A Lady is dead. Her noble line ended. And the King’s Reaper has come to reclaim her land and her home. In the marches of Aedaron, only one thing is for certain. All keeps of the old world must fall.
Elinor struggles to find her place in the new world. She once dreamed of great things. Of becoming a hero in the ways of the old world. But now she is a Reaper. And her duty is clear. Destroy the old. Herald the new.
This is the first novella in a series (with the same title). There are a few different series set within this same world, and I’ve read one other novella from one of the series. While I, in general, find novellas to be shorter than I like, I still found this had a lot of depth to it and was really enjoyable.
Elinor is a wonderful protagonist. She knows who she is and what she stands for and she won’t let anyone change that. She was a very strong and brave character who was easy to connect to and like.
The plot is fast-paced and full of action. You definitely won’t get bored while reading it, and if you’re anything like me you’ll read it very quickly. I easily could have read this in one setting had I not started it really late at night when I was already falling asleep. lol
A Reaper of Stone was a great start to what I can only assume will be an equally great series. You should pick this up if you’re a fan of YA fantasy and love kickass female leads.
I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley.