Published March 10th 2020 by Orbit (first published July 16th 2019)
Series: The Burning #1
I really do not like when they give comparisons, GOT meets Gladiator..eh no. Have you read the book at all?
It started good, and worth reading, but did not wow me. But then something happened, and I spent 3 hours straight reading cos I could not put it down.
This is a world where The Chosen fled their land and invaded a new land. Now for the last 300 years they have fought the natives of that land. It is a society of castes. Low and High. They are not allowed to mix because half caste is forbidden.Low can never get high. Their men fodder for an endless war. It is also a society with magic where women with magic can control dragons and make men stronger.
Tau is lower caste. He wants to become a warrior, he strives to become one the only way allowed in his caste.
But life is not fair. And nobles always have the power in this society.
And that is when things got interesting. Nothing like bringing a person to their lowest and see him fight back with all he has. He did that and more. He was insane. He was mad with revenge and bloodlust. It was intense and I did no longer knew what to feel about this world. I mean they are the invaders. And then the things one learn about their own society. Rotten to the core.
Yes sadly Tau got more interesting the more he angry he got. Other people did not compare.
I can't wait to read more and see how it plays out. And what they are running from.
The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable war for almost two hundred years. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine.
Everyone else is fodder, destined to fight and die in the endless war.
Young, gift-less Tau knows all this, but he has a plan of escape. He's going to get himself injured, get out early, and settle down to marriage, children, and land. Only, he doesn't get the chance.
Those closest to him are brutally murdered, and his grief swiftly turns to anger. Fixated on revenge, Tau dedicates himself to an unthinkable path. He'll become the greatest swordsman to ever live, a man willing to die a hundred thousand times for the chance to kill the three who betrayed him.