Captured as a child and forced into slavery by the Rebellion’s leader, Brenna Haven was raised in near isolation with the utmost cruelty. She knew nothing of kindness, or compassion, until Fate orchestrated her rescue. Finally free, she wants nothing more than to return to her home. To reconnect with her human family and live a simple, quiet life. But her newfound powers demand an entirely different future. One fraught with danger, and a terrifying role in an ancient Myren prophecy.
A battle-hardened warrior and sworn bodyguard to the king, Ludan Forte wields a powerful, memory stealing gift. But his skill comes with a price. A torturous burden he’s hidden since his awakening over a hundred years ago. He never dreamed he’d find relief, let alone be tempted to forgo his vows to the king. Yet in Brenna’s sweet, beguiling presence, the weight he bears is lifted. And when her role in the prophecy threatens her life, he’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe.
The unrest in Eden seemed almost contained except for just a few rebels but boy do they fight dirty! Serena has always been desperate to overthrow Eryx and now with her latest partner in crime her plans are well and truly moving towards the final end game. Trouble is, the prophecy involves a certain human who has already suffered so much at the hands of the now dead rebellion leader and Brenna is protected by the mighty warrior Ludan. There's no way Ludan will let anything harm the gentle Brenna, not even himself! Yet the longer Ludan spends time with Brenna as she hunts for her mother the more he falls under her spell. Brenna might be human, but she's all woman and just starting to realise Ludan might need her more than he thinks. Yet plans are in motion to tear down the walls separating Eden from the rest of the world and a huge choice is getting closer but will it sacrifice too many?
I do feel Ms Morgan's way of focusing on one couple in each book works very well to keep this series feeling fresh. There's still time for previous characters to feature which helps further enrich the plot as the overall storyline develops. I will say though, with the various life forms mentioned I feel this is a series that really does need to be read in order.
The chemistry between Brenna and Ludan helps steer this story and Ludan might want to keep his distance but sometimes we get what we need and not necessarily what we want! Brenna has suffered so much and yet she isn't afraid of the somewhat grumpy Ludan, but as his secrets are exposed it's hard not to feel for him.
What I find odd is these books seem to start off slow and then save all the action for the latter half, I'm not sure why but that's simply how it feels to me. This series is an unusual concept and unlike other paranormal stories I have read, well worth checking out if you haven't started this series yet, but please read in order. So it's the final hurrah for these characters and hope is born, but I do still wish there had been perhaps one more book.
I was gifted a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.