This is book two in the Veredian Chronicles series…if you’ve missed previous reviews check out my links below:
Born in a breeding compound, Valena has never known a day of freedom. As a child, her master burned her retinas to prevent her from mind-controlling those who meet her gaze. But she still controls people’s thoughts with a touch. Sold to the Xelix Prime Blood Houses, she is forced to use her ability to keep the other slaves compliant. When Fate places a powerful Counselor in her path, she plots and schemes to use him to escape, until her feelings for him complicate matters.
As her master’s plans take on a darker turn, lies, betrayal, and tragedy threaten any hope she ever held of a better future.
This book is standalone and the sequel to Escaping Fate.
I’m well and truly bingeing this series and it’s fantastic! Blind Fate is the second book in the Veredian Chronicles series. Valena, like Amalia, is a psi but has had some of her power taken by being blinded. I love that we have a lead character with a disability it was just such a positive thing to read.
Valena has been responsible for looking after the young women who are used in the illegal blood houses to heal the Tainted Xelixian males. She hasn’t so much as dreamed of a life away from captivity until she meets Zhul. A Prime he has no need for the services at the blood houses, in fact, he is appalled by what goes on there.
Zhul and Valena are the perfect match, but Valena’s master has his own plans for this couple and they have quite the fight ahead of them if they have any hope of getting a happily ever after. In Escaping Fate we see Zhul as one of the more villainous characters yet seeing the full story through Zhul and Valena’s POV’s in this book we see why he acted the way he did and understand the full situation.
We further follow the story of Amalia, Lhor and Khel which works really well with Valena and Zhul’s story. A few of the chapters are from Lhor’s POV and are really enjoyable. Seeing the world coming together and progressing as we learn more about newer characters really adds a lot to the reading experience for me.
Blind Fate can be read as a standalone, but I think for the best reading experience you would want to read the books in order.
I want to send a huge thanks to Regine Abel for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this book.
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Title: Blind Fate
Series: Veredian Chronicles #2
Author: Regine Abel
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Romance | Sci Fi | Aliens
Publication Date: 25 August 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Buy: Books2Read (Universal Link Redirects to Preferred Retailer)