*Book source ~ NetGalley
Eden lives in the woods by herself, the sole survivor of the sickness that killed her family. She’s cold and poor, but keeps up the struggle to survive even though the ruler of the land is corrupt. One night when she prays to the God of Fire, Tyondric, he appears and lights her fire. She’s amazed that her prayer has been answered. She’s even more amazed when he visits her again. And yet again. But the last visit he has something to ask of her. A journey that could take her life, but is the one thing that could save the people of Ananthuria from the tyrannical ruler Lord Victor Burgoyne. Does she have the courage to do what Ty asks?
This is decent short fantasy about gods, people and corruption. The plot is pretty good and moves at a steady pace. The characters Eden and Ty are not as well-fleshed as could be, but for the relative length of the story they aren’t too bad. The world could use more development, but again, for the length it’s enough to get a decent picture. There is some humor and a bit of suspense as well as some steamy goodness. I wouldn’t mind checking out more books by this new-to-me author.