Truth in the Dark
"I am not beautiful..." Knife's entire existence has been as twisted as his flesh and his face. The only thing beautiful in his life is his sister. When Gwennie is obliged to turn a suitor down because she fears to leave her brother to the brutality of their village, Knife is desperate for... show more
"I am not beautiful..." Knife's entire existence has been as twisted as his flesh and his face. The only thing beautiful in his life is his sister. When Gwennie is obliged to turn a suitor down because she fears to leave her brother to the brutality of their village, Knife is desperate for anything to ensure her happiness. Her suitor's cousin offers him a way out, but it won't be easy. Aerie-Smith has been cursed to walk upright in the form of a beast, and his beloved village suffers from the same spell. Aerie-Smith offers Gwen a trousseau and some hope, if only Knife will keep him company on his island for the span of a year and perform one "regrettable task" at year's end. Knife is unprepared for the form the island's curse takes on his own misshapen body. In one moment of magic, he is given the body of his dreams—and he discovers that where flesh meets spirit and appearance meet reality, sometimes the only place to find truth is in the darkness of a lover's arms.
Publish date: June 16th 2010
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 145
Edition language: English
Recommended This one was better on the re-read. No matter what I write, I will not be able to convey just how good this book is.Knife is horribly disfigured and treated appallingly by the people of the town he lives in. In his pain and in an attempt to protect himself, his personality becomes abrasi...
This was a surprise. I didn't think I would love this story as much as I did. Naef was born with a few physical defects, then puberty was a little cruel. After growing up abused by the villagers, he prefers to be called Knife and hardens himself to everything around him. When his sister falls in...
YOU GUYS THIS BOOK It was soo perfectly Imperfect Every sentence was breathtaking. I want to jump in there and never ever come out. The words, the building, the pain, the joy, the heartache, the angst, the love. The wordsThe wordsThey took my breath away "I'd known before that his hands on my body,...
This book was such a different experience from my usual Amy Lane dance, but holy hell, I loved it. Dark and beautiful, full of soul and love. Heavy themes like bullying and harsh punishments. And magic. And fairies. Oh. Yes, all of those. And the end result was just beautiful. Ms Lane wields a mig...
I feel a little conflicted about this book. There were parts of this book I really liked and there were parts I’m not so sure about. We have Naef, a man disfigured since birth. He gets asked to accompany Aerie-Smith to his enchanted island and live there for a year. Aerie-Smith walks and talks, but ...
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