Soul of the Crow
Jessaca Willis, author
Run. Hide if you must. But once the Reapers have your name, They always find you... Sinisa is one of them. For three years, she’s served the underrealm as one of their assassins, killing mortals and siphoning their souls with the aid of her crow familiar. She just needs to collect one more soul to ascend as a Shade, a coveted status of power that by far exceeds her current lowly rank. To mark the momentous occasion, the Councilspirits of the underrealm have chosen the Princess of Oakfall as her next kill. Easy enough. But when the Prince of Oakfall discovers his sister is in danger, he flees the palace with her. Sinisa is left with only two options: journey through the mortal realm to find and slay her mark, or face the consequences of returning to Veltuur empty-handed. It's no choice at all. She has come too far, and is too close to earning a life that will suck just a little less to let them escape. Besides, no one can outrun a Reaper. Or can they? Soul of the Crow is a dark high fantasy adventure with reapers/assassins, bandits, prophets, and enough death magic to keep the entire mortal realm quaking with fear. If you loved The Nevernight Chronicles, The Shadows Between Us, Reign of the Fallen, or books by Jenna Moreci and Laura Thalassa, you will devour this grim saga. Come. Walk through the forest of the underrealm, embrace your darkness, and claim your crow.