A massive thank you to The Write Reads, the publisher and the author for this review copy!

Also a huge thank you to The Write Reads for allowing me a spot on this blog tour!

The blurb from the back of the book:

How do you kill a shadow?

As a raging storm descends on the Blasted Coast, the crippled young rigger, Caleb Rusk, meets a wounded stranger on the open road. Little does he know that the encounter will pull him into a conflict that threatens everything he holds dear—and change the course of his life forever. With help from a hammer-wielding mercenary, a drifter girl with a heritage of magic, and an eccentric sky pirate, Caleb must find a way to escape the clutches of a shape-stealing demon that refuses to die.

Meanwhile, in the capital of Taralius, a string of inexplicable deaths have captured the attention of the Ember Throne. Second Corporal Avendor Tarcoth is tasked with uncovering the truth behind a danger that could threaten the very fabric of the Realm. To assist him, the Queen enlists the aid of the sage, Tiberius Alaran. But the blind old man has secrets of his own—and allegiances that extend beyond the Ember Throne.


This is the first book in the Riven Realms series and I loved it!

I loved the beginning! It was so intense and it threw you straight into the story.

The story is told from three different POVs: Shem, Caleb and Tiberius. They all have different storylines, but ultimately tie in together at the end.

I liked the world of Riven Realm and I enjoying getting to know the ins and outs of this medieval-type setting.

This was a very quick read (around 150 pages) so is more of a novella. I can’t wait to read the next two books.

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️