“In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything – even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.
Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.
There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life forever … and possibly the future of time itself.”
Jules is the main character of this book. She decided to go to the place she shouldn’t go at all, in order for her father to not keep giving time in order to pay the money they have to pay, because they can’t afford any of it. I really enjoyed her feeling of responsibility and just the fact that she didn’t make any stupid decisions because I really dislike it when main characters do that. With that I am really excited to see where her character development will go in the next installment.
Because I listened to the audiobook, it is a bit hard for me to comment on the writing style. But I did enjoy the writing style while listening to it. I enjoyed the world building and the concept of the story and time in general. I also didn’t see the ending coming at all, but I don’t see plot twist coming that often. I really enjoyed the main character and the way she was relatable.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. I really enjoyed the concept and execution of it and I really enjoyed Jules as a main character. There is a plot twist in the end of the book and I didn’t see it coming when it happened, I hadn’t even considered it an option. But now that I think back on it, I really like the way the book went. I am really excited to see what will happen in the next installment and how Jules will turn out.