This story follows Twylla and she is the goddess embodied and that means she is blessed by the gods and she is able to drink poison and not die! The poison she consumes each month at the telling (a test to make sure she is still the goddess embodied) seeps out through her skin and as a result anyone she touches dies! Twylla is employed by the King and Queen to kill traitors to the kingdom each month after the telling making her one of the most feared people in the land! The only people who are resistant to her touch are the King, Queen and Prince because they are also "blessed by the gods." Twylla is engaged to be married to the Prince which makes sense because he is one of the only people who won't die when he touches her!
What I Liked:
The first thing that I think will get a lot of people with this book is the cover!! I mean it is just absolutely stunning, minus the fact that the girl on the cover looks nothing like Twylla but besides that is it just plain beautiful!!
I see so much potential with this book, there is no word on how many books this series will contain yet but I can see how Salisbury can easily create a solid 5 book (or more) series out of this world!
This book was filled with suspense and treason and an unconventional love triangle that is to swoon over! (and for me that is saying something, I hate love triangles lol)
The religion that Salisbury created in this books is so intricate and captivating, it is truly unlike anything I have ever read about! I was blown away at how much thought went into creating the world and the history of this world! Although there was so much information given to us readers I wasn't drowning in fact dropping paragraphs! That accomplishment alone can be so difficult with the first book in a fantasy series!
This has hands down been my favorite book of the year so far! It is still really early but I think it will be really hard to best this amazing book!!
What I didn't Like:
The ending was a bit too open for me and left me with a TON more questions than answers! There was an Epilogue that when in a direction I was not expecting at all!! But, I guess I can't really complain it is a series after all so there is bound to be a cliffhanger!! UGH Now for the super long wait for book two!
Ummmm. . . Yeah!!! I would highly recommend this book to any lover of Fantasy especially if you you love a good romance and in depth detailed worlds!!