A review by leahta11
Redemptor, by Jordan Ifueko


4.5 stars
Raybearer was one of my favorite reads in 2020 and I was chomping at the bit for Redemptor. This book picks up right where Raybearer left off as Tarisai is tasked with uniting the empire and righting the wrongs of prior generations. She struggles with the realities of that task, how she can accomplish her goal to bring justices for all of the widespread oppression, and just generally how to be a good person, leader, and empress.

"Your life should not be a means to an end. No human being should be reduced to a function. The day we do that - it's the beginning of the end."

I absolutely love this world and Jordan Ifueko continues to deliver fantastic and beautiful world building. It did take me a little bit to get back into the story. This was probably due to the fact that I didn't refresh myself on the exact plot details of Raybearer. I feel like this duology would be best consumed back-to-back and I fully plan on doing so on the re-read.

Highly recommend this series.