For over a thousand years, a powerful oligarchy known as the Worldwide Order of Lightnings has oppressed us. With the help of the prying eyes of the chronomancers, the Lightnings have torn us from our homes; have forced us to do their bidding; have stripped us of our rights, even our names.
I have spent my life in hiding. Please understand that an unrated telepath like me is a commodity, not a person. If it s not the thought-police come to call on me, it s the Lightnings, or worse, a suitor who won t accept no as an answer.
Peace. Security. Love. They all elude me. When I manage to grasp a little of them in my shaking hands, they are all but snatched away by outside powers beyond my control. My heart groans with black tears from all this folly.
I was wary of this book, not because of the Synopsis or Genre, but because of the Cover. It just really doesn't appeal to me at all. The book itself sounded intriguing and I gave it a shot. The writing is a bit different than what I am used to. It almost felt, disjointed? in the beginning. That being said, this novel had a lot of heart and a lot of action. Kwan is an interesting lead, she is misunderstood and wanted only for her powers. It was nice getting to know her as a person and not just for her abilities. Plenty of twists and turns, drama, and much more along the way. I am glad I began this journey with Kwan.