Incendiary (Hollow Crown, #1)

by Zoraida Córdova

3.94 of 5 stars 8 ratings • 2 reviews • 54 shelved
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Incendiary (Hollow Crown, #1)

by Zoraida Córdova

3.94 of 5 stars 8 ratings • 2 reviews • 54 shelved

An epic tale of love and revenge set in a world inspired by Inquisition-era Spain pits the magical Moria against a terrifying royal authority bent on their destruction.

'Epic and spellbinding' Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles series

Renata was only a child when she was kidnapped by the crown. As a memory thief, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, she was used to carry out the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.

Now Renata is one of the Whispers, a rebel spy working against the crown. When Dez, her commander - and the boy she's grown to love - is taken captive by the notorious Principe Dorado, Renata must return to the palace and complete his top-secret mission herself. Can she keep her cover, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it.

But returning to the palace stirs memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the royal court, she uncovers a secret that could change the fate of the entire kingdom - and end the war that has cost her everything.

'A compelling world filled with beautiful, brutal magic and characters that feel real enough to touch' Sara Holland, New York Times-bestselling author of Everless

  • ISBN10 1473677572
  • ISBN13 9781473677579
  • Publish Date 28 April 2020
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country GB
  • Imprint Hodder & Stoughton
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 464
  • Language English


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A complicated story filled with spies, secrets, a unique magic system and a memory thief makes for a very compelling story. While a rebellion story is not in itself unique, the magic inside this story is. A group of people with unique abilities so much so that you may never meet another one just like. A slow burn romance and that ending with all it s plot twists spewing out left and right i can hardly wait for the next book. The best thing about our main character Ren is that she struggles with her magic. She can loose control to the point where she turns people into hollows. She was forced to at one time for the king. She never wants to do that again, in other ways she can see how her magic can help ease someone’s pain, and again she can see how it can benefit her revenge. This is a fantastic story and the cover is breath taking.

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Ashley 4 of 5 stars
I was going to give this 3.5 stars.. I was also not planning on continuing with the series. But the last 100 pages made me bump this to 4 stars and I am inclined to continue on to book two!

The first two thirds of the book were... wordy. They just felt excessively drawn out and not super thrilling. Everything that happened in the last hundred pages was suddenly far more interesting!