In the empire of Aramtesh, scent has power.
When disaster strikes and the crown prince lies poisoned, long suppressed rivalries threaten to blow the empire apart. It’s up to a poor village girl with a talent for fragrances and the prince’s loyal bodyguard to find an antidote.
To succeed, the pair must uncover secrets – cryptic, ancient tales as well as buried truths from their own pasts – in an adventure that will ignite your senses.
I really enjoyed this – I loved the whole concept and the unique world building.
The main storyline doesn’t really kick off for a good hundred pages plus, but I love the build up too – it didn’t really feel like buildup, and I would happily have read a book just about Rakel making awesome scent oils haha.
But the quest for the cure and how it all comes together is really lovely, as is the relationship between Rakel and Ash – it felt slow enough to be reasonable.
And there’s so much intrigue for the future and set up for book two! This one actually wraps up reasonably well (for all that there’s a cliffhanger it’s more relevant to what will come than tying up what has happened, which is excellent) but I’m definitely dying to know what all the hints have meant. I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment 🙂
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