For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beigou, a mysterious faraway kingdom.
When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Feir's home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunges into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.
But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.
Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei's jagged mountain village to the valley of Beigou, where a startling truth and unlikely romance will change her life forever...
3/5 stars (liked it)
I was very much looking forward to a Richelle Mead book but this book was not as great as her other ones. Although it was a nice change to read a stand alone book instead of a series. This book is set in a very beautiful place, I very much imagines the beautiful mountain that Fei's village was set in. Also her treacherous climb down to save her village. Although the ending was very predictable.