Today I am a reviewing a book that I have been waiting for ever since it was announced that it would be coming out this year. I fell in love with Sarah Chorn’s writing in her debut novel ‘Seraphina’s Lament‘ which remains my favourite book to date, and seeing the snippets that have been posted online and the information about the world-building that she has shared via her blog, I knew that I was going to love this book – set in a whole new world – just as much. So, at midnight last night I was sat kindle in hand, waiting for it to arrive, and even with my high hopes and expectations I was blown away by ‘Of Honey and Wildfires’.
From the moment the first settler dug a well and struck a lode of shine, the world changed. Now, everything revolves around that magical oil.
What began as a simple scouting expedition becomes a life-changing ordeal for Arlen Esco. The son of a powerful mogul, Arlen is kidnapped and forced to confront uncomfortable truths his father has kept hidden. In his hands lies a decision that will determine the fate of everyone he loves—and impact the lives of every person in Shine Territory.
The daughter of an infamous saboteur and outlaw, Cassandra has her own dangerous secrets to protect. When the lives of those she loves are threatened, she realizes that she is uniquely placed to change the balance of power in Shine Territory once and for all.
Secrets breed more secrets. Somehow, Arlen and Cassandra must find their own truths in the middle of a garden of lies.