Unveiled by Trisha Wolfe
What's it about?Amongst the wasteland lies the gleaming city of Karm. A Camelot-esque utopia built from the ashes of a dying world.
Seventeen-year-old Fallon is no daughter of Karm.
She's its assassin.
Raised by a secret society of rebels, she's bent on bringing down the king's sham of an existence. But her first mark, one of the king's top knights of the Force, makes her question everything. Even her heart.
First off I have to say I adore the setting of this stories world, it's a way of living from the past set in the future - with technology! Ok, I should clarify a little here, King Hart has built a 'utopia' after the world has been ravaged by a virus, except King Hart is maybe a little crazy and has made his new world to resemble the days of Camelot and everyone must live like that, think knights, big dresses and phrases like 'Good sir,' except he's merged technology with his old way of living. It's nothing I've seen before and such a great idea, it's what gives this dystopia it's edge against others.
I admit, I don't usually have the patience for short stories, I like some 'story' to my story and a lot of short ones don't have a lot of time for that to happen, that's not the case with this, it's fast paced with action, romance and there's a lot of world building in a short space of time that really gave me a feel for the place the author has created.
Fallon is instantly likable, she has a mind of her own and will question what she doesn't understand and isn't in denial when she finds things aren't how she thought they were - and she does what needs to be done.
I also liked Xander, other than the fact that he sounds so handsome, (not hot because he's a gentleman) I can just see him in his uniform - ahem - He's charming and chivalrous and did I mention handsome?
This short novelette is the introduction to a forthcoming novel that I can't wait to read!
My thoughts on the cover:
It's to die for! I love it so much, I really love the auburn tones and the leaves surrounding the title. The girl, her dress and the castle fit the picture in my head really well, it's just gorgeous.