If you know my love for From Blood and Ash it’s no surprise to hear that this is one of my favorite books of 2021.
Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort.
However, Sera’s real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasania—she’s not the well protected Maiden but an assassin with one mission—one target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love, become his weakness, and then…end him. If she fails, she dooms her kingdom to a slow demise at the hands of the Rot.
Sera has always known what she is. Chosen. Consort. Assassin. Weapon. A specter never fully formed yet drenched in blood. A monster. Until him. Until the Primal of Death’s unexpected words and deeds chase away the darkness gathering inside her. And his seductive touch ignites a passion she’s never allowed herself to feel and cannot feel for him. But Sera has never had a choice. Either way, her life is forfeit—it always has been, as she has been forever touched by Life and Death.
Honestly this spin off series was one I was afraid to start… nothing could even touch my love for Hawke….
Ooooh oooh ooooooh I was wrong.
Death take me.
“Were all kisses from a god as dangerously intoxicating as this one?”
ASITE gives us the back story on the history of FBAA, along with a new couple to ship.
JLA gets better and better and her ability to warp and build these worlds is incredible.
I also have learned I have a favorite trope. It’s “I can’t love you so I’ll just be in denial of my feelings” trope.
“You are trouble.”
I’m sorry to any and all books that follow this one. Let’s just call it a year and give out the award.
Read if you like:
-hades and Persephone
-fantasy and a series that builds with each book
-attraction so undeniable yet absolutely denied
-dragons, monsters, gods and more
-good boys that live in the shadows
My only complaint:
The more slang was a bit off putting for being so “ancient” of a story. So take that into consideration and then blow it off and enjoy the ride.
Characters- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (I love Sera and Ash SO MUCH)
Steam- OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH IIISSSSSSSSS SSPPPPIIIICCCYYYYYY 😝