Lesbian Book Review of ‘The Sovereign of Psiere’ by K. Aten
5.00 Stars. I enjoyed every second of this. The book is as good as the cover is beautiful. As most people know I’m a huge Aten fan. I love her writing style and really appreciate that she writes in so many different genres. All of her books are completely different and I love that you never know what she might write about next. This book was on my list of most anticipated books of 2019, and I’m happy to say it didn’t disappoint. This is spec-fic at its best and I can’t wait to read more in this ‘Mystery of the Makers’ series.
This book is actually a mash-up of many different genres. It is action-adventure, romance, steampunk, fantasy, and even more, rolled into one. It has a bit of Indiana Jones meets Tomb Raider feel but with queens and kings in a steampunk-like society. It is just so well imagined and really different than any other book I have read before. The world building is great as Aten designed a complete society from a royal ruling family to creatures of the sea and air. It’s a great fantasy world and I can’t wait to learn more of its secrets.
Besides this great new world Aten has created, she gives us characters we can root for too. The two mains are Commander Tosh, a by the book soldier with a heart of gold and Connate (meaning next in line to the throne, like a princess) Olivienne Dracore. Olivienne is an adventurist. Since their society is young, her job is to travel the continent, looking for clues of the mystery to how their people came to be. She loves the adventure of her job but chafes under the protection of her royal guards. When Commander Tosh is promoted to head of the guards to protect Olivienne, the two must learn to work together while their attraction steadily deepens. While I love spec-fic, I prefer my lesbian speculative fiction books to have a good romance. For you romance fans out there Aten does not disappoint.
After one book, I’m completely hooked into this new world and I can’t wait to see what happens next. While the storylines are open, the book doesn’t end on a big cliffhanger so you can start this series now without that worry. If you like action and adventure, bits of fantasy and steampunk, and of course a good romance, don’t let this book pass you by. It’s a great start to a series and I can’t wait to read more.
An ARC was given to me for an honest review.