Mae never asked to be craft-born. She never wanted that burden.
The realm needs magic again, and the the King of Aegunlund has been waiting for the first craft-born girl to marry his son, Prince Casimir.
In Mae's town of Halts-Walden, the ambitious miller claims his daughter Ellen is craft-born. Mae knows this is a load of hogwash, but she's glad Ellen will have the unfortunate pleasure of becoming queen instead of her. All she has to do is sit back and wait until Casimir and Ellen are married, then she will finally be free of the threat of her fate. But on that day an event so shocking and terrible occurs that Mae finds herself entering the neighbouring cursed forest on a quest she never thought she'd have to follow. Join Mae as she rides her white stag through the Waerg Woods with a pampered prince at her heels. She's out for revenge and nothing, no one, will get in her way. (Goodreads)
Thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
I've seen several of Dalton's books around and was curious about them, so I jumped at the chance to read White Heart. I was no disappointed! I really enjoyed reading about Mae and her world, the magic therein, and all the adventures she goes through. The Waerg Woods had some crazy surprises hidden within it, and I enjoyed watching Mae battle her way through them. She was an amazingly strong character, with flaws of course, but still, I appreciated her tenacity and unwillingness to give up. Her relationship with Casimir was a bit predictable, but I liked the Ellen-element and found myself still drawn into their tale. Basically, this was a fun, quick read, with one heck of a cliffhanger ending that has left me hoping for the next book soon!
Have you read any of Sarah Dalton's books?