Today I wanted to share with you a prequel novella to the Mine series by Janeal Falor. In the last year or so, I’ve really come to love these novellas and this one in particular gives a wonderful back story to a character I loved from both You Are Mine and Mine to Spell.
I received this book via the author, Janeal Falor. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.Mine to Tarnish by Janeal Falor
Series: Mine, #0.5
Published by Chardonian Press on 2013-12-02
Length: 128 pages
Reviewing eARC from the author, Janeal Falor
Katherine’s place is the same as any woman’s—on the shelf next to the dresses and bolts of cloth. When she’s sold to a warlock, life grows even bleaker. Her new owner is as old and rancid as he is cruel, driving her to do the unthinkable: run.
Nothing prepared her for being on her own. And she’s definitely unprepared for the warlocks hunting her down. But she must stay one step ahead because if caught, the best she can hope for is death.
Note: If you have not read previous books in this series, there are minor unavoidable spoilers related to the character Katherine.
Mine to Tarnish by Janeal Falor shows the beginnings of a rebellion against the cruel Chardonian warlocks in the form of Katherine’s story. Katherine has been sold by her father to an elderly, vicious warlock and rather than marry him, she runs away. This is her back story and I loved every word!
Katherine has been one of my favorite characters that pops up in the Mine series. She’s a tarnished, basically a slave, living without a master as a seamstress when we first meet her in You Are Mine. Through this story we see her as a young woman, before she was tarnished, and are given a glimpse into the events that led up to it. I have to say I was both shocked and in awe of just how strong this character is!
Katherine is strong from the get go, independent, and refuses to live under any man, especially as his slave. She goes from this independent woman to a woman willing to fight the Chardonian empire and I love her for it 😀
This story starts with Katherine learning of her engagement to a mean warlock and follows her through to escape. It adds a lot of background to the tarnished society as well as to the underlying rebellion that helps women like Katherine escape. I always knew there was more to her and this novella confirms it! And the ending…..ugh!!! I honestly couldn’t stop crying. My heart broke for her yet I was so happy that she overcame it all.
Overall if you enjoy this series, this novella is a must! It’s short (a day read) and it adds so much to the world Falor has created. I enjoyed every minute of it and I wouldn’t trade it for anything! If you enjoy clean, young adult fantasy with a touch of romance, I highly recommend it!
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