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Friday, 1 January 2016

ARC Review: Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie + Bookmark

Burning Glass (Burning Glass #1)
Behind 512 Pages
Released: 22 February 2016
Genre: High Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Pre-Order: Amazon  |  Angus and Robertson Bookworld  |  Booktopia  |  Book Depository  |  Fishpond
At the Other End:
Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel-both physically and emotionally-a gift she's kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.

Tasked with sensing the intentions of would-be assassins, Sonya is under constant pressure to protect the emperor. One mistake, one small failure, will cost her own life and the lives of the few people left in the world who still trust her.


But Sonya's power is untamed and reckless, her feelings easily usurped, and she sometimes can't decipher when other people's impulses end and her own begin. In a palace full of warring emotions and looming darkness, Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may be herself.


As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in her tenuous alliances with the volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Anton, the crown prince. But when threats of revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust-and which to betray.