Not all are free. Not all are equal. Not all will be saved.
Our world belongs to the Equals aristocrats with magical gifts and all commoners must serve them for ten years. But behind the gates of England’s grandest estate lies a power that could break the world.
A girl thirsts for love and knowledge.
Abi is a servant to England’s most powerful family, but her spirit is free. So when she falls for one of the noble-born sons, Abi faces a terrible choice. Uncovering the family’s secrets might win her liberty, but will her heart pay the price?
A boy dreams of revolution.
Abi’s brother, Luke, is enslaved in a brutal factory town. Far from his family and cruelly oppressed, he makes friends whose ideals could cost him everything. Now Luke has discovered there may be a power even greater than magic: revolution.
And an aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.
He is a shadow in the glittering world of the Equals, with mysterious powers no one else understands. But will he liberateâ€”or destroy?
Gilded Cage is one heck of a debut novel for Vic James. The world of Equals and Commoners engulfed me from the beginning. I loved following all of the twists and turns of the different families. Having the chapters rotate points of view really added to the story and help me connect with all of the characters involved and either love them or extremely dislike them even more. I already have book 2 added to my wishlist because I NEED to know what happens next!
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“Government is not what defines us, Chancellor. Nor is power. Nor is wealth. Skill is what defines us. The slavedays have made us forget that.”
“Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.”
“He’s me. He’s the only other rotten fruit on the family tree. The only one in our great and glorious history with no Skill–until I came along.”
“Jenner wound his fingers in her long hair as if he never wanted to untangle them again, and she pressed her face to his chest and breathed him in.”