After three years in prison without trial, Amullette is given the opportunity for parole if she agrees to raise a stolen child named Mikaya as her own. Another condition of parole is marriage to a high ranking soldier of the Universal. As fate would have it, her selected spouse is her ex-fiancé, Admiral Semaj Kroan.
Adjusting to her new life is easier than she expected as she falls in love with Admiral Kroan and adores the little girl the Universal has asked her to raise. However, as Amullette and Kroan begin to build a beautiful life together they must face making the ultimate sacrifice to get Mikaya back where she truly belongs.
Kindle Edition, 140 pages
Published May 28th 2013 (first published April 1st 2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Hoping to change her fate as a blind orphan, Caressa marries Michyle and leaves her distant planet colony. However, what she doesn’t know is that the confines of her ordinary life were protecting her from the threat of extinction for people like her. Just as their romantic flame ignites, their love is threatened by the secret of who she is and why she is wanted.
“Her calm, beautiful, peaceful colony had been turned into a war zone.”
Amullette, after years on the run, has been captured by the Universal… the same people who assassinated her father years prior, after being accused of treason.
She spends her days in prison isolation, thinking of that horrible day when her world fell apart, till one day the Universal offers to grant her parole, under very odd conditions.
Amullette is told of a young girl, Mikaya, who is very important to the outcome of the war between the Rebellion and the Universal. Mikaya is not of this earth, and she needs protection. Amullette is called upon to raise the girl, along with her ex-fiance, Admiral Kroan. Under these conditions, Amullette is granted parole.
Amullette is taken to a holo-tech room, which can transform into whatever environment one wishes. This is her temporary home.
“This is the perfect place to leave your past behind you and begin anew.”
Amullette is forced into an arranged marriage, and instructed to teach a little girl to love the Universal she hates. She balances herself in a world that isn’t real… all in an attempt for freedom.
“On the surface it is parole, but in reality, it’s a real chance to make a difference. Not for us, but for them.”
Leave it to me…. I read the third book in the series, first. However, I feel that Amullete Aflame can be read as a stand-alone, because there is enough of a back-story in the beginning to catch you up to what is going on.
I loved this story. It is a perfect blend of dystopian fantasy and romance, with a heck of a cliffhanger! This novel also has me intrigued about the other books in the Princess X series.
One of my favorite elements of this novel is the holo-tech room! Amullette created a beautiful, wild paradise around herself, which is exactly what I would’ve done. Dive into this novel and experience the holo-tech room for yourself, and I guarantee you, you won’t be disappointed!
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***I received a copy of Amullette Aflame by the Author in exchange for a thoughtful, honest, and fair book review.
About The Author:
Rasheedah Prioleau is a southern African American writer with an eclectic range of writing and ghostwriting credits. After a few years in the corporate world she started over from the bottom as an unpaid intern for a literary manager and never looked back.
“I love to write because there are no limits. All it takes is a finite space of time and I can create a story from infinite possibilities.”
Writers who have influenced her include: Judy Bloom, Jude Deveraux, V.C. Andrews, Octavia Butler, Stephanie Meyer, Charlaine Harris, Joss Whedon, William Nicholson, Shonda Rhimes, Quentin Tarantino, Tyler Perry, Mike Kelley, and J.J. Abrams… just to name a few.
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