The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
In The Bone Witch, Tea mastered resurrection―now she’s after revenge…
No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life…and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her―and took the life of her one true love.
But there are those who plot against her, those who would use Tea’s dark power for their own nefarious ends. Because you can’t kill someone who can never die…
War is brewing among the kingdoms, and when dark magic is at play, no one is safe.
I read the first book of this series, The Bone Witch, last year and absolutely loved it so I’ve been really looking forward to The Heart Forger for months now and it didn’t disappoint!
I struggled a little in the beginning because it had been so long since I read The Bone Witch and couldn’t remember exactly how it had ended and this book jumped straight to the action, but things came back to me pretty quickly. All I can say really is that wow, Tea has grown up to be one badass asha.
The Heart Forger has Tea telling her story to the bard like the first book, but the present day moments between chapters now have as much stuff happening as the main chapters and it was really hard to put the book down because of that. Sleeping or reading at 5am is a hard choice to make, okay!
It was great to see more of how Tea slowly becomes the really powerful asha that she is in the present day parts while trying to not let the Dark completely take over her. I love that she’s in a bit of a grey area with everything that she’s doing rather than just being a good girl. Other characters had some great development too and I found a new love for Kalen for reasons. I just love them all to be honest and I want a pet daeva too.
Something that was also interesting was that the characters visit a place that’s pretty much the opposite of all the other kingdoms because magic is banned and no one wears heartsglasses so the asha couldn’t just solve everything with a few runes and they had to get a little creative.
Also, I live for any romance so getting a little bit of that was awesome.
I just love this series a lot okay, I don’t have enough words so 5/5 I recommend for witchy goodness.