A truly immersive read.
The style and fluidity of Gracie's writing is very highly skilled in this intense story of revenge and endearment of family rivalry, and core values. Despite the love that Dominic feels for his country and crown, his pull towards justice entices the reader onwards and I found myself willing him to win, yet torn between both sides as the story unfolded. I enjoyed Larissa's character, and Cassidy's very much.
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I have given four stars to the story overall and the plotline, as it is my belief, (without any criticism whatsoever to Gracie's excellent style,) that these are somewhat hindered by the repeats of continuous fighting between chapters 3-29. Despite these fabulous fighting scenes, I thought the ending left me personally satisfied.
I would perhaps not have the very first part before chapter one, as to me, it detracted from the story. In my opinion, be placed further into the story and the relationship, especially with the family and Jimmy, could have been brought to the fore more, so the reader could emote strongly with Dominic's feelings throughout the remainder of the story. There are a lot of main characters, beside Dominic and Cassidy, which sometimes left me confused as to who was who, and willed me to keep up with the plot. In this way it detracted somewhat from the story as I had to keep reminding myself about who was who, but as for the main characters, I could enjoy them easily, and this brought the flow into things.
I think with a little professional tweaking, and perhaps two novels out of the one, this is an excellent saga.
Well done, Gracie for such a professional approach and likeable read!