The Sorceress and the Moving Mirror is a fantasy read that takes place in the land of Aboridge where those known as commoners and the sorcerers in the land are on the verge of war. One of the King’s men was killed and now the king of the commoners is declaring war upon the sorcerers.
Tessa is the niece of the commoner King but she has known since she was little that she is also a sorcerer but she has kept that hidden from most for most of her life. When Tessa tells the wrong person what she is they in turn go to her father who asks the King to execute his own daughter for her sorcery. Tessa then finds herself on the run and caught up in the middle of the war.
The Sorceress and the Moving Mirror actually seems to be a prequel to another book by Daniel W. Koch, The Prince and the Thief. I didn’t know this when picking this one up and while I thought the author did an OK job of world building in this one I also felt like maybe I’d know or have learned more about Aboridge if I had read the other book.
For me in the end this one turned out to be an alright fantasy read, plenty of action and adventure throughout and a decent pace. The book jumps right into things in the beginning which had me wondering whether I had missed something that came before in the previous book but I learned of Tessa and the other characters well enough. I did enjoy Tessa’s prospective a bit more and would find myself more interested when she told the tale.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley.