THE TAKING: TALES OF MALSTRIA by Traci Robison (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) A girl on the cusp of womanhood, Amarys of Rensweald wants to live without limits. Her guardian, Leoric, encourages her to pursue her emerging desires while her tutor, Treowyn, instructs her to follow the rigid moral code he has set for himself. Amarys struggles to make the right choices, but when love gnashes her, she only wants revenge. Now she must face the monster she has released.
TANGLED: TALES OF MALSTRIA by Traci Robison (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) A runaway in twelfth-century York, Quin scraps together a life from stolen trinkets and constant hope. His knack for survival keeps him breathing after he's nabbed by Leoric of Rensweald. Quin alone knows Leoric's savage hunger and guards his secret with loyalty born of fear, ambition, and a strangled sense of brotherhood. "Why do you live?" Quin is asked. Through his struggle, he begins to discover the answer.
Lovely. A fictional story set in mid 1800 ' s U.S. Historical Slave period. A white girls loves for her mammy and begins to realize that she sees beyond color and more into the humanity of the slaves she grew up with. This book got me a little teary eyed at the end.