Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. At nineteen, Ammey McKeaf is a golden-haired beauty that is beloved and protected, not only by her father, the most revered General in Azulland, but also by five elder brothers, all champions of the games that are held in the medieval island country. Her brothers have trained and challenged her all of her life, especially at swordsmanship, which will serve her well. Trouble At nineteen, Ammey McKeaf is a golden-haired beauty that is beloved and protected, not only by her father, the most revered General in Azulland, but also by five elder brothers, all champions of the games that are held in the medieval island country.
Trouble stirs when Marko Corin, the ambitious leader of Bellux-Abry, seeks to gain control of the country. When a pack strikes close to the Forge, home to the McKeafs, Ammey is escorted to sanctuary -- but sanctuary is a thing of the past. As violence reigns, Ammey is rescued and taken into the mystical Vihlae Forest, where she discovers strength she did not know she possessed, and learns the art of survival from one of her rescuers, sparking an undeniable passion.
As Ammey travels from one end of Azulland to the other, battling to survive and protect those around her, she will be tried and tested beyond anything she could have imagined, but will her efforts be enough to save herself and those she loves? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ammey McKeaf , please sign up. Am I the only one who noticed that this cover has been used for at least two other books?
There is "The Edge of Never" from J. Redmerski that is pretty popular and one other that I don't know the title. Did someone else notice? See 1 question about Ammey McKeaf…. Lists with This Book. Jul 14, Laura rated it it was ok. Ammey, despite being irresistibly beautiful is a strong female character who for the most part, demonstrated strength and backbone. She lives in a country divided by war with her well known army general father and her brothers. After the brutal murder of her best friend at the hands of the enemy, her SPOILERS I felt like this book could have been one of my favorites, but as I reflected on all I had just read I realized that there was a certain aspect that has almost completely ruined this for me.
After the brutal murder of her best friend at the hands of the enemy, her family sends her into hiding, to a place deemed secret and safe only to find it in the process of being attacked. Her escorts are killed but she is saved by a group of assassins, thus beginning her journey and introducing readers to love interest number one.
At this point, I didn't realize there was going to be a love triangle, although I should not have been surprised, as they just keep popping up everywhere. Ammey spends time with them and they teach her to be strong and basically how to kill, before enlisting her help in the assassination of a key player for the other side. Shortly thereafter based on the prophecy of some divine fey-like women, Ammey goes on without them. Her pre-destined path is different than theirs and she is to be essential in bringing peace to their nation.
I loathe pre-destined paths but this isn't what got me so irritated. Ammey eventually gets captured by the enemy, the same enemy responsible for the destruction of her intended safe haven and also for the brutal murder of her best friend.
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The king of these evil men is Marko Corin who doesn't have any idea of the brutality of their methods basically due to his own gullibility and turning a blind eye. He stops Ammey from getting killed and takes her to his castle where he orders his physicians to nurse her back to health. During her captivity, he coddles her, he tortures her, he falls in love with her and he eventually rapes her. It's not a violent rape, he actually has the gall to try and make it romantic.
Soft music, candles, drugged wine to make it easier. She also gets a gift from those fey like women who sent her down this road, she gets to experience the ordeal as if it was the sweet and consentual act of losing her virginity with love interest number one. I don't care how you dress it up, a rape is a rape. He never gave her any choice.
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He just told her it was going to happen eventually and then one night instructed the maids to get her prepared. I was cringing and disgusted but I had no idea he was going to become love interest number two. At that point I would have stopped reading.
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A significant amount of time goes by and he doesn't touch her again. He begs her forgiveness, he tries to talk to her but she won't speak. Eventually he wears her down and befriends her. In the eyes of his evil advisors he is becoming obsessed and they don't like it, but it's not until he catches them torturing her for her true identity that he puts his foot down and stops listening to them. However he too wants to know who she really is, but her injuries give her the perfect opportunity to fake memory loss, but it also gives him the opportunity to fake a marriage and a history with her.
So now she's been outplayed and has to go along with it. During this time he becomes a better man, he withdraws troops and stops the attacks. Word spreads that it is due to his new wife, the lady jade who is responsible for the change, yet no one outside his court has seen her or knows who she really is. His former evil advisors cannot allow this to stand and devise a plan to have her murdered, placing blame on his cousin Mehr, the other thorn in their sides.
Nothing goes according to plan, she escapes but they fake her death, and soon he becomes bitter and gullible once again and the attacks resume. This probably seems like a recap of the entire book but it's not. Loads of other things happen and the details were necessary in trying to illustrate what a terrible love interest Marko is.
It wasn't until the end of the book that I was even clear that he was a contender but it's stated very clearly that Ammey has developed feelings for him and cares for him. I could have forgiven this if it was faked, a sacrifice she would make to establish peace, or to ensure her own survival but it's not, and thus the love triangle and Ammeys choice get a lot more significance in a story that didn't need a love triangle and would have been extremely good without it.
Sep 10, Charity rated it liked it. This started out very well. Action right at the beginning.
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Honestly, the book kept me hooked the entire time. But it also irritated me.
This may be because it is about a girl who is stunningly gorgeous and everyone falls in love with her. What does that mean? A friggin love triangle. Carries right on into the second book. I know this because it has the first chapter at the end. Anyway, I think I could have given it a 4 if the silly girl would pick Umm Anyway, I think I could have given it a 4 if the silly girl would pick the right guy and stick with her choice.
If you don't mind that, it is a pretty cool story to get lost in. Jan 12, Bob Platypire rated it liked it. Okay, my true rating for this is more like a 3. Now, the plot was great, and I loved Ammey. I don't think everyone loved her for her looks, but for her heart and courage, her loyalty.
She is an amazing character! I don't mind the love triangle, I'm very interested to see how things develop. I'm am solidly TeamVincent. What got to me was the rape. I could never even pretend to care for someone who did that to me, and it continued to niggle in the back Okay, my true rating for this is more like a 3. I could never even pretend to care for someone who did that to me, and it continued to niggle in the back of my mind whenever she thought fondly of him and seemed to completely forget the horror of what happened to her. But it really bothered me, and so it had to affect my rating.
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I wasn't really fond of the narrator at first, but I grew accustomed to her voice and actually quite like her now! Her tension doesn't always feel right for the scene, but in general, she was pretty good. One thing DID bother me, though. And now I am confused lol. It's not a big thing, just one of those things that caught the attention of my weird brain and wouldn't let go.
In general, I would recommend this to those who like fantasy with a strong female lead.
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I definitely will be continuing this series. When a pack strikes close to the Forge, home to the McKeafs, Ammey is escorted to sanctuary - but sanctuary is a thing of the past. As violence reigns, Ammey is rescued and taken into the mystical Vihlae Forest, where she discovers strength she did not know she possessed, and learns the art of survival from one of her rescuers, sparking an undeniable passion. As Ammey travels from one end of Azulland to the other, battling to survive and protect those around her, she will be tried and tested beyond anything she could have imagined.
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