Forget prophecy. Make your own destiny.Sheltered from the outside world with no hope for escape, slave girl Reychel dreads her fifteenth birthday – when her master’s symbol is burned on the back of her bald scalp. Her best friend disappears the night before, leaving her to face the branding ceremony alone. She soon discovers nothing is as it seems when people desperate for freedom beg for Reychel’s help.Can Reychel learn to believe in herself?
Welcome to the world of Anathema
The Haves and the Have-Nots…
Reychel – The slave girl that has something about her, something special.
When we meet Reychel, she’s just lost her best friend in the world, the slave she’s spent all her days with in the castle of the Malborn lord they both serve. Lost and alone, she’s summoned to the lord’s private rooms where she weaves stories so vivid they frighten the most powerful man in the land. As the story continues, we learn that Reychel has more power in her than she’s ever suspected and a destiny that refuses to be denied. I loved her sweetness. I love her humilty. And I love her ability to give of herself. Reychel’s the kind of girl everyone wants to have as a friend and she’s the kind of heroine that will leave you rooting for her to the end.
Kandek – The Malborn overlord.
I wanted to hate him from the start. I mean he lives off slaves for goodness sake! But there’s something around the edges of this character that drew me in, had me wondering about him. I may not ever love him and his oppressive ways, but I definitely would like to learn more about Kandek.
Grey and Mark – Two love interests for the price of one!
Both gorgeous and sweet and devoted to Reychel, but with vastly different personalities, both guys are definitely crush worth! And even though this story really isn’t about the romance, I’ll admit, I enjoyed the parts that were!
Ivy and Ella – Two close friends…
Well, really only one of them is Reychel’s friend. The other is…kind of a bitch on wheels, but both help move the story along in just the right ways, and when you find out which of them has betrayed Reychel…well, let’s just say I both loved and hated her!!
And then there’s the magic…
All good things must come to an end.
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