Genre: New Adult Fantasy, Steampunk Adventure
In a world governed by the opposing forces of the mystical House of Tarot and the tribal Great Families, Synn is caught in the crossfire. He witnesses the slaughter of innocent people, and the devastating murder of his father. This act awakens his Mark of power, a Mark greater than any the world has seen in a very long time.
Queen Nix thought she won a great prize when she destroyed Synn’s father, the leader of the strongest Great Families. She had no idea she’d be doubly blessed by capturing his son. However, before Synn can become her treasured weapon, before she can use him to bring the rest of the world to its knees, she must break him and bind his soul to hers.
She does her job with brutal brilliance. Synn’s mind is broken and his soul is seared to hers in an unbreakable bond.
That doesn’t stop him from wanting to be free. She may have broken his mind and claimed his soul, but he will find a way to destroy her.
Experience a world of ships that sail the clouds and cites buried beneath the ocean, and survive the fiery battle brought forth by those who control the forces of nature!
I was long a fan of SteamPunk long before I knew the genre even had a name. Dr.Who, Time Machine and the modern Warehouse 13….I could go on. It’s my favorite genre of fantasy. Modern/vintage/fantasical elements makes for serious entertainment. In a world where there Families, each “marked” with elements- air, fire, water, earth & magic. A war was waged in which the Hands of Tarot (mostly fire) seemingly won. Basically they just played the dirtiest. With in the families there was a prejudice over the marks. You were expected to be marked and for your mark to be your families representation. In a way very similar to our society. Conform or be cast out or shunned. This story takes you on a boys story as he is forced to become a man, fight for his life, fight for his people and overcome things that should’ve completely broken him. The characters pop from the page, the queen is so nasty you can’t help but like her, she’s so ambitious and driven. I was completely in love with this story once I got used to the fast pace and unconventional wording. It definitely transports you. You become totally immersed and wrapped up in their crazy world.
SM Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie, Ms. Bird, the Chicken and SistaPITA. It’s quite the zoo. She’s taken a break from the piano, which Ms, Bird is quite happy about, and now knows more than one word in Arabic. Basically, she can say hello, good-bye, give it to me, and hurry up!
She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories.
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