My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What can I say about this book. I’m at a loss for words and that is not either a good thing or bad thing. This book was okay to listen to. I found myself lost in the magical world of Tessia and her struggle to follow in her fathers footsteps to become a healer. However, in her world women where not accepted in the Healer Guild, they were just suppose to get married and raise children. In her plight she befriends a Lord who helps her with her dreams. Yet, not all is sunshine and rainbows for Tessia and soon she finds herself preparing for a war.
In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer – much to the frustration of her mother, who would rather she found a husband. Despite knowing that women aren’t readily accepted by the Guild of Healers, Tessia is determined to follow in her father’s footsteps. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn. When treating a patient at the residence of the local magician, Lord Dakon, Tessia is forced to fight off the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage – and instinctively uses magic. She now finds herself facing an entirely different future as Lord Dakon’s apprentice.
Although there are long hours of study and self-discipline, Tessia’s new life also offers more opportunities than she had ever hoped for, and an exciting new world opens up to her. There are fine clothes and servants – and, she is delighted to learn – regular trips to the great city of Imardin. However, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. For a storm is approaching that threatens to tear her world apart.