The Whitefire Crossing
Dev is a smuggler with the perfect cover. He's in high demand as a guide for the caravans that carry legitimate goods from the city of Ninavel into the country of Alathia. The route through the Whitefire Mountains is treacherous, and Dev is one of the few climbers who knows how to cross them... show more
Dev is a smuggler with the perfect cover. He's in high demand as a guide for the caravans that carry legitimate goods from the city of Ninavel into the country of Alathia. The route through the Whitefire Mountains is treacherous, and Dev is one of the few climbers who knows how to cross them safely. With his skill and connections, it's easy enough to slip contraband charms from Ninavel - where any magic is fair game, no matter how dark - into Alathia, where most magic is outlawed.But smuggling a few charms is one thing; smuggling a person through the warded Alathian border is near suicidal. Having made a promise to a dying friend, Dev is forced to take on a singularly dangerous cargo: Kiran. A young apprentice on the run from one of the most powerful mages in Ninavel, Kiran is desperate enough to pay a fortune to sneak into a country where discovery means certain execution - and he'll do whatever it takes to prevent Dev from finding out the terrible truth behind his getaway.Yet Kiran isn't the only one harboring a deadly secret. Caught up in a web of subterfuge and dark magic, Dev and Kiran must find a way to trust each other - or face not only their own destruction, but that of the entire city of Ninavel.
Publish date: August 1st 2011
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 375
Edition language: English
Series: Shattered Sigil (#1)
4.5 heartfelt stars. Only, don't try to read this book without the second installment ready at hand!
A smuggler named Dev is hired to escort a young man from Ninavel to Alathia, taking him through the treacherous Whitefire Mountains. But when the young man turns out to be an apprentice Blood Mage with an angry master on his backtrail, Dev gets a lot more than he bargained for... I had this on my...
Here's my full review: http://wildersbookreview.com/2013/08/13/the-whitefire-crossing-by-courtney-schafer/Really enjoyed this and am looking forward to reading Tainted City.
I picked up [b:The Whitefire Crossing|10928630|The Whitefire Crossing (Shattered Sigil, #1)|Courtney Schafer|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347985324s/10928630.jpg|15845701] a while ago - I had seen it mentioned on r/fantasy a few times, and really enjoyed Courtney Schafer's AMA, as wel...
As seen on Stumptown Books.Part of the Non-European Fantasy by Women blog series.I honestly don't even know where to begin with this review. I LOVED this book. And if you look through my review history, you'll know that's a rarity. How do I even write 5-star reviews? I don't get much practice!The st...