*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
Book one in the Irdesi Empire story. This book starts with some awesome world building which leads to us to main character known as Sigil who is one incredible killing machine. I was impressed with her skills I must say and this admiration continued throughout the book. We get a consensual steamy scene and then the reason for the disclaimer on the blurb comes into play not too long after that. I can fully admit that I was prepared for a scene or two of brutality but this was a little more than I bargained for even if I did fully understand as well as enjoy the actual story line itself. Great science fiction romance novel but way too much for my personal tastes though if that is your cup of tea this book is so for you. I liked it for the most so I can give it 3/5 stars though I really hope things go better for Sigil in the next installment in the series.