I usually like magic in books, but this one was too mystical and strange for me. I know Darya possessed mystical powers, but I had a hard time believing that a 104 Darya would be so sharp and spry. I was also bothered by the historical inaccuracies. In particular, the hunting of “aurochs” plays a key role more than once in the plot. The only problem is that the species was extent hundreds of years before this book takes place.
Book Source: Review Copy from Sourcebooks.