For Kerelle Evandra, her psionic powers have always meant three things: mandatory service to a multigalactic corporation, a luxurious lifestyle as a prized asset, and an electronic collar that will kill her if she steps out of line. As a powerful telekinetic, she’s spent the last ten years of her life in the corporate military, fighting anyone and anywhere the company demands. While she might resent her gilded cage – and obedience to her corporate masters’ cold directives – everyone knows that escape is impossible. And defiance risks not just her own life, but also the life of the person closest to her: Galhen Ambrel, her lover and fellow bound psionic.
But when Galhen’s service contract is suddenly sold to a distant oligarch, Kerelle learns that obedience was not the guarantee of safety she once thought – and that escape may not be as inconceivable as she was taught to believe. When a mission brings her into contact with an unexpected ally, she must decide how far she can go, and how much she’s willing to risk for freedom.
An unexpected turn of events. I went in thinking it was ONLY going to be a romance, maybe, but it was a whole lot more than that. There is a mix of politics with a social class system. People with powers used for different things in the military. People die. It was a lot darker than what I thought it was going to be. This is not a bad thing, since everyone loves an action packed Sci-Fi.
The characters are great. I had a little bit of a hard time trying to picture the world but I think it was more of a “me” thing than the actual book being the problem. A lot of things going on in my head all at once made it hard to concentrate in the first half of the book. I do enjoy when a lot of things are going on all at once. I don’t mind a little death here and there, so those elements didn’t really bother me at all. I really think that a lot of you will enjoy it.
This action packed Sci-fi with a splash of romance is a great read If you’re looking for a mix of grim with a bloop of glitter. I highly recommend it. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance on winning a paperback copy of the book. It Is also on sale till 8/24/22!
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About the Author:
Lena Alison Knight grew up reading space opera and high fantasy, and started writing her own as soon as she could hold a crayon steady. She lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area, and when not writing she can be found taking brisk walks, haunting local coffee shops, or sprawled on the couch playing video games. Find her online at lenaalisonknight.com