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Summary

In this USA Today best-selling novel, a woman with power over fire and illusion and the enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful and deeply emotional romantic fantasy.

Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire's capital - her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village's tithe has been the same woman. Gilene's sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses.

But this year is different. 

Azarion, the Empire's most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion - and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery. Unknown to Gilene, he also wants to reclaim the birthright of his clan.

To protect her family and village, she will abandon everything to return to the Empire - and burn once more.

©2018 Grace Draven (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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I’m not usually a fan of this kind of historical-ish fantasy (I usually find it to be obvious & kind of cliche) but this was actually really fun & epic. The characters were interesting, the names weren’t impossible to remember, the world was original & well put together....all in all a good read.
I’ll be looking forward to the sequel 😊

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it was a very good story I would reccomdendations to all lovers of fantasy and magic.

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Really good

I’m not usually a fan of this kind of historical-ish fantasy (I usually find it to be obvious & kind of cliche) but this was actually really fun & epic. The characters were interesting, the names weren’t impossible to remember, the world was original & well put together....all in all a good read.
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listened the whole night till morning. could not stop a very good book. loved the hero and heroin