Review by: Brennan Palm
Ninety-nine percent of the time when I open a fantasy/DnD type book I expect to see a ton of melodramatic dribble such as “By Grabthar’s Hammer I will slay you fowl dark beast!” Thankfully for my sanity I read no such thing in The Mirror Empire which stretches the absolute boundaries of fantasy novels. What do you mean you don’t think that’s true? Okay challenge accepted I will prove to you that this book is just insane. If somebody walked up to me and asked me to give them an accurate idea of what book this resembles, I couldn’t answer them, I would just stand there with my mouth agape thinking about a possible answer till they walked away and called my family to have me committed to an insane asylum.
Now that that’s over I’ll tell you a little about the story. We begin our story in a small village of blood witches who sleep in cocoons, with one of our main characters, a young girl blood witch named Lillia, and her mother among them. Don’t worry it gets weirder.
Then their village is attacked by people wearing red armor, with magical wooden swords transplanted in their wrists. Lillia’s mother opens a portal to another land and is killed. Lillia then ends up working at a temple in Dhai a country found by runaway slaves were everything is made of plants. A few years later the Dhai’s religious/political leader (who looks exactly like the woman who killed her mother but clearly isn’t) mysteriously dies then the real fun begins. Obviously I don’t want to give away too much of the endless plot twists so I’ll stop there and say that I really loved this book. I loved it so much I gave it all 5 stars. At this time, this book is available on kindle for only $1.99. I have no idea why it is only $1.99, but you should get it.