I know many things. What I am capable of, what I will change, what I want to become. But there is one thing I will never know.
Being the Tatuma of our world, the next to rule, should have given me a privileged life. One full of friends, love and happiness. If my mother did not hate me, I probably would have had that. Instead, she has kept me veiled from birth, turning the possibility of this distant dream into a living nightmare.
Shunned by the court, abused from childhood, I am trapped within this material barrier and will never know my own face. Only two friends and a determination to become Tatum keep me sane.
I am unaware everything in my life is about to change when the peace delegate arrives from the savage world of Glacium. Hidden agendas, past secrets and my struggle to stay alive–while still becoming the person I want to be–careen wildly out of control.
This was a fun book for me. I enjoyed the author's writing style and how she wove the world, plot and characters together. I liked the personalities of the main character Olena and was extremely grateful to the author for not making her yet another weak female lead who was a victim. Instead we get a fierce and determined, if only a bit naive, strong female character in a well thought out fantasy novel, with a strong storyline and well developed plot twists.
My only true disappointment was in the length of the book. It really only seemed like half a book. Indeed, I was warned it had a cliffhanger ending, but I found it to be more like the ending of a chapter directly in the middle of the book.
I will be continuing on in this series with the second book out later this May.