Stella Atrium has crafted a tale that is littered with intrigue and that examines colonial yoke borne by indigenous peoples. The narrative is twisty and the author shines a strong light at oppression and the fast-paced narrative doesn't lack the social commentaries that allow the human condition to take form in the story. There are secret dealings, alliances fueled by greed, rebellion, and political machinations — all so deftly wrapped to offer an enjoyable reading package to readers. Characters like Kelly, Brianna, and Hershel are well-written and they will instantly win the interest of readers. This highly original, thought-provoking and poignant narrative features superior storytelling and has those nuanced characters that are unforgettable. The lyrical imagery absorbs readers into the already wonderfully drawn world, the unflinching examination of colonial injustices and the resilience of a people who refuse to go down feeds the pathos, and the author's extraordinary ability to explore human emotion in detail makes the story searing.