Sinister sorcery. Gallows humor. A queer romance so glorious it could be right out of fae legend itself. Master of One is a fantasy unlike any other.
Rags is a thief—an excellent one. He’s stolen into noble’s coffers, picked soldier’s pockets, and even liberated a ring or two off the fingers of passersby. Until he’s caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient fae relic for a sadistic royal sorcerer.
But Rags could never have guessed this “relic” would actually be a fae himself—a distractingly handsome, annoyingly perfect, ancient fae prince called Shining Talon. Good thing Rags can think on his toes, because things just get stranger from there…
With the heist and intrigue of Six of Crows and the dark fairy tale feel of The Cruel Prince, this young adult fantasy debut will have readers rooting for a pair of reluctant heroes as they take on a world-ending fae prophecy, a malicious royal plot, and, most dangerously of all, their feelings for each other.
This book was different than anything else I have read, I loved the premise and the setting was amazing. I expected a little more explantion on the traps to get into the fae ruins, it felt a little rushed. Actually quite a lot of details felt rushed even though it was a really long book. It felt quite slow at times, a little jarring with the rushed details and slow pacing.
I loved all the characters especially Rags, although a couple of times I had to check who’s chapter I was reading since they were pretty similar and hard to tell apart. And some of the characters were not developed enough for me.
But I did love all the action the last 100 pages were excellent, very full of action and lots going on that I could not put the book down. I hope very much there is a second book, I want to know what happens.
4 out of 5 stars