Vengeance (The Tainted Realm, #1)
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by Ian Irvine
Release date: March 31, 2012
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy

Ten years ago, two children witnessed a murder that still haunts them as adults.

Tali watched as two masked figures killed her mother and now, she has sworn revenge. Even though she is a slave. Even though she is powerless. Even though she is nothing in the eyes of those who live above ground, she will find her mother's killers and bring them to justice.

Rix, heir to Hightspall's greatest fortune, is tormented by the fear that he's linked to the murder, and by a sickening nightmare that he's doomed to repeat it.

When a chance meeting brings Tali and Rix together, the secrets of an entire kingdom are uncovered and a villain out of legend returns to throw the land into chaos. Tali and Rix must learn to trust each other and find a way to save the realm - and themselves.

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I had to reserve it when I saw it in the library first time. After borrowing it the book waited in the shelf for a good while before I finally managed to dwell into it. It was well worth it. Characters were well made and interesting, and their relationship as it unfolds was quite intriguing. I liked it a lot but it was not excellent. I would read the next books though to find out what happens to the main characters.
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