I had the pleasure of beta reading this little gem. And to be honest, I've read a few debut novels that were good, but never came close to this!
The story is from the point of view of Violet, an escaped convict who finds out she's from a long line of heroes and she's next in line to play the role. Something she really wants to avoid at all costs, preferring a life of solitude with her one and only best friend of the four-legged furry variety. But when Ethan and soon there after Aurora join her and she's coerced into the role of hero. But don't worry, Violet's got a plan and playing hero isn't apart of it. Well, maybe just until it pads her pockets enough to disappear.
Set in the world of steam punk fantasy, Makayla Yokley has woven a thrilling tale of adventure with complex characters that bring the story to life and makes you forget that you are reading the story instead of watching it unfold before you.