I was a simple farm girl living in the magical land, Alyria, where men ruled and women only existed.
Call me sheltered. Call me naive. I was probably both. I never expected to be the key to Alyria’s destruction.
The journey I was on wasn’t only one to save me. But one where I had a lot of learning to do. With men. With magic. And with myself.
But I wasn’t alone. I had an escort. One I wasn’t so sure about. But one I couldn’t afford to lose and one I wasn’t so sure I could even leave.
I had many hopes. But the most important one was that my name wouldn’t become my fate.
WARNING: This novel contains blood, violence, profanity, and some sexual content.
It does end on a cliffhanger.
** I volunteered to read an advance reviewer copy of this book. **
I enjoyed this story on so many levels. The fantasy, the magic, the non-romance romance. Good Lord, the romance. Aware that knowing the attraction is deadly and yet the sexual tension and lust and overall yearning was my undoing. I got so engrossed in the story I released a verbal grunt of frustration when I realized I was at the end. (And I usually dislike cliffhangers as “endings” but there is so much more that needs to be discovered in this story that I was oddly at peace with the ending. – After the exclamatory groan that is. I fear my reaction had much to do with being so harshly thrown back into reality as the world I left behind was so entertaining.) I am excited to read more about the journey and prophecy and the “what happens next” when I dive back into this world with the next in the collection. Because there is no doubt I plan to read the rest of this series.
My rating: Midleton