Nothing in Phoenix’s life ever went right. He never knew where his next meal would come from or if he would be safe going home at night. Desperate to escape, he trusts the wrong person. A different kind of evil wrapped in hope led him into the claws of a prison he might not survive.
Gryphon took a chance on a new life and ended up a captive. To his shock, he wasn’t alone. Twenty boys experimented on physically and mentally, few would ever see the light of day again.
A family forged in the fires of hell. Escape came, but at the price of losing more of themselves than they realized. They must depend on each other and new friends. No-one is expecting to find love, but love may find them anyway.
Their mission is clear: Find the people who did this to them and destroy them.
My rule is, if a book makes me cry than its an automatic five! If an author can put that much emotion into even one scene to suck me in and get that emotion out of me then they deserve it and this was no different. I won’t do the spoiler and mention the exact one, but safe to say that this whole book is an emotional roller coaster. Not just for the reader but for the ‘boy’ involved. Whom the story is based.
** I call them boys, even though at this point they are men of mid to late twenties. You will get the boys reference when you read**
This is the first in the series so a lot of information is given, but done in a way that is not overwhelming or convoluted. Its all info we need to know or this first book would not come off as well as it did.
The main character focus however is Nix and Gryph, and the story on how they came to be and how we can expect them to fix and solve the issue at hand.
I just loved not only these two together but all of these guys, how well they work together, play together, understand each other and not just because of the situation they are now in.
We are left with a cliffy, not a huge step off into mid air one, but one none the less.