The Rising is a fantasy novel set in a world called Calendis where an edict of the Church has banned magic for many years. The magi have hidden themselves away in a tower, no longer taking an interest in the world around them.
When an insane former student of theirs escapes his exile, Derana, with the help of her twin brother, must find a way to save the world by gaining the approval of the Church and the support of the nobility.
I went looking for a fantasy book that wasn't your typical wand waving, spell chanting, teenagers acting out in school kind of book, and "The Rising" delivered! With characters that really grip you and bring you along their journey as they age and grow and find their place in the world, you're really excited to see where each chapter takes you next. I am so glad I picked this up and tried out something new!
I love this book! The characters each had something special to love about them- even the villain. I appreciated the planning and thought put into the magic system. But, best of all, I got the ending I wanted. I highly recommend this book to everyone!