When slavers steal Juhan and his twin sister Chosi from their home planet of psychics, their only comfort is in the fact that they’re together. When they are separated at auction, Juhan swears to find his sister, no matter the cost.
Juhan is bought by the spoiled daughter of a political scion. Caught in her glittering world of intrigue and politics, Juhan is startled to find Sadi playing a long game to change intergalactic politics and Juhan is merely a pawn in her game. But as his vow and Sadi's lies takes them across galaxies, he begins to wonder if his young owner is more than an arrogant rich girl. And he has to consider the cost of his promise—especially when people they both care for begin to die.
A galaxy away, Chosi is sold into blood sport. With her psychic ability, she earns a precarious position of value within the gladiator school, training the draken—wild creatures of smoke and fire—for the arena. In the midst of that hell, she forges a friendship with the slave Jemes and the draken she cares for. But when her defiance comes with devastating results, Chosi contemplates suicide as an escape from her chains. Yet, she can't forget the brother who promised to find her, and even as she welcomes the risk of death, she clings to that promise.
Spun across space and exotic worlds, Juhan and Chosi try to find each other, and home in a stunning story about the lengths love will take you.
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So, wow. I was not expecting so much dark, gritty, heartbreak. And who knew that people could fall in love with their captives. I won't lie, this is not your light and easy read. This is serious, completely heartwrenching. You see, if you were stolen, tortured, sold into slavery, across space, you wouldn't get a happy day either. I mean, I LOVED this story, and I can say this is a phenomenally written, fantastic story. And I'm a little devastated with that little cliff hanger. Goodness, I am dying to know what's going to happen after that epic ending.
So we start with the twins. They are happy, carefree, life loving siblings. And then Chosi and Juhan, yes I called them nick names, are Taken. This happens to their people. They are stolen from their home planet, taken into slavery, sold, to different owners. I thought this was going to be the horrible part. I mean it is. It's a terrible thing to live through. But it's not the worst. You see, on one end, Chosi is beaten and tortured into a kind of submission. She lives in a horrible world where everyone my fight to survive as well as follow the rules of some horrible people. I mean, seriously, I wanted to kill a whole lot of people on her end. But then she finds friends and love and a caring team. Oh she's not out of the woods, because even in the end, she's still in chains, they just aren't visable. I loved her fight. I loved her rebellious nature. She is going to survive, no matter what she has to endure.
The other end has Juhan. He has the more posh life of slavery. He's the consort of a politician's daughter. He gets fancy clothes. But he also gets his fair share of torture. Some physical, but a lot mental and emotional. I won't lie, he gets the lighter side of the book. But he's the one who will have the dark side come the next book after everything that happened in the end. He's the more submissive calmer sibling. It's different, as twins are usually yin and yang. He completes Chosi. It's a wonderful bond they have together.
This is a story that will grab you from the beginning. It will keep you on your seat. It won't let go. It will break you a little and have you in tears. Then it's going to drop your jaw and have you praying for the next book to hurry itself up. I mean, I about lost it with this book. I have read some dark things, but this one, had me so emotionally involved. I am astounded at how well the author conveyed what she needed to get across. I can't tell you things other than you should read this book. And dragons. I freaking love dragons. And awesome sauce. And I can't believe I have to wait. I need book two LIKE NOW!! GIMME!!!!!! 5 DRAGONS PAWS!!
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