- File Size: 1977 KB
- Print Length: 320 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (September 7, 2014)
- Publication Date: September 7, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NF0OYZ4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,156,038 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Star of Deliverance Kindle Edition
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It follows, Emi, a healer's apprentice living in one of the outlying villages designed to house second-class citizens under servitude in the fictional Deshan. When a young boy is admitted into her clinic with a lethal disease that is potentially spreading among the Savians, Emi sees it as her duty as a healer to enter the Capital to search for a cure, despite the punishment she may face if her slave status is found out.
However when she enters the Capital, she unwittingly becomes part of a program of the nobility, where twenty-one girls compete win Prince Corban's heart and become the next queen of Deshan.
With the threat of death hanging over her as a slave impersonating a noblewoman and her secret pursuit of finding a cure for her people, she finds herself developing a relationship with Prince Corban and a chance to change the lives of her people.
The Star of Deliverance had me constantly flipping the pages with the mixture of court intrigue, the mounting suspicion over her identity and Emi discovering the underlying mystery of the disease. For me, Emi was the star of this book, she was a wonderful protagonist, who was equal parts brave, intelligent and kind, as well as scared, impetuous and reserved. She was a well-balanced character, who was impulsive and rational at the right moments, so there was never a time where I felt like hitting my head against a desk when she got herself into certain situations.
Prince Corban doesn't appear until a third of the way into the book, but I loved reading about his and Emi's encounters. It wasn't an insta-love, but one that begins with initial interest and a romance that develops from challenging each other. I liked seeing how he can at times be a product of his upbringing as a soldier and a upper class citizen, but not one who was unwilling to change.
Can I just say I love Corban's mother? Finally a royal story where there's no evil family member opposing their kid's love interest, but instead chooses to be supportive.
I loved Voisin's cast of characters, they were truly genuine and (except for maybe the villain) there was always a deeper layer to their personality. Even some of the random soldiers, who had there part in persecuting the Savians questioned their actions or had moments of kindness and weren't plain hate-filled, brainwashed minions.
The ending was great, but I feel like more than the plot this story focused more on the characters and how they each inspired change in each other; whether it was Emi's aristocratic best friend, the royal physician or Maddox, the poor orphaned slave boy that Emi initially tries to save.
Overall, a fantastic and quick read with a simple workspace, amazing characters and sweet romance. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from this author.