DRUNK REVIEW: The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

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The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

What I drank prior: It was Ginny’s holiday party. We drank at the open bar with this amazing holiday drink. They were dangerous and I probably had 6 (maybe 7) of them.

Spoiler-free Overview: so this girl is next in line for her dukedom? It’s not really a dukedom but she’s not a princess but she’s absolutely nobility. Amalia is her name. She goes for a stroll… lalala… and ends up facing this fire mage *gasp* she helps by accidentally enslaving her. Kinda. In this world mages are conscripted into service in order to protect them and others. Also. They’re called falcons.. and their ‘owners” falconers… with me so far? Cool. So the mobility don’t normally get falcons… so it presents a political problem. Also… Zaira is the only fire mage falcon lady so that presents another problem. Anywho… conspiracies happen… A and Z try to fix it and things go from there.

Spoiler-free Thoughts: luh this book

Characters: so the fun thing about this book is that the two main protagonists are women? And the men are just kinda… there. Amalia is an amazing MC. She’s got a deep back story and great character growth. Zaira is wonderful. Also… we get a positive parental relationship yay. The characters are great.

Plot: Fast-paced and awesome. The suspense and the mystery kept it alive. The end was incredible.

Writing Style: pretty fuggin great

World Building: this book was amazing at world building. Like. Each kingdom had a different way to treat magic folk and they’re all good and bad in their own ways. Just sayin. I loved it.

Rating: 3.5/5 Shots. Was really really good.

What to pair it with: uh…. red table wine. Tastes great… does the job…

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