The Name-Bearer (Flowers of Prophecy #1) by Natalia Hernandez
For her entire life, the Name-Bearer’s sole purpose has been to receive and deliver the names of the future monarchy from the Flowers of Prophecy. But when the child is finally born and the Name-Bearer is sent to the Flowers, they refuse to name him. Instead they deliver a prophecy; another child was born who is more worthy of the Naming, and if they are found and brought before them it will usher in a reign of peace. Having failed in her duties the Name-Bearer is considered a traitor to the crown, and must hide among an elite sect of warrior women where she experiences friendship, found family, and love. Her training as a warrior helps prepare her to embark on her quest to find the Unnamed Prince, clear her name, and bring peace to her realm. A story of magia, warrior women, found family and love - and not accepting who you are told to be, but embracing who you are destined to become.
Adult • Diversity Representation/Own Voices BIPOC • Fantasy/Mythic, Retelling, and Folklore • Diversity Representation/LGBTQ+ • Fantasy/Epic and High
Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Characters: Roles are clear
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well
An incredible story filled with diversity and fresh worldbuilding that came from the heart, with lovable characters you are excited to root for. The ending clearly sets up for the next book and I suspect it's meant to be all one long story by the end.
Submitted by 📖 SKaeth on 2022-12-24T15:41:11Z