If you’re looking for a Fantasy read, you shouldn’t go past The Year-god’s Daughter (The Child of Erinyes).
Rebecca Lochlann weaves a magical tale with believable characters.
From the moment when Princess Aridala dances with the bull, (yes, a real, live, snorting bull) I was hooked.
I could tell you about the two half-brothers of a King in another land or about the Queen or the seer, healer or even Io, the asp, and more but I won’t. (Did you see how I threw Io, the asp, in to let you know there’s more to the story than human characters and places?) However, I believe telling too much of a story makes it lose it’s magic for the listener. You’ll have to read it to find out what happens to Aridala and if she finds her true place and love in the world.
Although I can say this, I’m always surprised to find I judge characters too quickly.