Bone Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.
Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.
Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.
Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.
I was really looking forward to this book. It did not disappoint. I loved the idea the bone crier’s, they ferry the dead, but they have a lot more to do an that, and sacrifices.
I love reading books set on myths and legends, especially ones I do not know very well. I have been reading quite a few lately and this one was the creme of the crop. It wsa full of everything I love, myths but not just the normal, embelished to make it super exciting.
Ailisse was a fun character to read about, her growth was astounding, she thought she knew it all and never doubted her beliefs, until things go wrong. Sabine was strong all the way through even though she didn’t think she was, it just took her time to show her true strentgh. Bastien was a great character, he knew what he wanted but never stopped being a good person, even when the lines were blurred. I did likehow much things were turned upside down many times, so much so that you will not know which way is up by the end.
I cannot wait for the second book, please write it quickly, I need to know what happens.
5 out of 5 stars