The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen

During times likes these, adventuring off to a fantasy novel is the best thing to do!

Thank you Henry Holt and Co for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: As the new chieftain of the Crows, Fie knows better than to expect a royal to keep his word. Still she’s hopeful that Prince Jasimir will fulfill his oath to protect her fellow Crows. But then black smoke fills the sky, signaling the death of King Surimir and the beginning of Queen Rhusana’s merciless bid for the throne. With the witch queen using the deadly plague to unite the nation of Sabor against Crows—and add numbers to her monstrous army—Fie and her band are forced to go into hiding, leaving the country to be ravaged by the plague. However, they’re all running out of time before the Crows starve in exile and Sabor is lost forever. A desperate Fie calls on old allies to help take Rhusana down from within her own walls. But inside the royal palace, the only difference between a conqueror and a thief is an army. To survive, Fie must unravel not only Rhusana’s plot, but ancient secrets of the Crows—secrets that could save her people, or set the world ablaze.

This is the second book in the Merciful Crow series, which is proving to be a phenomenal story-line! This was a great sequel packed with romance and tons of adventure. In fact, I think the ending of this book was a bit too extravagant for my liking because so much is going on! I love that it has a thriller and romance twist to this fantasy plot. The characters are extremely likable which makes you become so invested in everything going on. I highly recommend reading the first before this new addition comes out this summer!

4/5 Stars

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