A Palace Fractured by Carissa Broadbent #Review

A country torn in civil war, a new king challenged, and a rebellious young woman willing to risk everything to make her own destiny…

Rosira is a Valtain, a religious figure marked from birth by her albino skin and white hair. Rebellious and free spirited, she rails against her restricted life within the walls of the Church. To a Valtain, time is precious — their lives are short and sickly, and Rosira has no intention of spending the few years she has left stuck in prayer.

Now, the country of Ara is on the brink of a civil war. Determined, vivacious, and dark-haired, the young king Araich is everything his father wasn’t… and it doesn’t go unnoticed. Soon, unrest begins to bubble over, and Rosira finally sees a way to escape the prison of her role.

But violence escalates quickly, and war shows no mercy. Rosira and Araich are thrown together to fight for their country, their freedom, and their own survival. But the stakes climb even higher as they find themselves drawn to each other by more than just duty — and as they discover a power greater than they ever could have imagined.

This book is the first in the Valtain Prelude series and ends while everything is still unresolved. King Araich’s right to the throne is being disputed. His uncle seems to think Araich’s father, the previous King, was not his real father. This rift in the kingdom causes a war between those subjects supporting Araich and those suspects supporting the uncle. The Valtain are albino-like holy people. They used to have mighty powers, but now just pray for the kingdom and lead the kingdom in its spirituality. Rosira is one of 4 Valtain left. She is a rebel, sick of praying and wanting a real life.
>King Araich and Rosira meet as they both try to dodge their duties. The relationship between Araich and Rosira is interesting in that it doesn’t turn romantic right away. They both understand and support the other, especially as Rosira gains powers she can’t understand.
>There is so much left unanswered in this first book. All Valtain die before they are 30, so that puts a rather quick expiration date on any relationship Rosira and Araich may have. The war is set up, but not fought by the end of this book. The truth of Araich’s parents is revealed to the reader, but not to Araich. There isn’t any physical romance beyond a single kiss, but the next book may have more.
>I am a reviewer for Romance Author’s that Rock. I am giving this story 5 stars. King Araich is so relatable. His injury and struggle to stay strong is something rather unique to an alpha male character. Rosira’s fight against her destiny isn’t as unique, but still interesting to see her journey.
>Amazon – This review will go up on Amazon on 4/1
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