Ren Kolins is a silver wielder—a dangerous thing to be in the kingdom of Erdis, where magic has been outlawed for a century. Ren is just trying to survive, sticking to a life of petty thievery, card games, and pit fighting to get by. But when a wealthy rebel leader discovers her secret, he offers her a fortune to join his revolution. The caveat: she won’t see a single coin until they overthrow the King.
Behind the castle walls, a brutal group of warriors known as the King’s Children is engaged in a competition: the first to find the rebel leader will be made King’s Fang, the right hand of the King of Erdis. And Adley Farre is hunting down the rebels one by one, torturing her way to Ren and the rebel leader, and the coveted King’s Fang title.
But time is running out for all of them, including the youngest Prince of Erdis, who finds himself pulled into the rebellion. Political tensions have reached a boiling point, and Ren and the rebels must take the throne before war breaks out.
I’m not even going to pretend that I didn’t add a new book boyfriend to my never ending list…. ok two, I added two. But honestly, you can’t blame me, Kellen and Darek made my heart spiral all out of sorts.
The fact that this is a stand-alone saddens me immensely. I need more of this world, these brilliant characters, this magic system and beautiful writing. (Pretty please. Even just a novella or two.)
There are certain components of a novel that instantly hook me. Things like ‘rebellion’, ‘corrupt royals’, ‘forbidden magic’, ‘forbidden love’, ‘hate to love’, ‘political intrigue’ you get the idea. All of these excite me and bring me immense joy andddd Of Silver and Shadow had all of these and so much more and I loved every single minute of it.
It was wonderfully written, engaging, captivating and such a phenomenal fantasy. My only complaint is that it ended too fast for my tastes but given that it’s a stand-alone it’s to be expected. I really wish this was a duology at the very least or hope to see more books in this world (spin-off/prequel I’m not picky).
I highly recommend this if you’re a fan of YA fantasy in general and to fans of the Throne of Glass/ Red Queen series.