📚 Bookish Thoughts 💭 ⠀ Epic • Gut Wrenching • Immersive ⠀ 💬 “Memory is a story written on your body, who you mean to …

📚 Bookish Thoughts 💭

Epic • Gut Wrenching • Immersive

💬 “Memory is a story written on your body, who you mean to be, now…

Truth is what you do with the story.”

📚 Master of Poisons
by Andrea Hairston

Synopsis: The world is changing. Poison desert eats good farmland. Once-sweet water turns foul. The wind blows sand and sadness across the Empire. To get caught in a storm is death. To live and do nothing is death. There is magic in the world, but good conjure is hard to find.

Djola, righthand man and spymaster of the lord of the Arkhysian Empire, is desperately trying to save his adopted homeland, even in exile.

Awa, a young woman training to be a powerful griot, tests the limits of her knowledge and comes into her own in a world of sorcery, floating cities, kindly beasts, and uncertain men.

❓At the end of the world, would you prefer to be good and weak or moral bending and strong?

💡While most would probably say a blend of the two, that is not and option in this world.

❤️ This was one magical fantastical ride. Hands down, this was my favorite fantasy of the year, thus far. This cut throat world was unforgettable. The main protagonist is sent on an impossible mission to save the world, while on the other side of the world a girl is sold not because of the powers she hold but for money and survival of her family in a dying land. The chapters alternate between both of these characters. The point of view is third person. The powers introduced are unlike anything I have ever heard! The romance was pro LGBTQ+! The perspectives of the elephant, bees, and wolf were my absolute favorite. While there is mention of rape and abuse, it is presented in a non-graphic way.

💔 There was much betrayal and heartbreak inflicted upon both protagonist. This was a very big book, but every chapter was relevant!

✨ Recommendations: Fans of high fantasy!

💋 xoxo,

P.S. Now it’s time for my obligatory hashtag rant! 🙌🏾 I was gifted a copy of the book by @torbooks ! ✨ Today is the #MasterofPoisonsTour #MasterofPoisons #AndreaHairston #torbooks #storygramtours Bookstagram Tour Stop @torbooks @storygramtours ✨ Like, Share, Comment 🤗

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