Crown of Bones is a fantasy novel that will blow your mind. The discovery of a story with a unique magical system, adventure, and romance is the best kind of discovery. Savants call forth phantoms, and each wears a different color robe that signifies rank. The phantoms are so varied and exciting I was sucked right in. Marcus is the heir and is meant to be the main character that you follow in this story. It is told in alternate POV for each chapter. I was intrigued by Marcus and his struggles. Although I stole my heart, Ash is a non savant, which means she does not have a phantom, and she is the wordsmith that records all of Ash’s events as he learns how to become one with his phantom. Ash has a lot of exciting things that happen to her along the way, and the inner monologue she has going on is quite entertaining. You will meet a few other interesting characters in this debut novel, and the cliffhanger though you may see it coming, is not quite what I thought it was going to be, and I need the sequel like yesterday.