The Healers' Road

(The Balance Academy #1)

4 stars (1 review)

Agna had looked forward to her overseas assignment for the last four years. It was just a side project on the way to taking over her father’s art agency, of course, but she eagerly awaited the opportunity to use her education and prove that studying to be a magical healer had been worthwhile.

Keifon never wanted to leave home. His choice was bleak: ship himself overseas, or be shut out by the man he loved. But he followed the gods’ will. He only wanted to spend some time alone, make himself useful to the foreigners as a medic, and make up for the things he’d done.

Two strangers, two years, one mission: Travel the back roads of an unfamiliar country and heal those who need to be healed. Including, perhaps, themselves.

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The Healers' Road

4 stars

The Healers' Road isn't my usual type of book (although you might think differently if you witnessed the T. Kingfisher bibliography pour through my timeline), but I enjoyed it very much.

It's very much a book about interpersonal relationships, decorated in a vaguely fantastic setting, and the author wonderfully illustrated concepts like how uncommunicated assumptions can poison your interactions with someone, or how hiding things we're afraid of or embarrassed by often lead to us suffering more.

I'm looking forward to the second part, although I think I'll need to cleanse my palate with something faster-paced first.