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Hey guys! It's Sunday so let's curl up with the book and a nice beverage so we can discuss!
! SPOILER ALERT ! The following post contains spoilers for the chapters 22 to 26. So unless you’ve read them, DON’T PROCEED ! SPOILER ALERT !
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Okay so we're learning more about Edan and I feel sorry for him. To be bound to the emperor like that can't be a happy thing even if he's being nice to him. It made me especially sad that Edan had hoped to be released by the emperor's father but that chance slipped away when he died.
Okay so the romance is kind of fast. I'm always skeptical about really old 'immortals' falling in love with the main character for no exact proper reason. I find it hard to believe Edan didn't find anyone else interesting in his long life until Maia came along. That being said, other than this technicality, I do enjoy the romance. I enjoy the forbidden feel of it, the sweet innocence and just I *swoon* I am living for their kisses.
And also I'm glad he has more reason than just Maia for coming along. It is his duty to make sure war does not break the fragile truce again. Lady Sarnai is putting all her hopes on Maia dying so the tasks won't be completed and the dresses won't be ready.
Also the part where everyone assumes they're married. I was grinning like an idiot because it's a guilty pleasure trope OKAY? I love it when people have to pretend to be together/married hehehe.
I really like that the story is moving fast. There's no dull moment even when they're simply traveling or it's just banter.
Also people are trying to capture them which adds to the high stakes but I feel like we don't see enough of it. The plot is solely concentrating on the tasks and although there was the one scene with the mercenaries, I'm surprised there haven't been more people out trying to capture them.
The third task is a test of the souls and we all should be SO worried about it. The closer we move to end I'm worried despite having already read the book. shows what a good writer Elizabeth Lim is!
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