Keep her inside. Keep her alive.
Blake Suttone has a stomach full of grief and no food. A decade of famine has taken its toll on the splintered kingdom, but it is the merchants who suffer most. A wall stands between the hungry and the food, and the kingdom's defenders stand guard atop it. Desperate times lead to desperate acts, and Blake will do whatever is necessary to ensure her family survives. But a growing attachment to a certain commander was never part of the plan. Now the man protecting the walls seems determined to guard her too.
Commander Harlan Wright was raised on a diet of training and discipline. His mind is calloused and his heart closed. These are not faults in a defender but assets. Harlan's path is clear, until he meets a merchant girl who pulls him in a dangerous new direction. Blake might be a fighter, but she is fighting a losing battle. As the walls continue to go up, Harlan must choose between head and heart, duty and love.
This is the first book in the medieval dystopian series Kingdom of Walls. If you enjoy high-emotion romance with plenty of action, then this dark star-crossed lovers tale is for you.
I absolutely love Blake and Harlan’s story. Tanya is an amazing writer that creates beautiful relationships between couples, friends, and family. You will not be able to put this book down once you have started to read it.
A heart wrenching story of loyalty and forbidden love.
You fall in love right away with the characters Tanya created in this story. Each one is so individual and takes hold of a little piece of your heart. Beautifully written and keeps you anticipating each new page. Loved it so much. I can’t wait for the next book to come out in this series.
You won’t want to put it down!
5/5 stars is not enough to express my total and complete adoration of this book. As a first time reader of Tanya Bird’s, I can assure you, I will be back for more. This story was real and raw. Something I admire. It was harsh, yet so beautifully written.
I guarantee you will fall in love with Commander Harlan Wright. He’s strong and fierce, all assets when it comes to guarding the wall and his newfound love.
Blake Suttone, the heroine we all NEED. Strong, determined, convicted, skilled, and witty. She constantly sacrifices her needs for those that she loves.
Starvation and famine plague the borough, but Tanya’s exceptionally well written story will having you scarfing the pages down and going back for more.
Honestly, I didn’t stop reading it until I finished, which happened to be at 2:02 AM. Needless to say, I went to work extremely tired, but with no regret at all. It is definitely worth the read, I guarantee you won’t want to put it down.