Slave Girl by Lisa Cach
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Nimia is a young slave girl being trained as a concubine for her master, Sygarius. He has owned her for years but has been waiting to use her until she was of the perfect age; after all, the anticipation is half the fun.
I enjoyed Nimia's character. She knows she belongs to Sygarius and what he will use her for once she is of age, but she does not mind much; after all, that's really all she has ever known. She does not remember much of her life before she came to live in his household. However, she is smart enough to realize there could be more to her life out there somewhere in the world and strong-willed enough to dream of it. Then one day a young prince shows up who claims to know of her people, and Nimia has to make a decision…live the safe life as a slave and concubine, or be free to find her past as a fugitive on the run.
I do not know much about the Roman Empire or the language of the time the book is set it, but to my uncultured mind, the writing in this book seemed to fit. The story flowed smoothly with beautiful imagery, and the plot was intriguing enough to leave me wanting more. This is the first installment of the story, and I will be looking for part two, hopefully soon!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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