Book Review: Tess of the Road (Rachel Hartman)


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In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.

Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it’s a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl–a subspecies of dragon–who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she’s tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.


Normally I don’t read high fantasy books, because honestly, I’m not smart enough. With Tess of the Road… I don’t know what to say, It was beautiful, this book is a “must have” for everyone. I found myself feeling as desperate as Tess through her journey, I was rooting for her, and she didn’t disappoint.

Fair warning: read Seraphina before Tess, otherwise you gonna get spoiled as I did haha

I’m happy how It ended, but honesty I want more from Tess.

Buy it: Amazon – Wordery – BookDepository


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