Title: Black Rose
Author: K.L. Bone
Published Date: October 16th 2014
Genre: Dark Fantasy
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
“May the Black Rose protect you in life and avenge you in death.” – Vow of the Black Rose
Six hundred years ago, the Muir Court was wiped from existence, destroyed by an elite group known as the Black Rose Guard. Their Captain, Mara, has a reputation of being a harsh woman who leads the guard with a fierce formality. During her long years, she has known pain, loss, heartache…and one great love.
Edward was the Captain of the Royal Guard of the Ciar Court. He loved her once. However, it was a love that faded the day he met young Liza, the Princess who stole the heart he had once sworn belonged to Mara alone. Liza was also the woman Mara was fated to protect. When the Queen learns of her daughter’s forbidden love for Edward, she devises a series of punishments, torturing Edward while her daughter is forced to watch. In a an act of desperation, Mara takes Liza’s place and looks on helplessly as Edward endures torments which break his body and Mara’s soul.
All of their pain is put aside when Liza is murdered by the rulers of a rival court. Haunted by her failure to protect the Princess and adhering to tradition, Mara takes the vow of the ‘Black Rose.’ It is an ancient oath which compels those under its power to abandon the lives they knew for the sake of a single goal: vengeance. Her quest leads her on a dark path of violence, rage, and bloodshed.
Tormented by a fate they can neither accept nor escape, Black Rose is a tale of retribution, love, and above all, honor—at any cost.
***Amber, #NerdGirlAmbz’s Review***
I have read K.L. Bone before, but this takes the cake for me. The torment, darkness, rage and desperation in this book entraps you into its mystical properties. With complex characters, unique storyline and the powerful raw emotions put into this book, it will leave you with one severe book hangover. You will have an undesirable need for more!
The author does a tremendous job at painting a detailed and imaginable picture for you. Words written so perfectly that you can play the book out in your mind as if it were a movie script. I absolutely can NOT wait for the next installment! I tip my hat to you… BRAVO! 5 stars!
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