When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.
In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.
Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco!
I choose to pick this book up right around Halloween as the cover is super creepy and what more appropriate then reading about a girl coming into her powers of a Bone Witch. I really loved the pacing of this story and it a book one in the series the author did a fantastic job of setting up how Tea comes into her own as Bone Witch.
Parts of it did seem rather mundane and boring but the who depth of her connection with her brother as her familiar, the sadness of being ostracized for raising her brother from the dead and the description of the clothing and progression of her training was fascinating to me. I really felt like the author put a lot of effort into pulling us into this world of hua and tea houses. I really like the description scene with the dragon towards the end of the book and the ending was a total surprise for me. I am looking forward to the next book.