Today I am reviewing The Bone Road by Mary Holland.
Blurb: A divvy, a dying woman, and a promise
Rhona has the divvy gift; with only a touch she knows if a baby will be fertile or will be a sterile Shun, destined to be killed or outcast. The people of the Deom depend on the divvys for survival, but it is a hard and brutal gift. As long as Rhona’s mother was alive, Rhona had followed the old ways, but now her mother is dead and Rhona is free to live her own life. She has one last obligation to fulfill: honor her mother’s dying wish to find a woman named Selina and offer her help.
Rhona has no idea who Selina is, but the best way to find anyone on Deo is to travel the Bone Road, the trade highway paved with the remains of their ancestors. And follow it Rhona does, accompanied by her young son Jak, straight into a twisted conspiracy of vengeance, death, rebirth, and the mystery of the Riders, men who never die and are bent on closing the Bone Road forever.
My Review: I have only two regrets with this book. One that I allowed it to languish on my TBR pile for so long and two that it’s done. I honestly can’t remember when I have enjoyed getting immersed in such a strange world. The plot is intricate and beautifully woven. If it had any editing errors I must have been so engrossed I missed them. It wrapped up great at the end and didn’t leave the reader dangling. I highly recommend it to anyone. I give this 5 stars.