Have you ever felt drawn to a book just because of its cover? That’s what happened to me with this one. Of course, I also now Julia Ember can really spin a tale, so now I’m dying to get my hands on a paperback copy of this book. Let’s see how many of you feel the same way, shall we?
Sixteen-year-old Tashi has spent their life training as an inhabiter, a soldier who spies and kills using a bonded animal. When the capital falls after a brutal siege, Tashi flees to a remote monastery to hide. But when the invading army turns the monastery into a hospital, Tashi catches the eye of Xian, the regiment’s fearless young commander.
Tashi spies on Xian’s every move. In front of his men, Xian seems dangerous, even sadistic, but Tashi sees a more vulnerable side of the enemy commander – a side that draws them to Xian.
When their spying reveals that everything the inhabiter’s academy taught was a lie, Tashi faces a choice: save their country or the boy they’ve started to love? But while Tashi grapples with the decision, their volatile bonded tiger doesn’t question her allegiances. Katala slaughters Xian’s soldiers, leading the enemy to hunt her. But an inhabiter’s bond to their animal is for life – when Katala dies, so will Tashi.
PUBLISHER: HARMONY INK PRESS
COVER ARTIST: MEGHAN MOSS
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 2017
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Julia has prepared a Quiz for all of us to take. Want to know who’s your bondmate? Find out and let us know in the comments!
Julia’s bondmate is the Doe, the same as Laura’s and Annie’s too.
About the author:
A world traveller since childhood, Julia has now visited over 60 countries. Her travels inspire the fictional worlds she writes about and she populates those worlds with magic and monsters.