Author: Janeal Falor
This book gives us Katherine’s background (Katherine is the tarnished seamstress in You Are Mine who helps Serena). I actually really wish that I would have read this book a bit sooner because I had forgotten who Katherine was and was for some reason under the mistaken impression that this prequel was going to be about Serena’s mother, so I was confused for a little while. I did get things straightened out in my head, though, and really enjoyed the story.
- Charles and Katherine. While I loved Charles and Katherine together, I wanted more – I wished that there had been more time for us to see their relationship bloom. But I understand that the romance wasn’t really the focus of the book – it was more about Katherine’s journey to freedom.
- The concept. Once again, Falor has treated us to her unique world where the women are completely at the mercy of their warlock masters. The woman’s only purpose is to serve her warlock and pass magic (that she can’t actually use) down – preferably to her sons. Women in this society are not treated well – in fact, they are gravely mistreated. It’s not pretty. And that’s kind of the point – Katherine is trying to win her freedom any way she can in a world where her choices are VERY limited.
- Katherine’s journey. Katherine’s flight from the warlock she’s supposed to marry is harrowing. I was never sure how she was going to truly escape and what terrible things might happen to her (and those she loved). I loved getting a glimpse into why Katherine became the person she was in You Are Mine – with her strong spirit and a passion to help women who were prisoners in a cruel world.