Publication date: October 25th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance
Athena Harrow is about to turn twenty-one, but there will be no celebration. What is there to celebrate when the world is ruled by demons?
She hates the darkness the demons brought with them and longs for the light to return to the world—a world she only vaguely remembers. The people in her forest village blindly accept the life the demons forced upon them, even tolerating the yearly ascension ceremony where all the girls who have turned twenty-one are either sent away to serve the Master Demon or left in the village and forced to procreate.
But Paymon, the assigned village demon, selects a different role for Athena, a role that pits her against the village. While she adapts to her new life, Erebus, a younger, more powerful demon, arrives, and Athena must play a dangerous game with his emotions in return for information about the demon’s reign of darkness.
As Athena’s dreams of restoring the light begin to fade, her life with Erebus takes an unexpected turn, and this time it’s her life being put to the test.
Set in the forest around Buttercrambe in North Yorkshire, England, INIQUITY explores the frightening, darker side of romance and the uncontrolled emotions it can unleash.
Can you really love a Demon? Can you enjoy a life of imprisonment? Can you move on from the only family and town you’ve known your whole life?
Suddenly these are the questions Athena faces when she is selected by the Town’s Demon to be his wife. Unfortunately she has no say in the situation, and every single person that knew her, suddenly turned her back on her…. What was she supposed to do?
Paymon, the Town’s Demon, decided that Athena, instead of going as a wife for the Master, would be his wife, and did everything in his power to make a nice and acceptable marriage for Athena. One they eventually started to feel comfortable in.. but then Paymon dies!!!!
In comes Erebus.. A much younger, crueler and cynical Demon. And claims Athena for himself.
Athena is a very strong and sharp minded woman, that even though the demons scare her, she will not bow down to anyone. During the most of the book she has her goals set straight and she fights for them in any way she is capable of. I really like her, and like the way her mind works. By the end of the book, she is so stubborn, she doesn’t know what she has in front of her, and you really want to strangle her.
Erebus is a very powerful demon, who suddenly found himself with a town, a house and the need to claim a wife. He is sarcastic, acerbic humor, a and belittles Athena every chance he gets. But as the book goes on, he starts to show a different person, a different side of himself, one that Athena can’t see.
The book has adventure, magic, romance, and the chemistry between the characters was exhilarating.
This is the first book of the The ascent series.
I really loved the story, it is very well written, and Melody Winter, definitely has created a very different world. A Dystopian, cruel, and under the thumb of demons kind of world. This is the first book of Melody that I have read, and I am ready to read more. Bring on the second book please!!!
Growing up, Melody showed a natural ability in art, a head for maths, and a tendency to write too long English essays. Difficult to place in the world when she graduated, she pursued a career in teaching, but ended up working in finance. Melody is convinced the methodical times she spends working with numbers fuel her desire to drift into dream worlds and write about the illusory characters in her head.
Melody Winter lives in York, North Yorkshire, England with her husband and two sons. When not dealing with football, rugby, and a whole plethora of ‘boy’ activities, she will be found scribbling notes for her stories, or preparing for another trip to the nearby beaches at Scarborough and Whitby. With an obsession for anything mythical, Melody revels in reading and writing about such creatures.
GIVEAWAY! It runs until the 24th of november!!!
- Signed paperback of Iniquity + Iniquity swag, (Handmade bracelet, bookmarks, and chocolates)
- eBook copy of:
- Melody Winter – Sachael Dreams
- Melody Winter – Sachael Desires
- Carly Drake – Words Once Spoken
- Carly Drake – Curses Once Spoken
- Carrie Elks – Box set of ‘Love in London@ featuring: Coming Down, Broken Chords, Canada Square
- Emma L Adams – Faerie Blood
- C L Denault – Gambit
- Julie Hutchings – Running Home
- Julie Hutchings – Running Away
- Katie M John – When Sorrow Comes
- Tammy Farrell – The Darkness of Light
- Tammy Farrell – The Embers of Light
- Valentina Cano – The Rose Master
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