My favorite aspect of Candace Robinson’s books is that they’re so completely different from anything else out there. Every single one, and I’m pretty sure I’ve read them all. The Bone Valley is just as unique, beautiful, odd and unforgettable as the rest of her books and it’s a stand alone so win win!! Robinson has several series ranging from two to five in the set(s), and several stand alones as well, so if you’re interested in reading some of her work but can’t decide where to start then look no further!! The Bone Valley represents Robinson’s creativity is such a wonderfully well rounded way. I can’t speak highly enough about it!
The plot goes something like this. Anton is the oldest brother in his family with two sisters and a brother. Their parents each suffered tragic deaths so Anton and his oldest sister Yeva were forced to step up and take the roll of providers. Anton began to sell himself for coin at a young age and unfortunately won over the intimate attention of the wrong witch… and that’s putting it lightly!
Then you have Nahli, and I just love her to peices! Anton busts Nahli trying to steal herbs from Yeva’s booth in their village market place, so their introduction to one another was less then ideal. Nahli has a tragic past of her own involving an ex who did her very wrong and an escape from a certain form of betrothal/slavery. Nahli has been living on her own for some time, so theft is her only way of survival. One thing leads to another on both of their parts and they find themselves intertwined – in the afterworld!
This place is creative, creepy and lonely yet they still manage to find love as merely bones and dust. Anton doesn’t expect to bring Nahli’s skeleton to life when he puzzles together her frame from a pile of bones, but when it happens everything changes once again. Meanwhile, another witch who has managed to unintentionally have a major hand in the demise of both Anton and Nahli crosses paths with Pav, Anton’s little brother. Together they form a comradery and teem up to rescue Anton from the afterworld. What they find when they get there is far from expected and the climatic ending is phenomenal! All the loose ends are tied up nicely, and every character plays a beautiful part. As I said before, I highly recommend this book! A hundred percent, in every way, go get your copy right freaking now!
An unexpected and addictive NA Stand-Alone Fantasy Romance.
He’s a lover. She’s a thief. A magic like no other will bind them together.
After the death of his parents, Anton Bereza works hard to provide for his younger siblings. Love has never been in the cards for him, especially after desperation forces Anton to sell himself for coin. And he has no idea that, beneath the city of Kedaf, lies a place called the Bone Valley.
When Anton’s jealous client plots against him, he is cursed to spend eternity in a world where all that remains are broken bones. There, Anton meets Nahli Yan—a spirited woman who once tried to steal from him—and his cards begin to change. But as the spark between them ignites, so does their desire to escape. All that stands in their way is the deceitful Queen of the Dead, who is determined to wield her vicious magic to break Anton and Nahli apart. Forever.
Perfect for fans of Kingdom of the Wicked, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Daughter of Smoke & Bone. The Bone Valley is one delicious romantic fantasy filled with swoon, enemies to lovers, and unique magic that you won’t want to miss!
“Whimsical and fun, The Bone Valley is a unique and intriguing story with relatable characters, wrapped up in a perfect happily ever after.” – Casey L. Bond, Author of Gravebriar
“Reminiscent of a Grimms’ fairytale, The Bone Valley brims with imagination.” – Olivia Wildenstein, Author of Feather