Love And Symbolism In The Winner's Curse

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The Winner 's Curse is set in a dystopian world where one empire has defeated another in war, and has currently enslaved the defeated people while ruling them in their own country. Kestrel is the daughter of the general of the ruling class. She 's more skilled of mind than in weaponry, and is known for her talent in finding out deceits and lies. Yet she is unable to put her finger on the dilemma that is Arin, who is a slave she bought on impulse, and slowly finds herself falling in love with her slave, while both of them try to win the battle between love and loyalty. I had mixed feelings towards this book. Sure it had a lot of things I loved, but it lacked a "wow" factor that would 've blew my mind away. But still, this book also had a lot of potential, and I think it 's a terrific series starter, and promises epic things that can happen in the sequels. I really liked the world building of the book. There was a stable backstory for both societies - the rulers and the enslaved - with importance given to both of their culture. I liked the fact that these had a hint of my own culture - the Valorians ate by hand and were known for their spices and the Herrani gave importance to ancient literature, and called their mother "Amma" which has the same meaning in my language as well ( Which was a pleasant surprise) I didn 't know whether it was intentional or not, but I still enjoyed the rich culture portrayed in The Winner 's Curse all the same! Kestrel was really refreshing as a

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