Praesidium is the most prosperous city-state in the world, due not only to its location at the mouth of a great bay, but also to its strict laws, stringently enforced. Ordinary criminals become bond-slaves, but the Wizard places traitors in Stasis, a dreamless frozen state. Ennek is the Chief's younger son. He has grown up without much of a purpose, a man who cannot fulfill his true desires and who skates on the edge of the law. But he is also haunted by the plight of one man, a prisoner for whom Stasis appears to be a truly horrible fate. If Ennek is to save that prisoner, he must explore Praesidium's deepest secrets as well as his own.
©2011 Kim Fielding (P)2013 Cherry Hill Publishing
I loved "Brute" and maybe that made me expect too much of this book. Its not a bad story, really. But it doesnt feel like a lovestory and I dont think that you get to know the MCs very well. All the parts are there but you really dont feel connected. It seems to me to be more a story of the MC breaking free from a live he really dont want than a lovestory, and eventhough there is nothing wrong with that storyline, it wasnt what I expected and bottomline is I expected to be moved by the story and wasnt, so a little dissapointed.
The original plot in the fantasy world. Well developed charachters with a quite nasty antagonist. A story of a world that uses and accepts magic as part of the everyday.
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