Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves.But Asras peaceful life is upended when bandits threaten Inas village and the king does nothing to help. Desperate to protect her people, Ina begs Asra for assistance in finding her manifestthe animal shell be able to change into as her rite of passage to adulthood. Asra uses her blood magic to help Ina, but her spell goes horribly wrong and the bandits destroy the village, killing Inas family.Unaware that Asra is at fault, Ina swears revenge on the king and takes a savage dragon as her manifest. To stop her, Asra must embark on a journey across the kingdom, becoming a player in lethal games of power among assassins, gods, and even the king himself.Most frightening of all, she discovers the dark secrets of her own mysterious historyand the terrible, powerful legacy she carries in her blood....
|Title||:||Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars 0.5)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars 0.5) Reviews
(4.5 stars) Blood! Tears! Bisexuality! No, seriously, so much blood.
This was definitely the logical follow up to Of Fire and Stars. Like the original book, this book has enough dull spots that I'll understand when people don't love it as much, but in the end it made me feel so many things I couldn't possibly not love it.
Also worth noting that despite being labeled "book 0.5", this book can definitely be a standalone, read before, after, or without Of Fire and Stars.
So let's get the book's flaws ...more
This book opens really beautifully with a lonely demigod pining for spring and her girlfriend and then OH GOD FIFTY PAGES OF BANDITS AND DEATH AND DRAGONS AND EVERYTHING GOES HORRIBLY WRONG SO VERY QUICKLY. The story seriously rockets off right in the beginning and never lets up, as our poor Asra who has spent most of her life in a damn cave has to journey across the realm chasing down her ruthless, murderess ex while navigating all kinds of complications with politics, magic, the gods. There is ...more
"Bisexuality, bloodshed, dragons, & doom"
THIS SOUNDS AMAZING, I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE!
But Winter 2018?!?! Noooooooo....
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Okay, real quick, I’m going to do a little PSA, since I think a lot of you might need it: Bisexuals who are with boys are still bisexual. Bisexuals who are with girls are still bisexual. Bisexuals who are with people who identify as nonbinary are still bisexual. Bisexuals who have never been with anyone are still bisexual.
And the fact that I still have to say this, in 2018, is why Inkmistress is now one of my favorite ...more
can we like....not rate books one star before they even have a blurb?
This was.....dull so so dull. Asra did nothing at all until the end. Ina’s pov would have been so much more interesting.
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Inkmistress is a prequel of sorts to Of Fire and Stars. It is sent many years before it in the same universe. The book introduces new fantasy element to the world called manifesting. Essentially, when people come of age, they can 'manifest' with an animal and then be able to transform into it. I really enjoyed this element of the book.
At the beginning of the novel, the main character Asra's, who is a demigod, vil ...more
Honestly, Audrey saying the honest title of this book would be "bisexuality and bloodshed" got my interest. When she spent five good minutes explaining us what was happening in the book and then went 'that isn't spoiler by the way, that all happens in the first fifty pages', this book had me hooked. I can't believe I have to wait at least a year for this now.