Today I’m bringing you a spotlight of Sacrifice by Vicky Walklate as part of the blog tour hosted by The Write Reads! Sacrifice was one of the finalists for BBNYA 2022! I was supposed to be bringing you a review today, but I severely overestimated my reading abilities (again). I have my first impressions below and at some point I’ll be posting a full review. Thank you to the TWR team and the BBNYA team for bringing this tour together.
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Author: Vicky Walklate
Publisher: Champagne Book Group
Length: 238 Pages
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Age Category: Adult
Date Published: 14 June 2021
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I’m not very far into this book yet, so my first impressions are going to be brief. I am very intrigued by the world building so far and I can tell that something sinister is going on and I’m curious to know what. I’m also excited to keep on reading this book because there are dragons and every book needs a dragon or two.
Dragon gods rule the realm, demons lurk in the shadows, and a sorcerer hides a dangerous secret. A war is brewing in Jothesia, and the gods have no idea.
Being selected as human sacrifice to the immortal dragon shifters is supposedly an honor, but rebellious Libby doesn’t see it that way. When the sacrificial ritual goes badly wrong, she finds herself in a reluctant alliance with eldest god Rhetahn. He’s grumpy, cynical, and utterly exasperating …and she can’t get him out of her head.
Rhetahn knows there’s something wrong with this sacrifice, and it’s not just her infuriating stubbornness or the way she makes his jaded heart skip a beat. When terrible misfortune befalls his brothers and renders him powerless, his only choice is to unite with Libby to seek answers.
As they set out on a dangerous quest across the realm, the compelling attraction between them is undeniable, yet doomed. To recover his magic, regain his strength, and prevent the demons from seizing power, Rhetahn needs her blood. He must kill her at the end of their journey, even if it breaks his heart to do so.
But a terrible power lies hidden in Jothesia, one that could destroy everything the gods have built. Libby and Rhetahn’s forbidden relationship may be the realm’s only hope against utter ruin.
Vicky is a romance, fantasy and historical fiction author from Norfolk, UK. Along with Sacrifice, she also published a monster romance novella last year, and her latest book, a Regency mystery with romantic elements, is out now.
When she’s not writing she transforms into a giant bookworm, eagerly devouring books of all kinds, especially romance.
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