She’ll win back her freedom, even if she has to steal it.
Nimona Weston has a debt to pay. Her father’s dealings with the dark society known as the Trust cost Nim her freedom. There’s one way out of the contract on her life and that’s to bide her time and pay the tithes. But when the Trust assigns Nim to a task in the king’s own castle, her freedom is not the only thing she’ll risk.
Warrick Spenser has a secret. As king’s seneschal, he should be the last soul in Inara to risk association with dark magic, but long-hidden ties to the Trust are harder to shed than simply cutting the threads. When the Trust sends a thief to his rooms, Warrick thinks he’s finally found a way to be rid of them for good. But Nimona Weston is hiding secrets of her own.
Magical contracts, blood-debt accountants, and a deadly game. An epic fantasy with regency flair, an improper and slightly stabby heroine with a penchant for trouble, clean, slow burn romance, and a dark and twisty plot that pits magic against kings, love against power, and a gothic underworld against a kingdom desperate to survive. Perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and The Shadows Between Us.
Between the Ink and Shadows
Intriguing, well fleshed characters. Imaginative and creative plot lines.
The tension between characters kept up the intrigue however the book ended in an uncomfortable situation
Just not enough
Over all it was a good story. I liked the characters and the premise of the world the author created. It was not as exciting as it could have been the chemistry between Warrack and Nim was great at first but nothing really happened. I felt like I wanted more from the entire thing. The audience needed more magic and more spice and this just left me disappointed. The book was descriptive but gave the reader no emotional connection to its characters.