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on g 255 I kept thinking He s bluffing There s no way And then yep he sure went aheadpg 255 I kept thinking He s bluffing There s no way And then yep he sure went ahead did it It surprised the heck out of me and I loved that Really I would give the book five stars for that scene alone But also the world is detailed and uniue The lot twists are unpredictable and the mc s are engaging with very real obstacles keeping them "Apart Looking Forward To "Looking forward to next book in this series I
Should Start By Saying I Ve Never Read A Bookstart by saying I ve never read a book Nicole Luiken before but I hope this won t be my last as in I really hope there s a seuel to this book and soonSara the heroine is a ampered rich girl sent on a Global Corporations in Global Governance political mission for her father andeople along with the story s hero Lance who dislikes Sara s culture Their individual growth throughout the story is matched only by their growth as a couple and they truly seem to belong together by the end despite their differences What makes this book really great is its world building I suspect the author drew from history Angels in Harmony perhaps Roman times but she gave it a uniue spin and created her own world that totally drew me into the story What makes this book excellent are the twists and surprises within the story along the way I m still surprised by some things and was left wanting because the story was so compelling Looking forward to the seuel because I will be crushed if there isn t one WowSarathena has been raised with moneyower owning slaves Left to her own devices she runs wild When she is 16 her family loses all their money and her father uses her for her beauty to gain a Sketchy Behavior powerful standing in the Republic Sara is sent off to Slaveland aka Kandrith as a child ofeace Each land sending their own child as an ambassador to the other country to maintain a Autumn Brides peacefulact Her father also gives her the important job of finding out about the magic of Slaveland She travels with a man. Sarathena Remillus daughter of the newly elected Primus of the Republic of Temboria has been given a mission discover the secret of slave magic Anxious to escape the corruption and treachery of the capital Sara welcomes the chance to finally ro. From Kandrith also Lance who is a healer All is not as it seems Sara finds out She considers her slave her friend finds out that being nice to your slaves does not make it right to own them She learns the true meaning of friendship true love genuine sacrafice This is a journey book Both Lance and Sara are constantly moving There is a war devils gods and godesses that need to be Sticky Church pleased Lance Sara fall in love going against eachothers countries There is so much to this book but major things happen that are meant to be surprises Some are some you can see coming It is full of the kind of action that never stops making it impossible to find a goodlace to set it down At first by the synopsis I expected a cheesy romance but this was much deeper than the cover synopsis describe This book read to me like it was set in the roman times but some things Forbidden Love Unchained placed it later The only reasons I gave it a 4 and not a 5 star rating was because there was no real description of the characters I had to make them up totally in my head the world building made up words were confusing in the beginning having so many it was a little slow for me to figure out remember who was who I found most elements of this story really engaging and unusual And unusual is something I generally appreciate I like being surprised and shown stuff I haven t seen a dozen times before in fantasy novels But then on the other hand some of the events in thelot made even me raise incredulous eyebrows There were a couple of instances where I wished the author had taken a different route and not gone to some of the laces she did And this lowered my
Rating Down To 3 Stars From Thedown to 3 stars from the I thought I was going to give it most of the way through the bookI loved the concept of the way magic works in Luiken s world It s uite a big art of the lot that one of our main characters has to uncover for herself so I m not going to Ve herself far away in Kandrith the tiny nation of former slavesAccompanying her on the journey is Lance a Kandrithan to whom Sara owes her life Lance despises the nobility and is determined to resist his desire for Sara despite her attempts to. ,
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magic and whoand who access itI was slightly surprised at how revalent the "ROMANCE ANGLE WAS IN THIS BOOK "angle was in this book I almost felt like I was reading a historical romance The highly rejudiced class that is in lace made me feel it too The term nobles or of noble birth often being applied in such novels However what they don t have at the other end of the scale that this world does have is slaves I thought this was handled relatively well and Luiken showed the different ways Run for Your Life (Michael Bennett, people can look at the same issue Even within the nobles themselves Our main character Sara for example as a noble born has almost convinced herself that they are merely maids or servants I m sure this isartly down to seeing only what you want to see and Alice-Miranda at Camp partly because she does treat hers with the respect a valued member of staff would receive But it uickly becomes evident she is in the minority in her way of thinkingLance the other lead character and a former slave naturally has a very different take on the issue and has seen first hand what other slave masters are like He hasrejudices of his own to overcome however It s a journey for both of them in ways that oneEven with the strong and often touching love story that was threaded through this book I would not call it a romance book Don t expect to find any riding off into the sunset happy endings in this instalment This is The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science) (English Edition) part one of a duology so the story here finishes only half toldA solid 3 Stars Review Copy Received from theublisher for an honest review This is an interesting fantasy novel I liked some elements the author used but overall it wasn t as well structured as I imagined The interesting elements felt an add on and not the key The Association of Small Bombs points which I think would have suited the book In my opinion the focus wasn t on the best features to make this a richer and romantic stor. Entice him into divulging the secret of his magicSoon their travels become fraught witheril and Sara discovers she's fallen victim to the ultimate betrayal To end a war between two nations she will have to make the ultimate sacrifice134000 wor.