Uncommonly vivid and vigorous . . . a superior start to a promising new saga
Daughter of Redwinter has it all: enigmatic characters, shady politics, secret cults, ancient evils, and a young woman grappling with her own shattered identity while navigating a world in which no one is quite what they seem
Oozes with menace and enthralls with beautifully imperfect characters and its own rich, dark mythology
The work of an author bursting with confidence, weaving a tale full of magic, mystery and intrigue
Sad, exciting, mysterious and beautifully plotted, with characters who have taken up residence in my head
A spellbinding piece of fantasy; a unique world with morally grey characters abound, a fascinating magic system, buried history that oozes to the surface, and a young female protagonist you won't soon forget. Highly recommend
A fascinating magic system, thoughtful prose, and a truly compelling main character . . . for fans of complicated yet lovable protagonists, twisty, intriguing plots, and fantasy that flirts with the edge of horror
Raine is my new favourite hero
A glorious reconfiguration of classic fantasy with a fresh, fascinating protagonist . . . a cracking read, full of heart, humour and lyrical prose in a world full of secret histories with the promise of so much more to come
McDonald's medieval fantasy world feels lived-in, with a robust history, an intricate magic system, and a host of fascinating characters, but Raine herself-vulnerable but fierce, direct, and almost ruthlessly practical-is the heart of this memorable story.
Mysterious, honest, and exciting from start to finish, Daughter of Redwinter has the goods. . . . A real page-turner, one that kept me guessing, and pulling the rug out from under me
A thought-provoking story about a girl caught up in the whirlwind of ancient magic and the threat of war, and how even the smallest choices can affect our lives, perfect for fans of Patrick Rothfuss and the Robert Jordan
The twists and turns are fast-paced and shocking; the conclusion of this installation is satisfying . . . you'll love the unique magic system and incredible cast of characters
If you like fantasy stories that take you to wondrous places that are also brimming with ghostly beings, this is your book. If you like fantasy stories with characters who are immensely compelling and not perfect, this is your book. If you like fantasy stories that ooze with danger and peril around every corner, this is your book. And finally, if you like fantasy stories that are so expertly written that you can see and feel the action playing out in your head so vividly that you believe it's all totally real, then THIS IS YOUR BOOK!
I'm still thinking about a lot of it days after finishing it . . . an excellent start to a new fantasy series
This is an incredible fantasy that subverts the reader's expectations every chance it gets, and I can't recommend it strongly enough