Realm Breaker Book Review

Realm Breaker is the first book in a new series by Victoria Aveyard. I would like to thank Hachette Australia for the review copy.


A strange darkness grows in Allward.

Even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it, tucked away in her small town at the edge of the sea.

She soon discovers the truth: She is the last of an ancient lineage—and the last hope to save the world from destruction. But she won’t be alone. Even as darkness falls, she is joined by a band of unlikely companions:

A squire, forced to choose between home and honor.
An immortal, avenging a broken promise.
An assassin, exiled and bloodthirsty.
An ancient sorceress, whose riddles hide an eerie foresight.
A forger with a secret past.
A bounty hunter with a score to settle.

Together they stand against a vicious opponent, invincible and determined to burn all kingdoms to ash, and an army unlike anything the realm has ever witnessed.


I haven’t read Aveyard’s Red Queen series which I will definitely will be reading soon but I thoroughly enjoyed reading Realm Breaker.

The world is beautifully created and the characters are wonderfully thought out. 

There is POV changes every chapter, allowing you to follow different people throughout the book, seeing how everything is influenced and how each character plays a part in the overall story. If you aren’t one for multiple POVs, be aware that there is 6 POVs that you will be switching between.

The characters are all amazing but I really enjoyed following Corayne, the chosen one for saving everyone. I liked how she dreamed of doing more and accepting although unwilling at first to held save the realm. I did like all the characters though.

I loved the ending but I can’t wait for the next book to come out. 

Overall, I really enjoyed Realm Breaker and look forward to continuing this series as well as reading Red Queen.

4/5 stars

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