Snow Like Ashes - Sara Raasch

"I grin at his exasperation, but my smile is short lived as the dull edge of his practice sword swipes under my knees."
Miera is a Winterian refugee orphan raised by the general, Sir. She is training to be a warrior alongside her friend and future king, Mather. When she discovers the ancient locket that could restore the magic of the kingdom, she finds herself in a world of evil and danger, and eventually realizes that her destiny has never been her own.
This is the first in a series and my first read by Sara Raasch. It was an interesting page turner that left me excited for the next book in the series, Ice Like Fire.
I would recommend this read to anyone interested in the adventure of life in finding their own destiny.