Book Review: The High Mountain Court by A.K. Mulford
I am friends with A.K. Mulford on TikTok. I kept seeing rave reviews for The High Mountain Court, so I decided to check it out!
I have to say, this was probably one of the best indie books I've read. From the start, you get sucked into Remy's world. You learn early on that she's been in hiding most of her life because of her magic: she's a red witch. Red witches are persecuted, known to be uncontrollable, and are typically dangerous.
When a fae prince from a neighboring kingdom seeks her aid, the stakes are upped because they are fighting against a common enemy: the man who slaughtered Remy's entire family.
While some of this felt reminiscent of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, I actually felt like Mulford did a better job of this story. The romance between Remy and Hale felt a little pushed at first, but once we were hooked, we. were. hooked. There was a slight appearance of my favorite "just one bed" trope, but even better was the fake dating scene where Hale basically treated Remy like she was his plaything. It was masterfully done.
Woven in between the spice is a scavenger hunt for mystical items that only Remy's bloodline
All in all, this was my kind of story. I like to read books with spice, not necessarily spicy books. The second novel in this series is already out, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!