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I am a reader who analyzes the story more than the romance between characters. The story caught my imagination and the doctor in me loved it.
A science fiction, a futuristic kind of a novel where the people of former earth now stayed in terra formed new planet. The main city was the Settlement where technology was forbidden by the ruling Commissioner. Mechan was the secret hidden village where technology was used to help people in medical injuries.
Something was infecting the people of Mechan where most suffered from cardiomyopathy and needed a mechanical heart called the TICCER, helped by Thatcher and Anna. Nathaniel was the Commissioner’s son, abused by him, not knowing his purpose in life. Eliza was the high Queen’s spy sent as a betrothed to Nate, to find the Commissioner’s secrets.
The lives of the 3 main characters intersected at the death of a child, and they decided to work together. Secrets and history were revealed, soon they had to take action.
A fabulous book by Rosiee Thor, the story gripped me when it started revealing its secrets. The characters were complex, Anna was the passionate inflammable technician, Eliza was the cool-headed fighter, Nathaniel was just lost, till all 3 found their objective in life.
The worldbuilding was confusing in the beginning, I was completely lost. Slowly the book settled down to tell me its story, giving me the emotions that were needed to pull me into their lives. The author was quite bold enough to chop off a character as that scene worked brilliantly to bring out pathos, anger, determination. I was so angry.
The characters grew over the pages, I liked how their thinking matured. The ending clarified most of the doubts, though I felt some parts could have been written in greater detail, giving me a more immersive backstory.
Overall, it was a fun read, keeping me hooked to my kindle in spite of being in bed with flu and headache.
I received a free ARC from Edelweiss and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
Rosiee Thor began her career as a storyteller by demanding that her mother listen as Rosiee told bedtime stories instead of the other way around. She lives in Oregon with a dog, two cats, and four complete sets of Harry Potter, which she loves so much, she once moved her mattress into the closet and slept there until she came out as queer.
A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher’s chest: an illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog — donning the moniker Technician — to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner’s tyrannical laws.
Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner’s son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father’s respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father’s elusive affection is worth chasing at all.
Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner’s secrets at any cost — even if it means betraying her own heart.
When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic — before the Commissioner ends them first
Publication Date: October 2019