*I received a ecopy of this book for my honest review*
In a land where magic is banned and where cruel High priests rule, Elena steals the most valuable jewel in the Empire in the hopes to sell it and start a new life. But she is caught, and the punishment for stealing is death. And yet in that moment she is given a choice—death or to become one of the High priests' champions in The Great Race.
Elena is catapulted without warning into the bloodiest race in all the realms, forced to compete with a man she hates while she develops a growing passion for another. She struggles to understand her special skills, her mysterious healing powers that she must keep secret. Within a world built on a religious sect and dangerous secrets, she becomes a woman torn between obligation and desire, between a man she supposedly hates and another.
As Elena comes to terms with her own secret, she discovers the truth behind the race and must stop the ancient, wicked evil that threatens all living things before it's too late.
I have had the chance to read and review a few of Kim Richardson's books in the past and I absolutely loved them so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one.
Well Kim didn't disappoint. I loved this book just as much as all the other books by her that I have read so far. It is very well written and got me hooked right away.
This is book one in the Divided Realm series and it is available at amazon.ca, amazon.com and Kobo.com.
I give this book 5 out of 5