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(The War and Deceit Series – Book 2)
by Erin O’Kane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fantasy, Slow Burn RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
This unique Fantasy Reverse Harem Romance takes a huge step forward in Book 2, fully defining the characters and moving beyond the walls of the castle. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
I have been given many names.
I’ve gone from a slave with only a number to identify me, to a Lady, a friend, and most recently… a saviour.
They think I am soft, not a threat.
However, they’ve awoken a part of me I didn’t know existed, and I’m keen to repay them for the years of cruelty they gave me.
Soon, they will call me by a different name.
Clarissa and Vaeril managed to escape the massacre at the castle, but the fight is only just the beginning.
The tainted priests and the cruel King have plans for the Kingdom of Arhaven.
Clarissa has a decision to make.
Stay and risk her life, or flee with her enemy.
Either way, she is sure to stoke the fires of treason.
This book is a Reverse Harem Romance, intended for readers 18+. There are some scenes that younger readers may find upsetting.
Thoughts on Fires of Treason
I understood the events in this book much more than I did in Book 1 – perhaps that is because book 1 served as the foundational view of this world, but Book 2 seems to be where the story REALLY starts.
And start is does. The action picks up, the mystery deepens, and trauma smacks out of nowhere. Things FINALLY start getting talked about, a little history is revealed and the whys start to make a bit more sense. Our favorite slave, 625, whose name changes depending on who is talking to her, discovers more about herself, and the things she wants.
It’s a great step forward, but fair warning, this is a steep slow-burn. We almost get a touch at the end, but eh.. nope. It works well with the plot though, allowing them all the time grow and develop as characters we can grow to love.
First Person, Single POV
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Fires of Treason
A good continuation on a unique Fantasy tale, one that grows a touch more complicated while revealing the truths in small doses – and the occasional galvanized adventure. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published June 20th, 2020
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