Well, WOW. I am near speechless & just AH MY HEART HURTS In a good way!!!!
This was just so incredibly... EVERYTHING! Oh my GODDD the prose & the story, both, just astoundingly beautiful, especially the whole slow burn sapphic love story aspect that successfully swept me, SO HARD, off of my feet. (Also May Include: Assassins !, life changing apocalyptic—similar to the Exodus—happenings, & political/ courtly intrigue PLUS a gorgeous, hilarious, found family of girls in an elite royal troupe of aerial silks performers, the Royal Flyers, who live in the Palace, not to mention this very troupe includes the two MCs!!! Yay!)
This novel is truly something extraordinarily written, & I enjoyed it IMMENSELY. I fell in love with both MCs Natasha & Ella (each with their own POVs) IMMEDIATELY! You will root for them as they fight for their survival AND their love story from their very first meet-erm-whatever(?)