Heirs of Empire by Evan Currie is a book with a promising beginning. This book starts in the desert aboard a train as one of our main heroine’s, Mira is transferring a dangerous prisoner and traitor, General Corian. Of course, we the reader knows that something is going to happen. This is confirmed later when the prisoner escapes nearly killing Mira in the process. Stranded alone in the middle of the desert even our elite Cadre soldier Mira has a long road to travel.
The scene then shifts to the Imperial Capitol and we get a glimpse at what is to come, something that will very likely throw the empire and its rulers, the Scourwinds into chaos. Will the Scourwinds be strong enough to withstand the attacks, or is it time for a new family to rule.
What follows is an epic adventure seen from the eyes of many. Point of View was constantly shifting from one perspective to another. At times I was frustrated with the transitions just because they did not seem clearly announced to me, but otherwise I really did not have much complaint about this book.
The militaristic bent of this society and the history behind that is the story within the story. I imagine this will be part of what we explore in the books to come. The idea of the Armati’s was one I had not seen before and the author gave rich descriptions that made me think of a lightsaber meeting an organic/nano-enhanced weapon.
I know that there is more to discover in the follow-up to this book. I especially look forward to delving more into the motivations of Corian, at times it the book it sounded like all was not as it seemed.
I do not want to say too much more for fear of spoiling the book. Suffice to say this book deserves 4/5 Armati’s for being engaging and entertaining.
**** I received this book from NetGalley for free in exchange for my honest review.