A war-mongering tribal leader who wants the perfect weapon.
A stranger who holds the key to powerful magic.
A warrior who would kill to protect those he loves.
And at the heart of it all, the witch who is everything they're looking for.
Alaysha is not an ordinary witch. She's an elemental, the only elemental witch of her kind. Or so she thinks. She is feared and outcast from her tribe because her magic is so strong, it can siphon a man's life-giving moisture dry in a single breath--and she can't control it. This makes her a perfect weapon by her war-mongering father.
But all that is about to change.
When he orders her to use her magic to slaughter an entire tribe, something unfamiliar stirs within her. She has killed for him before, but this time is different. This time, the targets are innocent and she knows it. She begins to question his authority and her own blind obedience. Her defiance uncovers a world of intrigue and latent powers buried for eons--and hints that she might be the key to unlocking its secrets.
Now the fate of that world is in her hands. If only she can stand against the evil men who would use her power for their own greedy means, she just might live to see it.
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This book was so emotional for me. It is a somber story of a young woman with the ability to draw all water from anything or anyone around her. I could feel all her emotions all through the book. She was treated so bad by her people. Especially her tyrannical father! I hated him so bad. He used her all his life to fight his war battles. Even when she was a tiny toddler and couldn't control her ability. He also never showed her any kindness. I could only imagine how it would feel to live all your life that way. As she becomes older, she becomes wise to how things aren't so all is fair in love and war. She discovers someone who was able to escape her deadly power. Yenic, hope I spelled it correctly, befriends her and an attraction is seen from the start. He also gives her more information about herself and her world. Things start to click into place. This story was so well written. The characters were really developed and strong. It's more of a journey than a full action adrenaline rush story. But it kept my interest the whole way. I had read the prequel before this book. I was excited to learn who the heroine was in connection with that book. I won't spoil it. But knowing what I know from the prequel, I wish I would've read it after this one. I think it would've been even more enjoyable because this book gives more insight to the world and powers that the witches have.
I loved the story, but the end was a bit abrupt. Although, it definitely left me wanting more. Very good read...;)