She has no name.
She has her knives; her training; her halo.
The first and second give her the tools and the skill to defeat the opponents she is pitched against each month. The third frees her from pain and fear. From any kind of emotion at all. Everything is as it should be. Everything is as it should be, until…
When a newly-named Kit escapes the Sanctuary after killing her best friend, the last thing she needs is another knife in her hand. Or Ryka, the damaged, beautiful blonde boy, who she refuses to let save her. Still learning how to process the onslaught of her new feelings, the sights and sounds of Freetown are overwhelming and strange. There are a hundred differences between her old home and her new one, but one thing remains starkly similar: the matches. Yet where the blood in the Sanctuary landed only on the colosseum floor, Kit will quickly learn that a river of red runs through Freetown’s very streets.
Freed from the oppression of a society who stole her right to feel, the true horror of her old life leaves Kit wondering if she really has been freed at all. Would she be better off without the crippling horror of all the blood on her hands, or is the love of one boy worth living through all the pain?
Raksha is the call of the dead. The rumbling chant for fresh blood from the other side, the demand for sacrifice. The colosseum is behind Kit. The fighting pits await.
You have been called to the fights.
5 of 5 Raksha
First I have to say that Frankie Rose is an incredible writer. Lord knows when I am reading anything from her I close my world off and it is just me and the reading and nothing else. In Raksha I could not put it down. Lord I was hooked right from page one and kept reading. I have a new book boyfriend Ryka, blond and totally swoon worthy!
Can you imagine living in a world where you don't feel anything.Life just passes you by and do what your told and never ever question anything. Well welcome to Kit's life. She fights and she heals and she fights and she heals that is her reality but soon her reality is about to change and when it does things get complicated and feelings are felt that are not supposed to be felt and the reality of a new life and a new love is scary to Kit. She is nameless with her knives her training knowledge and her halo. Then her best friend is killed and Kit's world changes.
With all these things going on for Kit what happens next is the scariest for her. She has never felt anything but suddenly she feels something for Ryka. She just wants to be left alone but Ryka refuses to leave her alone. He wants to protect her and she wants nothing to do with him. Soon Ryka gets under Kit's skin and she realizes that everything she is and everything she knows is not what it seems and Ryka well maybe she can feel for him.
What will Kit decide? What will Ryka do? Will he stay by her side or leave her?
Frankie Rose:Frankie Rose was born in the United Kingdom, but now lives with her husband in sunny Australia.
She officially makes things up for a living, and when she's not doing that, she is generally making paper birds out of receipts and old lists or taking photographs that make her smile.