Kingdom of Exiles
by Maxym M. Martineau
My rating: 5 stars
Series: The Beast Charmer - Book 1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (June 25, 2019)
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Print Length: 400 pages
Fantastic Beasts meets Assassin's Creed in this epic, gripping fantasy romance from debut author Maxym M. Martineau.
Exiled beast charmer Leena Edenfrell is in deep trouble. Empty pockets forced her to sell her beloved magical beasts on the black market—an offense punishable by death—and now there's a price on her head. With the realm's most talented murderer-for-hire nipping at her heels, Leena makes him an offer he can't refuse: powerful mythical creatures in exchange for her life.
If only it were that simple. Unbeknownst to Leena, the undying ones are bound by magic to complete their contracts, and Noc cannot risk his brotherhood of assassins...not even to save the woman he can no longer live without.
Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau
(The Beast Charmer, #1)
You think snake charmers are impressive? Meet Leena, magical beast charmer, down on her luck and now wanted for selling her beasts on the black market. The punishment is death, but that’s only if you get caught, which she has no intention of doing until the realm’s most talented Murder-for-hire assassin is fast on her heels. How could Noc know he would fall for this beauty, even if it could cost him his life?
KINGDOM OF EXILES by Maxym M. Martineau has a magical, mystical romantic tale that may take a while to reach its boiling point, but trust me, it is well worth the wait! Fabulously unique “beasts” steal a scene or two, but Leena’s character is definitely one to watch in action, even as Noc gives a great showing as a hot, yet tormented hero.
Do you like some spice with your magical conflict? Prepare to have the heat turned up!
Great writing, wonderful world-building and those beasts? Loved the idea. This author has a hit for sure and a very creative imagination that promises more great reading to come!
I received this ARC copy of Kingdom of Exiles from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca. This is my honest and voluntary review.