Published:October 8th 2020
Publisher: Andrhars publications
My Rating: 1.5 stars
Kilco Escamilla is bored of the humdrum life she leads, and it’s all thanks to the incident that shall not be named which still sends her tough as nails mother, Doctor Kira, running for refuge with a bottle of whiskey at the merest mention.
When her mother receives a request to become the royal physician in the neighbouring Kingdom’s war camp at the base of the Armoury, a colossal tree in which all of Ascot’s races gather to determine their shared fate, Kilco is desperate for her mother to let her tag along.
Once there, Kilco soon finds more adventure than she bargained for when an injured patient is brought to the infirmary. Kilco has to stay in quarantine with Ilya, a red-eyed assassin eternally indebted to Ascot’s Royal family, and the two soon become fast friends. Their relationship begins to change as Ilya heals and is preparing to leave the infirmary. Kilco is approached by a stranger who offers her a way to keep Ilya by her side forever. An offer that will turn their lives upside down forever.
I found this book to have little to no word building. The story lacked structure and was difficult to follow. The author never really gave much info and I found myself not caring what happened to the characters.
The book I was expecting from the synopsis is not the one I got. This book is in serious need of some editing. There were words misplaced, spelling errors and the story jumped around a lot. I felt like there was no clear separation of scenes and at times I felt like I had missed out on large chunks of story as the story jumped ahead without explanation.
I will definitely not be following up with this series as I found it dull, poorly executed and uninspired. On a positive note I found the cover to be beautiful.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.