Katherine’s place is the same as any woman’s—on the shelf next to the dresses and bolts of cloth. When she’s sold to a warlock, life grows even bleaker. Her new owner is as old and rancid as he is cruel, driving her to do the unthinkable: run.
Nothing prepared her for being on her own. And she’s definitely unprepared for the warlocks hunting her down. But she must stay one step ahead because if caught, the best she can hope for is death.
Mine To Tarnish is the beautiful prequel novella of Janeal Falor’s “Mine” series. It’s about a girl named Katherine who gets sick of being used only as a thing for men (warlocks) to breed sons who will hopefully grow up into powerful warlocks. When she is sold by her father, she is expected to sit tight and do as she is told (or else suffer the consequences). But when her mother helps her run away from her dreadful fate, she meets a tarnished man named Charles who is willing to help her get away from her master, even if she brings danger in her wake.
This prequel novella is simply fantastic and was such a thrill to read, it’s turning out hard not to only gush about it. I fell in love with the characters and their fiery personalities. I fell in love with the cause and the bravery it takes to accomplish it. I loved, loved, loved the feelings that grew between Katherine and Charles, of how unusual and yet how perfect they are together. I’m a big puddle of feelings, and just because of a 128 page novella.
I’m pretty sure many will enjoy reading Mine To Tarnish just as I did if they ever give it a chance. This magical world is complex and there are many things left to explore. Katherine’s story is just a small taste of what the first book, You Are Mine, is all about. This novella is not entirely necessary to read before the first book, but it does explain a few stuff and does brings insight on Katherine’s role in it. So either way, before or after, it works. The important thing is that you get to start with the series, and I personally think this novella is the perfect way. 😉