Nov 14, 2013
Ascha meets the new girl, Michaeyala. She finds that she must be friends with her new roommate, while juggling the pressures and intrigue of their magick school. She also must navigate the difficulties in store for her as she discovers new aspects about herself. In this prequel to The Tower of Boran, learn how the seeds are planted for the world of the Sanctum to rise.
So I really liked Ascha as the prequel to The Tower of Boran. I liked that we were able to see Michaeyala and Ascha before things went bad between them.
I did feel incredibly bad for Ascha, and it’s amazing something that seems small can change your life so much. Ascha wasn’t really doing anything so bad that it warranted 30 years in prison. It was an extremely harsh sentence, and it bothered me that no one really stepped up to defend her.
Michaeyala didn’t mean to cause her imprisonment, and out of everyone I think she was the one who had defended Ascha the most. Sister Morana and Brother Raeyan seemed to content to let her take the fall. Brother Raeyan confessed, but ultimately there was nothing for him to confess and so he betrayed her in a way.
It’s hard at the end of the book to see how Ascha would change and become just N’Dreyid. However it is there and after what she suffered and 30 years in prison, her acceptance could change to anger and rage over what she suffered.
Ascha was extremely well-written but there were times when certain scenes seemed longer than they needed to be. None of the scenes were unnecessary just a little too long for my taking. Also, the book was a lot of buildup and then the last 25% was where the book really started moving. Shauna Scheets did a wonderful job of creating interesting characters that I cared about. I was very indignant on Ascha’s behalf for the last half of the book. I felt that she was terribly misjudged and harshly punished.
The book was extremely well-written and it does suck you in. AI really enjoyed the overall novel, but because I would’ve liked it to move forward a little faster I would give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.
3.5/5 – A Great Read, Well-Written
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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