Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years fighting for survival in the notorious death prison, Zalindov, working as the prison healer.
When the Rebel Queen is captured, Kiva is charged with keeping the terminally ill woman alive long enough for her to undergo the Trial by Ordeal: a series of elemental challenges against the torments of air, fire, water, and earth, assigned to only the most dangerous of criminals.
Then a coded message from Kiva’s family arrives, containing a single order: “Don’t let her die. We are coming.” Aware that the Trials will kill the sickly queen, Kiva risks her own life to volunteer in her place. If she succeeds, both she and the queen will be granted their freedom.
But no one has ever survived.
With an incurable plague sweeping Zalindov, a mysterious new inmate fighting for Kiva’s heart, and a prison rebellion brewing, Kiva can’t escape the terrible feeling that her trials have only just begun.
The Prison Healer was such a realistic read on life inside a prison. The storyline was very tense and the characters you fall in love with. Also this cover I really do love from fairyloot and the original cover I liked also. The flower so pretty looking and has meaning to it.
Kiva has spent her whole left in prison. After her father’s death she end up taking his place as prison healer. She tries her best to keep her head down low and heal prisoner’s all day long. Things was going good for her, but when the Rebel queen comes walking in Kiva life. Things takes an quick turn for herm Kiva life is in the Rebel queen hands. If she dies, Kiva won’t be saved.
This book deal with the harsh treatment of prison life. People will do anything to just survive there. Kiva is the warden favorite and craves into prisoners skin to let them where they belong. The prison healer was graphic and very detailed world building. It also have some magical elements and shocking secrets. I’m so looking forward to book two badly.
Prefect for fans who enjoy some slow pace fantasy read and shocking twists.