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Sevina has never known life outside a slave ship… until today. At twenty-two, she’s sent to Eryon Valis, a Korlethean slave with whom she must mate as part of their master’s psi breeding program. When a prophecy sets a target on her, Eryon secretly shields her and their unborn daughter from those who would harm them.
Unbeknownst to Sevina, her mother Maheva faces her own emotional turmoil while playing a dangerous game to protect her children from the crew and the twisted Guldan beliefs of their Master Gruuk.
As one tragedy compounds another, will Fate forsake them or set the path to a better future?
Raising Amalia takes us back to the events prior to Escaping Fate, it tells us how Amalia’s Great Mother Maheva came to be on the slave ship, a pet to their Master Gruuk, and how her and her daughters were his favourites. This story tells us how Amalia came to be and how her escape as we see it in the first book came about.
What I loved about this book was that it gives us small details about Amalia’s family, and the events that lead to her escape that we would never have known otherwise, that she doesn’t know, that are tremendously moving and help us to see some of the players in a slightly different light.
I was deeply moved by several of the passages in this book as we moved between Maheva’s dialogue to Sevina (Amalia’s mother) and even to Amalia’s Father who she never meets. Their lives as slaves are not easy and knowing that they do the best they can in the face of such adversity is emotionally draining.
I went into this book feeling a little negative I will be honest, I thought do I really need to read this, I just want more of the story I’m already invested in, but actually this added a whole load of extra value to that story while taking me on quite the emotional rollercoaster so I’m super glad I dug in.
Thanks to Regine Abel for the eARC of this book so that I could read and honestly review the book.
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Title: Raising Amalia
Series: Veredian Chronicles #3
Author: Regine Abel
Genre: Romance | Sci-Fi | Aliens
Publication Date: 10 November 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
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