Vein’s Ritual by D.M. Wiltshire is a New Adult Fantasy of monsters, mystery, and darkness.
“Earthquakes, increased Feral activity, glowing vines, and the encroaching Blight are just a few problems Emily Valner-Wright has to deal with.
With the unexpected death of her father leaving her with no choice but to take his place protecting the small village of Bessel, Emily not only has to keep the evil at their border at bay but keep secrets from the Capital who wish to exploit her father’s obsession.
Using wards desired by the Capital, it becomes a challenge to continue her work when a Seeker arrives with the purpose of finding magic, relics, and Charmed to help the Capital in its fight against the Blight. After Emily gets a chance to learn more about the Seeker, she discovers there’s other reasons behind his actions.
Forced to work together, Emily and the Seeker must discover the causes of the strange events going on. In doing so they uncover the secrets Emily is trying so hard to forget – one that will open a door to the past and bring light to a solution that could cure Chesix of the Blight once and for all.”
I really liked the idea of this book, but for me, I just couldn’t get connected it.
From the beginning, we dive into this fantasy village that is surrounded by threats of monsters and darkness which are things I love reading. But, I felt like there just wasn’t enough world building for me to really connect with the plot and characters.
I also felt like the writing style repeated itself when we explore the main character’s job and the magic system.
But besides that, I can really see potential in this series. There is enough mystery in what is going on with the unexpected visitor that we just want to continue on to see what mischief happens.
Again, I liked the darkness of the novel and the fun magic that lies throughout their world. With a little more world building and a clearer plot, I think this could be a decent series!
I gave this one 2 out of 5 stars.
Published: 15 July 2019
Publisher: TCK Publishing
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eBook from Author
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way*
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