Amira is raised in a menagerie with Madame and her creatures. She is the only human at the menagerie. She’s basically alone, only Radax is her only family. Yet, Madame uses their connection to hurt Radax. Amira can’t bear it anymore. When she stumbled upon a crate filled with a dangerous creature – that is going to be starved, her heart goes out to it. On the sly she slips the male creature water. She is weary of him, rightfully so! She saw what he did to the other bracks!! He tells her tales of growing up in his land and how much fun he had growing up there, and how he ended up with Madame Tan. Then he asks her to help him, to set him free, and to go with him. Can she? Should she?
Being in a crate, left for dead because he wouldn’t give Madame Tan – ex-Goddess extraordinaire – what she demanded. He never would! NEVER! So he’d die in this crate. Until, Amira. She brings him a cucumber, she brings him hope, she brings him water. Amira is a fragile human, that Madame abuses at her whim. Kyllen hates it and wants her to help him escape and go with him. He promises to keep her safe. He promises to keep her with him forever. Will she take the step and trust him? Or will he die alone in this crate?
Ahhh, this story was great. The characters were great. Amira and Kyllen – LOVED! You could feel the love grow between them, the trust, everything. This is my first book by Marina Simcoe, but not my last. I’m patiently waiting for book #2 in this series and it’s true – waiting is the hardest part. I can’t wait to find out what happens between Kyllen and Amira.