Cold Mark (Mark, #1)
“MY WORLD WAS FOREVER CHANGED.”
Cold Mark – The Complete Saga
Thrown head first into a barbaric world she knows nothing of, Braita Valorn must adapt to a dark life as a slave of the Mian society–her existence depends on it.
Danger lurks, and Braita’s lack of knowledge of the planet, Triaz, is now abundantly clear. On a mission to find her best friend, Jax, she must infiltrate the Crank Pit, a brutal complex where Mian enter, only to leave absent a heartbeat.
Braita Valorn is stuck. She has no real freedom, her existence dependent on what the men of Triaz decide. But she desperately wants it to be, and will do anything to capture it.
Judgments are made, an archaic stand within Mian laws, and Braita finds herself charged with treason. But never one to sit during a battle, she risks her last chance of release with blackmail.
Braita Valorn is a disaster walking. One mistake after another on the planet Triaz has landed her in trouble time and again.
Will Braita obtain her freedom?
Or will she finally accept a life she never asked for?
Firstly I would like to thank the lovely author and NetGalley for kindly providing me with a coy of “Cold Mark” to read and review.
I love all work created by Dawn, she certainly has a nack for creating imaginative worlds and characters, so it was not surprising how much I FLOVED this one.
What would you do for your life?
For your freedom?
Would you be able to kill another living thing?
This is the story of Braita’s fight for herself and her freedom
Braita is barely eighteen when her world and people ship her off to the planet Triaz after a huge devastation occur on their current world, Joyal, her future there is unknown, but there are talks of slavery. Triaz is ruled by the Mian, a race of barbaric “Aliens” that are bigger, quicker, and stronger than the humans of Joyal, where touching is most definitely permitted.
She is a feisty, spit fire, adventurous girl. We’re taken through her journey into a world completely foreign to her and read as she navigates it all.
Throughout her journey she has one stable person in her life, her one friend, Jax, but physical intimacy is outlawed so the most they’ve ever done is just look at each other, and of course train together in combat.
Then there’s the Plumas of the West and of the East. These guys are the heads of Mian society and Braita is bound to one pair through the mark she is given as a slave. These Plumas are interesting in their own rights. Each pair introducing Braita to a different section of Mian society and elevating her from her slave status. They care for her, but they also have the power to hurt her the most.
Who should she trust?
Cold Mark is a non-stop, science fiction, action adventure with incredible world building and also provides heartfelt, emotional connections to the characters created in this fantasy world.