After fourteen years, Indigo Dupree returns to Tellowee, Georgia, to face the past she left behind. She's tried of running, tired of hiding, and wants nothing more than to help her mother through the final days of her pregnancy. What she doesn't want is to become romantically entangled, not even to the sinfully handsome Bobby Upton, whose kiss sent her fleeing a decade and a half before.
Bobby is the son of the Blade and a ruthless warrior in his own right. At sixteen, the age of manhood among the People, he tried to claim the woman he loved and failed, and spent the next decade hacking his way through Uncle Sam's enemies. Now a successful businessman, he's given the task of tracking down the People's enemies, including India Furia, the twin sister of his heart's only love.
Duty demands that Indigo atone for the sins of her sister by helping to bring her in. India has other ideas, ones that draw Indigo and Bobby into a deadly game involving the Prophecy of Light, forcing Indigo to choose between her duty and her heart. (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
I have loved loved loved this series! I compulsively read all three books (currently released) in 4 days. It is the best combination of adventure, mystery and romance without a sacrifice of any of the genres. Often a book will be an epic adventure, but a poor romance or vis versa: a great romance often is at a sacrifice of the plot. This book was neither.
Varna packs in non-stop action with realistic and relatable characters. The culture of the People is well-defined while the love story is engaging and intriguing. Love story aside, the interactions, friendships and family of the characters is appealing in their own right. I highly recommend this book and series to fans of romance or adventure. This book could be read as a stand-alone, but I would recommend starting with the first book: The Prophecy.
Warning: Repeated sexual content.
Please note: I received a free copy of the books in this series as part of Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest opinion.
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Folks who enjoy adventure, mystery and romance rolled into one!
Want to read the full series?
- The Prophecy (Daughters of the People #1)
- Light’s Bane (Daughters of the People #2)
- Tempered (Daughters of the People #3.5)
- In All Things Balance (Daughters of the People #4)
- Sanctuary (Daughters of the People #5)
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