Caroline Oresteia has always been destined for the river. Her father is a wherryman, as was her grandmother. All Caro needs is for the river god to whisper her name, and her fate is sealed. But at seventeen, Caro may be too late.
So when pirates burn ships and her father is arrested, Caro volunteers to transport a dangerous cargo in exchange for his release. Secretly, Caro hopes that by piloting her own wherry, the river god will finally speak her name.
But when the cargo becomes more than Caro expected, she finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies. With much more than her father’s life at stake, Caro must choose between the future she knows, and the one she never could have imagined.
This immersive fantasy debut set along the waterways of a magical world will entrance fans of Sabaa Tahir and Victoria Aveyard. Sarah Tolcser weaves an epic story of danger and destiny with enchanting world-building and captivating characters.
I received a copy via Around The World arc tours website This is the first book for this author and she busted out of the gate with a roaring adventure that is sure to delight fantasy fans and those that are in the mood for a river adventure with a touch of romance. I love Caro and when she sets off on this adventure their a great lesson not only for to her learn but those that go along with her. It repeated throughout the book -“Sometimes we have to let the past go before we can see the future sitting there in front of us” Once our main character get this lesson it all comes into place in a wonderfully told story. I am intrigued and would like more of this story.