Goodreads: Until We Are Free
Author: T.M. Blayte
Published: 1st August 2018 (Alban Lake Publishing)
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “Nyl Jayms is tasked with kidnaping the Elder princess, to force her brother, the king, to negotiate with humans. The alternative is a war that could lead to the annihilation of both humans and Elders.
A Rider Council faction, led by Nyl’s father, is opposed to any negotiations. They will do anything, including sabotaging his assignment, to trigger a war.
Nyl and his team have to outsmart the king’s elite Royal Guard, to get to the princess, and somehow stay one step ahead of the faction opposed to negotiations. Everyone will be forced to re-evaluate ideology they were raised with, as an impending war looms ever closer.
Join these elite rebel warriors on a journey of war, betrayal, and political scheming, in Until We Are Free. In this debut novel from TM Blayte, faces of friends, family, allies and enemies will blur. Loyalties will be tested, until the determination to be free becomes the only thing that matters. After all, does one person’s freedom mean another person’s oppression? ” – Goodreads
Review: It was very different, yet not at the same time. You had a group of YAs just trying to do their part for the human race. They are in a world where you have Elders and humans. Humans aren’t treated that well, so they resist. Part of that resistance has the Riders, which is what the main character is. They are brought up to believe very specific things, yet Nyl starts to questions thinks with his team.
There are lies and people trying to win positions for the powers. Yet all Nyl wants to do is remain human, not become what they all believe the Elders to be. There are quite a lot of twists and turns and even some backtracking. It wasn’t overly confusing. It did feel like it could have been fleshed out a bit in some places, but either way it all worked.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Author. Does not affect my review)