Published by Illaria Publishing on January 23rd 2017
In Illaria, there is a fate worse than death.
As long as I can remember, I’ve been taught to fear the Necromancer King. He controls the kingdom of Illaria with dark sorcery and the constant threat of his undead army. I never thought I’d have reason to cross his path. Everything changed the day his guards tried to kill me. That’s when I found out my whole life has been a lie. By joining a resistance group called the White Ravens, I’ve claimed new roles. Princess of Illaria, sorceress in training, and threat to the Necromancer King.
Wilona doesn’t know she’s a princess until one day her entire life changes. No longer a simple peasant girl, she must quickly grow into the role of the only one—with the help of her newfound supporters—who can stop the evil necromancer king. As complicated as that sounds for a young woman with no prior magical training, she must be careful putting her trust into the hands of betrayers.
I was surprised with how much I liked Heir of Illaria. It was certainly a unique, fast paced page turner (one that got me out of my terrible reading slump). I really liked Wilona’s character. She had a good head on her shoulders despite the web of lies, half-truths, and pain she suffered through.
The one thing I’m nitpicky about is the romance. It was…instalove. Ashton was totally too quick to fall for Wilona. Same for Wilona for him. I don’t understand how/why/when they both suddenly loved each other that much. Don’t get me wrong. I really liked Ashton, but it was too quick.
The plot starts off slow. Though by the end, things are really picking up and the world is on fire (not really but it might as well be). I’m really interested to see what that Jerk McJerkFace (Wilona’s brother aka Max) will do, and what the king is plotting, and what Wilona’s next move will be.