Title: Silvermist (Lake Traveler #1)
Author: Cassia Hall
Genre – High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Sword-and-Sorcery, Fantasy Romance, YA Fantasy, YA Fantasy Romance
Jess Lochlen is on a double mission – to recover her captured infant cousin, and to determine if treachery is stalking the Rogrovian throne. With their divided loyalties to different princes, her cousins turn out to be more hindrance than help. So when a young fugitive attaches himself to her, she is not as quick to be rid of him as she might.
But as his feelings for her grow, and their journey across his homeland becomes a race against time – to save not just her cousin but an heir to the throne – can she trust him to be who he claims to be? For otherworldly creatures accosting them along the way are strangely wary of him. Will he turn out to be the support she desperately needs, or an error of judgment that will have disastrous consequences for the entire realm and beyond?
A powerful and inspiring tale, it’s easy to get lost in the pages of the epic world that the author has created in these pages. With plenty of suspense, romance, tragedy, hope, and betrayal, it’s easy to get lost in the lives of these characters. I loved how easily the character development occurred and how much different everyone was at the end of the story for all that had happened.
Especially Jess. She was both strong and compassionate, a character that was both easy to understand and root for. Her quick-wits and intelligence made her my favorite almost at once. It couldn’t be easy to manage all that she did, but she was strong from page one all the way to the end.
This is a strong opening to a series with a lot of potential. Fans of epic poems will definitely enjoy this roller coaster of a high fantasy book!