She never asked for the undying loyalty of a necromancer.
1913. Austria-Hungary. Ardis knows better than to save a man on the battlefield. Even if he manages to be a charming bastard while bleeding out in the snow. She hasn’t survived this long as a mercenary without some common sense.
When she rescues Wendel, it isn’t because he’s devilishly handsome, but because he’s a necromancer. His touch can revive the dead, and Ardis worries he will return from the grave to hunt her down. Besides, a necromancer can be useful in this world on the brink of war.
A gentleman of questionable morals, Wendel drops to one knee and pledges his undying loyalty to Ardis. She resists falling for him, no matter how hot the tension smolders between them. Especially when she discovers Wendel’s scars run much deeper than his skin, and it might be too late to truly save him from himself.
Wow! This is such a cool book. So diesel punk is steam punk but with diesel. It's done so fantastically well here. Oh and not just the writing is awesome. The plot, the characters, the romance, the magic... Wait that's all the writing too hahaha ok fine it's all awesome!
Ardis is a complete captivating main character. She is full of guys, bravery, a little sarcasm on the side, and complete kick ass female hero!! She's always been looked at differently for having mixed heritage. And yet she uses that for her being an assassin. Well, she has a different job title but still. And she works her butt of for it. And even when it's tough she gets back up and fights back. I loved her. And when she meets Wendel, a necromancer, she's supposed to be disgusted, instead she is attracted. And boy does her attraction take her to a whole nuther level of adventure. Twists and turns from everyone, secrets revealed, a twist at the end that blew my mind.
The characters were so well written. Wendel, Konstantine, even Natalya, they were all thought out. The world building is absolutely amazing and I can't wait to see what's going to happen in book two. Yes, pretty please hurry along book two!! :) 5 PAWS!!