Book Review: The Spymaster’s Redeemer

Title: The Spymaster’s Redeemer (Dreda’s Men)

Author: Alexie Bolton



Two people on opposite sides of a civil war. Frances Dreda is an officer in the Taylian State Security Bureau who enforces obedience to the law by the deterrent of prison and the noose. He investigates the activities of the outspoken and intellectual Lady Felea Whelani who he suspects aids the rebels by codebreaking and feeding and educating their children.

They should be mortal enemies but are intrigued by each other but he mistrusts women and Felea is repulses Felea by his detachment and his severity. Can love overcome cultural differences and prejudice? Can Felea humanise this officer?

My Review

4/5 Stars

A lot going on in this tale.

While this is a romance novel, it takes place in a time when women were little more than the property of men. Often marriage was used for bargains among royal/rich families rather than love. Felea isn’t the type of women to be concerned with marriage though. She wants to make the world a better place, to do what she can to further the next generation. When Dreda is put on her trail, things take an interesting turn.

There is plenty of action and romance in this story as well as intrigue. The romance in the story is very unlikely, and to me, it made it all the more entrancing of a read. This story is full of beautiful passages and descriptions. Character development was also well done.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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