The Devil’s Garden

Title: The Devil’s Garden

Publisher: Carina Press

Pub Date: 27 June 2011

ISBN: 9781426891793

Author: Kindred, Jane

‘The Devil’s Garden’ by Jane Kindred is a strange story. Well, at least, it is strange to me in the beginning. It was rather difficult to grasps and imagine the world of the characters, but I got used to it after awhile and everything was absolutely captivating from then on.

This book ought to be praised for the creativity and imagination, and I devoured this book within an hour. Highly engaging, seductive and delicious fiction to read.

If you’re looking for a quick escape to the world of sexual intrigue and passionate fantasy, then  you might want to pick up this book. You won’t regret it, I promise you.

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars. I received an ARC of this book from Carina Press via Netgalley.

Book description:

In the Devil’s Garden, appearances can be deceiving…

Ume Sky enjoys her place of honor as temple courtesan for the reigning Meer of In’La-until an assignation with a client ends in violence. Her elite status stripped away, Ume is forced to return to a life on the streets as Cillian Rede, the boy she used to be.

Cillian finds temporary harbor with dockhand Cree Sylva, where fear keeps him from revealing his former identity. As the two become lovers, Cillian learns that Cree is not without secrets…

When Cillian has the opportunity to regain his position through a liaison with the Meer himself, he is torn between his feelings for Cree and his need to live as Ume. But there’s even more at stake when Ume finds herself entangled in a plot to rid the Delta of divine rule…