In the future, the world is at war.
the last decade, King Lazuli of the Eastern Empire has systematically
taken over the world. No one knows much about him other than a series of
impossible facts: he cannot die, he has not aged since the conflict
began, and he wants to rule the world.
All Serenity Freeman has
known is bloodshed. War has taken away her mother, her home, her safety.
As the future emissary of the Western United Nations, the last
autonomous region of the globe, she is responsible for forging alliances
where she can.
Surrender is on the horizon. The king can taste
it; Serenity feels it deep within her bones. There is no other option.
Now the two must come face to face. For Serenity, that means confronting
the man who’s taken everything from her. For the king, it means meeting
the one woman he can’t conquer. But when they meet, something happens.
Cruelty finds redemption.
Only in war, everything comes with a price. Especially love. @ goodreads
OMG! I loved this book! It is so full of action, suspense, love, hate, and so much more.
Lazuli rules the Eastern Empire and he has been waging war with the
Western United Nation (WUN) for almost 15 years. Serenity Freeman is on
the WUN side of the war and she is a soldier. Her part of the country is
dying from starvation, cancer from radiation poisoning, not to mention
just the war itself.
Serenity's father is an emissary for the
WUN and she is an apprentice. He taught her from a young age to use and
gun and how to fight. She had her first kill at twelve years old when
she killed not one, but 4 men who were going to rape her. Sounds like a
good kill to me! Her mother was killed when she was younger when the
King dropped a bomb near their house. She wants nothing more than to see
the King dead.
There is something strange about the King, you
see pictures of him being shot and seemingly dead but he never is, I
wonder what it could be :)
The WUN decide to try a peace treaty
with the King because they are not going to survive any other way. They
send Serenity and her father in as negotiators, they both dread this as
none have ever come back alive. They pretty Serenity up in dresses and
make up, to her dismay, to try to win the King over. They never in a
million years believed it would work, but it does. The King is smitten
right away with Serenity, he falls in love with her and can't believe
it. She cusses him out at every opportunity, telling him what scum he is
and has hit him a few times. This would have resulted in anyone else
death but the King can't bring himself to hurt her, he sees a lot of
himself in her.
Some bad things go down, some really bad things,
but she ends up being married to the King and finds herself falling in
love with him. She traded herself for her countries life. He gives her
all the demands on helping her people that she makes.
There is just one big problem, Serenity is dying. Can the King save her with his technology? You have to read to find out.
have to say this book just rocks. It never stops, not once. I could
hardly put it down. The way Serenity is so tough and giving the King a
run for his money is classic! I love it!
THEN ENDING! TALK ABOUT A CLIFFHANGER! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SECOND BOOK IN 2016!