Imber is the debut novel of Tyffany Hackett and when I first met her on Instagram she was still in the process of writing and editing this novel. However once I heard what it was about I knew that I wanted to read it as soon as it was available.
Published: June 12, 2018
The locks are failing.
The keys are calling.
The Titans are waking.
Crowned before her time, nineteen-year-old Natylia is thrust into an unpleasant reality—her people don’t want her, her family doesn’t need her and, despite her best efforts, she can’t seem to shake an incorrigible suitor. But when rumors begin to swirl throughout her kingdom the young queen shifts her focus and realizes that the world she loves could be destroyed in an instant.
An ancient enemy, long thought gone, is trying to return.
Forgotten legends have resurfaced, stories that tell of three scepters: the keys to unleashing these foul beings. Across Araenna the hunt rages for this trio of formidable power—to command the keys is to hold the power of mortal gods.
Aided by her snarky elven bodyguard, an unassuming blacksmith, and a clever nature witch, Natylia races to correct the mistakes of the past… before they can destroy her people’s future.
I really enjoyed this book, so much so that I was up half the night reading it. I love the characters especially Jyn amd Meryn. Natylia is a great MC, yoy really empathise with what she is doing by ascending to the throne and also trying to balance what is in her heart.
I also really enjoyed the world building, it felt like i could step into Natylia world and be there. The mythology behind the story of the keys is great and definetly left me wanting to know more. I really like Tyffany’s writing style, it flows and draws you into the story until you can’t stop reading. It feels to me that she has been writing for a while and doesn’t feel like a debut novel.
There is some foreshadowing for book 2 as well and I really hope that it comes soon (no pressure, I know it takes time and love and no social life) but I just really enjoyed it and cannot wait for the next one.
There is also romance as well as magic with the romance being a slow burner, it’s really just the right amount. And it doesn’t go the way you think it does either.
I really can’t say enough nice things about this book. For me it contained just the right amount of magic, romance, friendship and fantasy that sucks me straight into a novel and I don’t want to put it down. This is a 4.5 star read for me and I am lookong forward to whatever Tyffany does next.
Let me know what you think and if this is something you would like to read.*
*These views are my own, I just really loved the book.