A world that Ava had escaped from.
She is seeking a miracle.
Freedom from the corruption - Freedom from the tyranny - Freedom from the humiliation and pain.
Her hope is dashed when she finds herself trapped in a living nightmare. Deep in the core of the labor camps of Dragath25’s.
Right into the midst of those who no longer have any reason to hold on to their humanity, but every reason to feed their darkness.
Will her fate among the depraved be even crueler than her life as a breeder?
Valdus and his men choose to fight the Council's corruption. They lost. Their fates are now sealed in the hell that is Dragath25.
Valdus has planned and waited for the day he could save his men and exact his revenge. And now it seems the key to his freedom has been delivered directly into his hands. He just needs to keep her alive long enough to get the council to respond.
Ava was everything I like in a heroine - Smart, quick-witted, fast to respond and despite the odds, she gave everything she had, every darn time! I enjoyed that she did not make excuses and that she still had a shred of humanity after everything she had been through.
Valdus was the anti-hero hero. I know that's a tough one. He was a true leader in every sense of the word. He put his men before himself. He stepped up and made the tough decisions.
**sigh** I want a Valdus.
Lots of action and bloodshed dotted with some pretty horrific scenes of cruelty blended in with suspense and one sweet yet smoking romance.
I did not read book one in this series - I was able to read this without it but IMO if I had read the first in series this would have been twice as intense.