Title: The Prison Healer
Series: The Prison Healer #1
Author: Lynette Noni
Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years fighting for survival in the notorious death prison, Zalindov, working as the prison healer.
When the Rebel Queen is captured, Kiva is charged with keeping the terminally ill woman alive long enough for her to undergo the Trial by Ordeal: a series of elemental challenges against the torments of air, fire, water, and earth, assigned to only the most dangerous of criminals.
Then a coded message from Kiva’s family arrives, containing a single order: “Don’t let her die. We are coming.” Aware that the Trials will kill the sickly queen, Kiva risks her own life to volunteer in her place. If she succeeds, both she and the queen will be granted their freedom.
But no one has ever survived.
With an incurable plague sweeping Zalindov, a mysterious new inmate fighting for Kiva’s heart, and a prison rebellion brewing, Kiva can’t escape the terrible feeling that her trials have only just begun.
Wow. I was totally glued to this read!
Kiva is an inmate and healer in the unforgiving prison, Zalindov. Having kept her head down for the last 10 years she has fared ok and lives for the notes she gets from her family promising they are coming until 1 day a note arrives about a new, very sick, prisoner, the Rebel Queen, saying to keep her alive. However the Rebel Queen has to survive the Trial by Ordeal first…….
What follows was just magic to my eyes!
The world building was superb, not overdone, and painted a perfect picture of the vile insides of a prison.
I really loved the characters for all different reasons, Kiva, Tipp, Naari and Jaren. Especially Jaren!
‘You have the prettiest eyes I’ve ever seen. Like sunlight on the sea.’
I willed Kiva to have more poppymilk!!!!
But the twists! The twists! Never saw them coming! My jaw hit the floor! I was gobsmacked!
Book 2 please!