#Review: Dissension – K. A. Salidas
With the unexpected cataclysm, life has changed as everyone knows it. It’s survival of the fittest, pitting humans and vampires against one another in more ways than one. Food is scarce, as is shelter. For those remaining, things are far too difficult.
An unfortunate prisoner of war, Mira has lived in captivity for far too long. Thoughts of freedom cycle through her mind each and every day. Determined to find a means of escape, she does her best to co-exist in the pits she’s been sentenced to. A formidable gladiator, she’s fought for her life every step of the way. Granted, things haven’t been easy, but she refuses to bend to anyone’s will but her own.
Things take an unexpected turn when the city’s Regent takes her under his wing. Lucian Stavros is unlike any human she’s ever come across. Mira has never placed her trust in anyone before, but there’s something about the Regent that draws her interest from the get-go. For a moment, she can almost believe that he truly wants to change her destiny and that of her own kind. The thought alone is mind-boggling, yet she can’t help but to hold out a little hope for a better future.
Though she risks a lot by placing her trust in his hands, Mira knows he’s the only one who can change her situation outright. She understands that they’re walking a very fine line. Should anyone catch wind of their machinations, death will coming knocking around the corner. Still, she’s willing to do everything possible to change her fate. She has to. Remaining a captive of a human society is no longer an option. Somehow, some way, she will find her freedom, even if it means she’ll need to put herself in harm’s way in order to achieve it.
K. A. Salidas has always written books that pull you in and never let go. This new series will not disappoint. An original and very unique storyline, we’ll sucked into the heart of a volatile society in a post-apocalyptic world where vampires exist and humans rule with an iron thumb. A world where being at the top of the food chain means everything.
K. A. has crafted a quite vivid world, and you can picture everything as it takes place. From the coliseum where Mira fights to the Regent’s quarters. I found the main character’s quips and interactions with those around her quite amusing. There’s enough action and humor mixed throughout the book that it’ll definitely capture your attention and keep it till the very end. I’m looking forward to more of this intriguing series.
Available for purchase via the following retailers:
Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00I8PMB10
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/405032
The great cataclysm wiped almost all life from the face of planet Earth, but tiny pockets of survivors crawled from the ashes, with only one thought: survival, at any cost.
But not all survivors were human.
In the dark, militant society that has risen in the aftermath, vampires, once thought to be mythical, have been assimilated and enslaved. Used for blood sport their lives are allowed to continue only for the entertainment of the masses. Reviled as savages, they are destined to serve out their immortal lives in the arena, as gladiators.
And there is no greater gladiator than Mira: undefeated, uncompromising…and seemingly unbreakable. When an escape attempt leads Mira into the path of Lucian Stavros, the city’s Regent, her destiny is changed forever.
Lucian, raised in a culture which both reviles and celebrates the savagery and inhumanity of vampires, finds Mira as intriguing as she is brash. An impulsive decision – to become Mira’s patron – changes more than just Lucian’s perception about vampire kind. The course of his life is altered in ways he could never have predicted – a life that is suddenly as expendable as hers.
Can Mira prove to Lucian that all is not as it seems? Can Lucian escape centuries of lies, bloodshed, and propaganda to see the truth? Or will the supreme power of the human overlords destroy them both?
About The Author:
Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons. She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.
And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…
Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.
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