Note: This is an edited version of my old review.
Please disregard my previous review. I just realized that Balanquan culture is a portrayal of Native American culture, so my claims in the old review about this book not having depictions of Native American culture were incorrect. Apologies to Richelle Mead!
This book's plot twist of a minor character saving the day is explained satisfyingly in the second book, so please disregard my previous confusion about whether this plot twist was explained.
Note: This is an alternate history of colonial America. So there are depictions of Scots men (Icori) as tribes in America. You may want to skip those parts if you prefer your stories to have complete historical accuracy.
It is a book told from the point of view of a white countess, so the mentions of prejudice against Native Americans are there, but limited given the protagonist's limited contact with Native American people. There are many more depictions of Native American cultures to look forward to in the second book however (and the second book has a Native American love interest, which was refreshing to read. ^_^).
That being said, this is why I have changed the book's rating from three stars to four stars. :-)
An excellent romance and coming of age story.
Note and trigger warning: This book contains some historically accurate depictions of sexism and racism from the antagonists, sexual references and strong language.
- Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; 1 edition (18 April 2017)
- ISBN-10: 0143785206
- ISBN-13: 978-0143785200
- Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.9 x 19.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)