Good morning! Today is a very special post because it is my new favorite read of this year. I have had the chance to read so many amazing books this year but Merciful Crow has stayed with me. So I want to do an ARC review and get everyone else excited about this books as well.
Be sure to let me know if you have pre-ordered this one yet. I am hoping it’s in a book box as well. So if you happen to see that it is a special edition or book box you should find me on twitter and scream it at me.
A future chieftain
Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime.
A fugitive prince
When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, Fie’s ready to cut her losses—and perhaps his throat. But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns.
A too-cunning bodyguard
Hawk warrior Tavin has always put Jas’s life before his, magically assuming the prince’s appearance and shadowing his every step. But what happens when Tavin begins to want something to call his own?
I don’t know if 5 stars is enough for this. Maybe 10?
Representation and a caste system that is broken. Crows are at the bottom but without them the world would die of disease.
There is so many subtle plot points that if you aren’t paying attention you almost miss it.
It is woven so seamlessly into the plot. Honestly I think I could rave about this in six or seven pages of screaming but no one wants to read that.
Fie is such a strong character but she has to grow into it. It’s not a rapid change but one that takes the entire book. The prince and his hawk have prejudice and it shows. They also go through the same growth as Fie. You see it and you see the broken system that they want to fix.
This is one of those books that you need a special edition, regular edition, and tons of artwork. The words reach into your brain and stick with you.
Fie is a girl who just wants to be a good Chief to her group of Crows. She does not want to be mixed up in the affairs of people who don’t care about her or the suffering of her caste. So when she is thrown in with a prince and his double things can only go downhill.
From enemies to lovers, to strong female leads, strange usage of teeth, and a disease that could kill everyone this book has something for everyone.
If you haven’t placed this on your TBR you will miss out on one of summers biggest fantasy titles.
The Princess Bride meets Rosemarked. If you enjoy the As You Wish of Princess Bride than this needs to be on the top of your list.
I want to add in that I NEED FAN ART. If you have made any or after reading this book you make some SEND IT TO ME! I am beyond excited for this to be out in the world so I can see everyone’s reactions.