I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.
In this book we meet Leiya and Feren. Leiya is a litter girl brought from Terra to Brion. Leiya never knew her original origins because she was taken as a small girl to see if a Terran could be introduced into the Brion society and raised as one of their own. The point of this was to ensure that no one would know about the little girl so only a few knew about her. As she grew up there were signs that showed she was different but her father the Senator always made sure to harm anyone that hurt her in any way. Seeing this type of violence made her a pacifist in her own society but when they found she could sing and move many they overlooked the fact that she was against any and all violence. So the night of the reception there is a chance that geshas and gerion (fated mates) can find one another. Leiya as a Brion woman is hoping to find hers on this night what she gets is a man she never thought she wanted.
Faren and his twin Gawen were born different than other Brion. Faren is emotionless and Gawen is almost explosive with rage when they are together they help each other find balance. Both wish to be great warriors and make their father proud. As the years pass they are able to accomplish this but with the helpful advice from the one other person Faren finds he trusts Diego Grothan. Diego meets the boys on the day of evaluation and lets them know some very important information. After that the boys spend more and more time together and build a bond that is still imporatant in this day. So when civil war breaks out and Gawen and Faren take different sides Faren is not upset that it is Diego who must take him out. He in his detatched mannor just understands what had to be done was done. On that day however Diego gives him some insight that bonds them even more. "Though Gawen was externally angry Faren is internally angry." At this moment Faren realizes he may have as much rage in him and his brother had when it was shown it would be explosive. However the night of the reception when he sees Leiya he knows he has found his one.
This is an amazing book. I thought it would be a short story like a lot of paranormal books are but this is a full length book. It will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what will happen next. It is amazing how two people with polar opposite views can find common ground and a love worth fighting for. I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.