This is a highly readable and compelling stand-alone volume from the acclaimed author of the Mistborn trilogy. As is to be expected, the worldbuilding is superb, utilizing a thoroughly thought-out system of magic and religion. Highly recommended to fans of epic fantasy.
Betrothed from birth to the God King of Hallandren, Vivenna has spent her entire life in training to accomplish her task. So she's thoroughly shocked when her father sends her youngest sister, Siri, to marry Susebron instead. Following her sister to Hallandren, Vivenna falls in with a group who may not be quite what they seem. In the meantime, Siri is also discovering that Susebron is not what she's been led to expect either. (TOR, Jun., 592 pp., $27.95)