When thieves find an abandoned child lying in a monster’s footprint, they have no idea that their wilderness discovery will change the course of...more
When thieves find an abandoned child lying in a monster’s footprint, they have no idea that their wilderness discovery will change the course of history. Cloaked in mystery, Auralia grows up among criminals outside the walls of House Abascar, where vicious beastmen lurk in shadow. There, she discovers an unsettling–and forbidden–talent for crafting colors that enchant all who behold them, including Abascar’s hard-hearted king, an exiled wizard, and a prince who keeps dangerous secrets. Auralia’s gift opens doors from the palace to the dungeons, setting the stage for violent and miraculous change in the great houses of the Expanse. Auralia’s Colors weaves literary fantasy together with poetic prose, a suspenseful plot, adrenaline-rush action, and unpredictable characters sure to enthrall ambitious imaginations. less
This is perhaps the most visceral experience I've had reading a book. Overstreet evokes imagery in this book like no other novel I have ever read. The ten years of care he placed into this book shows as the writing is crispy and the story well crafted. It is the single best book I have read having been written since the turn of the century. Do yourself a favor and read this amazing book.