Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king's servitude.
Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.
Sepora's gift could save Tarik's kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs? @goodreads
First off I have to say the cover of this book is beautiful! It's what pulled me in right away. Although, Sepora and others in the book paint their skin whenever something special is going on, she does have beautiful silver eyes. And the reason for this is because she is a Forger of Spectorium.
Spectorium is a beautiful, silvery substance that can be used to make many things and in reading the book, to help with plagues. But, there is also evilness that can be used with it and since Sepora's father, the King of Serubel wants to do evil, she runs away to try to hide in one of their nemesis city of Theoria.
The new king of Theoria, Tarik, ends up getting Sepora in his harem. He doesn't have anything to do with them but he takes an interest in Sepora. She doesn't tell him who she is until the bitter end and I was so happy that it finally came out.
There are a lot of things going on in this book that I haven't mentioned and I'm not going to mention, you can read them for yourself. Like the fish like people in the river called, Parani, they are really cool. Well, they eat people but it's all good, you will see =)
The outcome of the book seems like it may bring peace once and for all to the two kingdoms, BUT, you know that is never the case. I look forward to what is going to happen in the next book!
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