Taj lives in Kos. A reign where those who are like him are mistreated, although they’re the ones who keep the royal family pure by eating all their sins. They are called “aki” or sin-eaters.
Each sin or “inisisa” is summoned by a mage taking the shape of some beast. When the sin is eaten, a tatoo appears in the aki’s body and with the time it dissapears. Taj has a lot of tatoos and they never dissapear. He’s the best aki and he’s called “Fist of Heaven”.
After devouring a King Kolade’s sin wich had taken a dragon form, Taj will find himself involved in conspiracies and he’ll have to choose a side.
I think this novel is a good beginning for an original series. It could be a great story.
Taj isn’t one of my favorites characters but that could change after reading more of the story. I hope the “arashi” appear more and that Taj learn to use his power to help his people. It’s good to know that Aliya and Arzu are on his side.
I liked Princess Karima’s idea that everyone should carry their own sins and guilt. The poor aki carried and felt all the guilt besides that they were mistreated. That was totally unfair. The royal family was hypocrite, they were considered the most pure but they were big sinners.
The fact that books were considered prohibited goods and that knowledge wasn’t for everyone was interesting. It reminded me the obscurantism.
I recommend this book and I’ll read the sequel.