Terrifying creatures, noble quests, fearsome knights, and pure evil, Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard is exactly what a fantasy novel should be. From start to finish I devoured this book with fervor. Aveyard includes intriguing and loveable characters, fun and exciting adventures, and plenty of twists and turns to keep the pages turning.
Long ago the Spindles—gateways to other realms—were sealed to protect the Ward, but someone’s opening them up, desperately trying to find the pathway to the greatest evil the realms have ever seen. Kings and Queens refuse to fight what they feel is a hopeless battle, turning the responsibility unto an unlikely group of heroes. Corayne is a pirate’s daughter, longing for adventure and the sea. Dom is an Elder prince, immortal, noble, and full of strength. Sorasa is an exiled assassin, full of tricks and wit. Andry is a squire, the only survivor of a brutal and bloody battle. Together they form the only hope to save the Ward from complete destruction.
The plot itself is remarkable, with new ideas and concepts never seen before. The story arc keeps at a fast pace, leaving no room for dawdling or boredom. With narrow escapes, plenty of fights, and constant journeying, there’s plenty of adventure for all. Each character presents something new to the table; Sorasa with fire, Corayne with strength, Dom with duty, and Andry with innocence. The villains too are intriguing in their own disturbing way.
Aveyard has created a novel that immerses you completely in another world and makes you never want to leave. I recommend this book for anyone who loves a good fantasy novel! – Kira Kaplan