Five stars from Marian Thorpe!
The War of the First Day, by Thomas Fleet: A Review
[A] rollicking, fast-paced adult fantasy novel… There are a lot of twists and turns…
[The heroine,] caught up in a complex web of betrayal… must embrace her own magical powers and make decisions to act independently, risking not only her own life but potentially much, much more.
This is a world of political rivalries, where characters jostle for power and will go to any length to obtain it: it just happens to be one where magic is the chief weapon in use.
The ending of the story, without giving it away, was… a surprise, and one that leaves the reader thinking.
The writing is highly competent, active narration occasionally interspersed with descriptions of precise beauty.