Book Review: My Fearful Symmetry by: Denise Verrico

 
Rating: 4/5

Publisher: L & L Dreamspell

Publish Date: June 20, 2011

Origins: From Author for Review

Format: E-book

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: A boy becomes a vampire and fights to become a man.

Only the most gifted and beautiful Immortyls are chosen to serve Mother Kali as adepts of the ancient arts…

For nineteen-year-old Cedric MacKinnon, the promise of eternal youth and celebrity sounds like a dream come true. It becomes a nightmare when a master vampire plucks the boy from the London streets and spirits him away to India. In the fabled ashram of the adepts of the ancient arts, Cedric undergoes the grueling process of training as a temple dancer and courtesan. With the threat of revolution hanging over court, the chief elder employs the boy he names Shardul in dangerous games of seduction and intrigue. Hated by the chief’s mistress and abused by those he entertains, Cedric struggles with visions of a violent destiny that seem to come from Kali herself. The stakes are heightened when the rebel leader, Loki, is brought to India for trial and Cedric is forced to choose between the protection and patronage of a powerful elder and his love for a beautiful female adept. 

Review: My Fearful Symmetry is the third book in The Immortyl Revolution series; however, it is the first of the series that I've read. I didn't feel lost or as if I was missing something integral to understanding the story. This is definitely a book for adults, but it isn't explicit in its depiction of sexuality.

Cedric starts out as a dying rent-boy, who is gifted in music and beauty, and draws the eye of Raj - who is an Immortyl. An Immortyl, to use a more current vernacular is a vampire. Cedric, once transformed, becomes Shardul and begins training to learn to be an adept - a highly prized courtesan in the Immortyl world.

I enjoyed the way that Cedric really came into his own by the end of the book and discovered his own worth. In a way, it was like watching a caterpillar transforming into a beautiful butterfly. Written in haunting words, My Fearful Symmetry is a story of love, politics, possession, and understanding oneself.

The Immortyl Revolution: Cara Mia (1), Twilight of the Gods (2), My Fearful Symmetry (3)

 

1 comment:

  1. I have been looking for this kind of book.really find interesting and insightful. Everything else you describe, makes it seem like a book I'd love.I loved this book for the beauty of the writing..
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