This fantasy novel follows the newly-appointed priestess, Auraya, in her adventures as she tries to find new alliances in the tree people and neighbouring countries and fights war that could damaging effects across the world.
Trudi Canavan conveys the themes of politics, war, magic, forbidden love and religion in her first book of the ‘Age of the Five’ trilogy. This enthralling tale is centred around Auraya trying to accomplish peace with her fellow priests and priestesses of the White whilst also hiding her love affair with a heathen dreamweaver. Dreamweavers are discriminated against in her world for their lack of worship of the Gods so her aim for peace between the dreamweavers and the society she rules over overcomes her life and leads to an impossible choice.
My Rating: 5/5
This novel is what began my love of reading when I was twelve years old. I was on holiday in Scotland and the only thing close to us that was at all interesting was a book shop. I picked this wonderful fantasy novel up there and I’ve re-read it more than any other novel I own!
Trudi Canavan has released many more books since this one and I have read them all. She is an incredibly charismatic writer and I will continue to follow her work for a long time to come.