StoryGraph Saturday: The Obsidian Tower

StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to both remind myself that it’s there and to show it to you in case you might find it interesting, too.


The Obsidian Tower (Rooks and Ruin #1)
by Melissa Caruso
Fantasy
448 pages

From The StoryGraph:

The mage-marked granddaughter of a ruler of Vaskandar, Ryx was destined for power and prestige at the top of Vaskandran society. But her magic is broken; all she can do is uncontrollably drain the life from everything she touches, and Vaskandar has no place for a mage with unusable powers.

Then, one night, two terrible accidents befall her: Ryx accidentally kills a visiting dignitary in self-defense, activating a mysterious magical artifact sealed in an ancient tower in the heart of her family’s castle.

Ryx flees, seeking a solution to her deadly magic. She falls in with a group of unlikely magical experts investigating the disturbance in Vaskandar—and Ryx realizes that her family is in danger and her domain is at stake. She and her new colleagues must return to the family stronghold to take control of the artifact that everyone wants to claim—before it destroys the world.


I think I found this book while browsing through the fantasy section at my local Barnes and Noble store. It looked interesting, so I added it to my TBR. I have no idea when I will get to it, though, as I have several series I want to get through before I go and start reading more.

2 thoughts on “StoryGraph Saturday: The Obsidian Tower

  1. It does sound like it has potential, but like you it’ll be a while before I consider trying it. As it is I’m still picking up new series before finishing those I’ve already started. 🙂 Self-control is a bit lacking when it comes to books.

  2. I hear you! I’ve been quite strict with myself these last couple of months to not start a bunch of new series while I finish up old ones. I’m hoping to finish up another two this month and get caught up with another, but we’ll see how it goes. There are just too many books out there that sound so good.

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