Goodreads: Savages (Chronicles of Warshard #2)
Author: Katherine Bogle
Published: 11th April 2017 (Patchwork Press)
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)
Official Summary: “Daughter of Chief Ruin, Breen is one of the most fearsome warriors in the Southern Delica Tribe, but nothing can stop the Emperor from reaping the Savage Lands for soldiers.
When her village is attacked, Breen is taken from her home and her family to the Seaburn Academy, where southern savages are broken and chained into a life of service to the Empire. Through the beatings and torture, Drakkone, one of the few Seaburn-born soldiers, brings solace to her days and gives her hope for the future.
Once freed of the Academy dungeons, Breen is sentenced to daily training between her plots for escape. But one night of unexpected passion turns into a problem bigger than either of them could have imagined.
Breen and Drakkone must risk capture and flee the city or death might be a blessing compared to eternal imprisonment.” – Goodreads
Review: Breen was a really great character, I just loved how she was always evolving and trying to improve herself. She wasn’t perfect, she wasn’t invincible. The culture of her people was great to see as well. You could really tell the Author spent quite a bit of time making the Tribe culture and even the Seaburn culture.
Wasn’t a huge fan of the Nina angle but that was more to do with me wanting to see more of Breen kicking butt. Though it was a very unique angle to add, left you guessing what other things could be added to the world building. The fighting was so on point and written so well.
(Disclaimer: I received a copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)
Liking the sound of this… 😉