Happy book birthday to Venom, Bex Hogan’s second novel in the Isles of Storm and Sorrow series! Now, I don’t want to go into too much about this book, though I’ve included its blurb below in case you’re curious, as it’s a sequel and I’ve noticed over the years that their blurbs can sometimes include spoilers. What I can say, though, is that I’ve added the first book, Viper, to my TBR as it sounds utterly fantastic. I mean, this is the first line of the synopsis!
He will make me a killer. Or he will have me killed. That is my destiny.
Marianne has never wanted to be a fighter, but with unrest and discord threatening the Twelve Islands, she will have to battle threats both inside and out in an attempt to attain peace for her homeland. Marianne is now the Viper, but her hopes for peace in the Eastern Isles are being frustrated. The corrupt King remains on the throne, bandits are proving hard to stop and Marianne is not sure who among her crew she can truly trust. For the islands to prosper, the invisible bond that once existed uniting land and sea must be reinstated. There's only one way that can happen - the return of magic. To do that Marianne must put aside all her fears: she must return to her roots, the Western Isles, and call on the power that runs in her blood. She must become a Mage. Only then, can she possibly command the army needed to finally take down the King.