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Synopsis: "Fantastic Beasts meets Assassin's Creed in this epic, gripping fantasy romance from debut author Maxym M. Martineau.
Exiled beast charmer Leena Edenfrell is in deep trouble. Empty pockets forced her to sell her beloved magical beasts on the black market—an offense punishable by death—and now there's a price on her head. With the realm's most talented murderer-for-hire nipping at her heels, Leena makes him an offer he can't refuse: powerful mythical creatures in exchange for her life.
If only it were that simple. Unbeknownst to Leena, the undying ones are bound by magic to complete their contracts, and Noc cannot risk his brotherhood of assassins...not even to save the woman he can no longer live without."
My Review: I received this book in the Bae Crate book box, it wasn't even on my radar but it was definitely up my alley. It did take a bit to get into the story as there is a lot of intricate magic to learn and understand as the story progresses. I did however really enjoy the characters, they both have great backstories that I enjoyed learning about, clear personal agendas and plenty of personality. I really enjoyed the banter between all of the characters, especially the side characters, which I hope we get to see more in future books. The variety of magical beasts was everything my heart could have desired, I want so much more of them! While we have been given a bit of a conclusion and a reader could be satisfied with it, we are still given a kernel of a cliffhanger that will drive fans to reach for the next book! I cannot wait for the next one!
My Rating: While this wasn't on my radar, with beasts and creatures involved I knew I wanted to read it. I wasn't too sure at the beginning but ended up really getting into this story and characters. I give it a rating of Four Paws.