It begins on the 300th day of 2195 on Volen …
There is no such thing as an individual. All the humans think of themselves as units with predetermined roles, and they do not grow old with their lovers. The females are sacrificed when they turn thirty, leaving their male counterparts behind.
Princess Kaitlau is a nymph who can take any form. She is also a refugee. She came to Volen through the charmed window after escaping her prison on Trellora.
King Ganim, the vampire who is thought to have created Kaitlau, must be punished. She had thought he loved her as a father, but that could not be.
Kaitlau has been observing a particular rebel killing priests on Volen. He is just the one to help her. But feelings for the rebel start to emerge when he agrees to carry out her assassination plans, and gradually as they work together, love begins to matter more than revenge.
This is a fantasy paranormal romance where Kaitlau and Pietah are just as likely to find white marble floors as stone cells. It is a place where the rebel’s touch jolts Kaitlau into accepting the notion of individuality and freedom.
Trelloran Seduction is a unique and enthralling dystopian offering from debut author Georgia Carter Mathers. I was rather impressed with this story, it’s not your usual vampire tale, not by a long shot. Georgia has created a world where darkness reigns and while it’s total fantasy, parallels can be clearly drawn between our society and the one that exists in Trelloran Seduction.
This is a gritty read, at times confronting, but never drawn out. There are scenes which will reach deep into you and give your heart a good squeeze. The ending is hard fought for and lacks that element of perfect happiness, which is in my opinion, a very good choice that Georgia has made.
Despite the cover, which may appeal to teen readers, I think it’s important to disclose that this is not a YA novel. Themes and situations are for mature readers. I look forward to the continuation of this series and hope we don’t have to wait too long for another instalment.
Thanks is extended to the author, Georgia Carter Mathers, for gifting me with a copy of Trelloran Seduction for review. As an early beta reader of Trelloran Seduction, I was thrilled to see it as a finished novel. To find out more about Georgia and her books, visit her website, Dark Love Stories.
Trelloran Seduction was read as part of my 2017 Australian Women Writers Challenge.