SUMMARY: The saints favor her, else-wise a peasant girl like Kate Carpenter would never be apprenticed to the kingdom’s master healer. But her patron saint also marks her ready for the duty of tending to a mission that must cross the ice-bound mountains. Their little kingdom faces invasion by a vast empire and desperately needs allies; across the snow-filled pass, through the deathly thin air, is a country that’s held off the empire and may be willing to lend an army. Kate knows about frostbite and the everyday injuries of wilderness travel. She can heal those. She’s not ready for the attentions of a ne’er-do-well knight and the kingdom’s only prince, though. And she isn’t ready for the monsters that harry them night and day, picking off their archers first, wearing the party to exhaustion, pushing Kate beyond the limits her healing abilities. She must keep them alive, or her blood will be on the snow too.

REVIEW: I’m
not really sure what to say about this book.  It had the potential to be good.  It had an interesting magic system and it started in
the middle of action, which made me turn the first few pages willingly, but then nothing happened.  Well something happened, but there was no tension so the action was watered down and diluted.  Because the story was so slow, I was never able to connect with any of the characters.    
The
writing style isn’t brilliant, but if the characters moved better and there were more tension in each scene, the writing style would have been enough to give me an
interesting read.  

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