The Golden City
Synopsis: Genoveva Jardim’s father was a monster—a defrocked priest who used his healer’s gift to murder instead. Determined to make amends for the deaths her father brought to the Golden City, she turned her back on her life among the aristocracy. She’s chosen to work for the Special Police, learning how to use the healer’s gift she’d never even known she had. She wants to save lives instead of killing like her father.
Rafael Pinheiro has kept an eye on Miss Jardim for some time now. The very first time he met her, his seer’s gift told him he would someday marry her. What he can’t figure out is why he would choose her. She’s young and an aristocrat—hardly a match for a mere police captain raised in an orphanage. They don’t seem to have anything in common.
But when Miss Jardim’s life is threatened, everything changes…
Review: I enjoyed the first three volumes and learning that the author had written two more novellas after the end of the story, I admit that I was curious to discover them. I wondered if these short stories would take place during or after the story and it was nice to discover what happened to the other secondary characters a bit more, because yes, we follow here Rafael and Genova, two protagonists previously discovered. Moreover, even if we have the mention of Duilio and Joaquim, the story really focuses on these two!
So as I said here we follow Genova and Rafael. Both work in the special police but they did not expect to have a case concerning the young woman that would unite them. Indeed, it would seem that a man is harassing Miss Jardim and even if she wanted to handle the problems alone, she realizes very quickly that this is not possible. And that’s where something is starting to appear between her and our dear captain.
I will not say more not to spoil the reading (which you can imagine is pretty fast) but I had a good time with it. It was nice to see the universe and to know the future of some other characters. I’m just a bit disappointed about the fast relationship, and I would have liked a little more development, but it was an enjoyable read and I am curious to read the second story now!
That’s great that you got two more novellas to a favorite series. Looks like an exciting one, too. 🙂
yes it’s nice!
I get why it is fast, but still too fast is still too fast, but I forgive
I too have issues when the romance is fast with not much development. At least the rest of the story made up for it.
Glad the rest of the story made up for the super fast romance. This does sound fun.
It’s great to hear that you are continually enjoying this series. I hope the author gives you more!
Bummer about that fast relationship
I’m happy you got two more novellas to enjoy in a series you enjoy. Anne – Books of My Heart
It is always fun to get a little something extra in a well-loved series. I am glad that you enjoyed this novella, Melliane.
Oh I didn’t realize she had written short stories and more books set in this world! I still have to catch up, but I loved the first book.
Glad you enjoyed it. And it’s always nice to hear of additional novellas after a series ended. 🙂