks within the fortress’s marrow. Trials are underway for the apprentices, and the tasks feel specifically engineered to torment Saskia, which is exactly what Latham wants.
As she grows increasingly more suspicious, her thirst for revenge becomes all-consuming. Together with the friends she can trust and the boy she loved in another lifetime, Saskia traces clues from Latham’s past to determine what he’ll do next. Their search leads them across Kastelia and brings them to a workshop housing a vast collection of horrors, including the bones Latham stole from Gran, and the knowledge that the future isn’t all that’s in jeopardy—but the past as well.
Breeana Shields is an author of fantasy novels for teens including The Bone Charmer, The Bone Thief, Poison’s Kiss, and Poison’s Cage.
When she’s not writing, Breeana loves reading, traveling, and playing board games with her extremely competitive family. She lives near Washington D.C. with her husband, her three children, and two adorable, but spoiled dogs.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club, Netgalley, and Page Street Kids for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
Ugh I’m so over duologies because that means they are OVER so quickly!
This was such an interesting book and I’m so glad that I got to read it! We are in Saskia’s world again and she is having to hide the fact that she has been secretly training with her mother in a kind of magic that wasn’t supposed to be active but you know… you’ll have to read the first one to learn more about that story.
There’s also some sort of alternate timeline plot here where people that Saskia knew and interacted with in the original timeline haven’t been in her life in the same way in this timeline, which was just so interesting to see. I don’t know if I’ve seen a book quite like this before, and I found it to be so interesting! I think it worked out that this was a duology because it wrapped up the story pretty well, and Saskia was able to do what she needed to in both books.
I enjoyed this story a lot, and I think that Saskia’s quest for revenge and justice was one that I could get behind, and I had a lot of fun reading it!
So yeah I’m only going to do Saskia for this one. I’m sorry, fam.
And I think I want to do a YouTube video for this one.