Author: Kim Fielding
Genre: M/M, Fantasy
Series: Book One in Ennek Series
Rating: * * * * *
Romance Level: ♥
Stasis is a state which only the worst prisoners are put into as suspended animation for the duration of a time, a sentence until they are forgotten. They are then released only to become bond slaves.
Ennek is the son of the Chief, ruler in Praesidium. He is not the heir so there not much is expected from Ennek. He lives brushing the outskirts of the law especially because he is attracted to men, something not permitted in Praesidium. Ennek has nightmares that are becoming worse, especially when he discovers a prisoner, Miner, in stasis and feels an instant connection. But is Ennek’s need enough to save Miner?
Kim Fielding has created world where class is all that matters but love knows no bounds. She creates characters and a story that makes you want to stand up for what you believe in no matter the cost. This story is told through the third person from Ennek’s point of view. Her writing lets you feel what you want toward the injustice of the reluctant hero and his prisoner/slave without telling you how to feel.
The characters are skillfully crafted with mysticism and uniqueness each pulling Ennek and his values in a thousand different directions. I loved this book, the story line was unique and covered many serious political issues without being pushy.
I highly recommend this book to anyone. This isn’t just a romance book, as a matter of fact the romance is more of a cherry on top of a deep story filled with mystery and intrigue that left me wanting more. I cannot wait to read Flux, the next book in the trilogy!