I’m looking for a beta reader or two to read my novel as a whole and just give me some opinions on it from a reading perspective. I can reciprocate if you’re looking for the same thing, but not if you want chapter by chapter comments. Blurb below:
After an attempt on Cilia’s life instead takes the life of her fiancé, she comes to realize that her home is no longer safe. Her father sends her on a mourning trip, something to distract her from the recent tragedy, as well as to distance her from the new danger. Brought up in the life of weapons, training, and soldiers, but unable to become one herself because of her status as a woman, Cilia has finally achieved her dream of going on a journey—at the cost of her fiancé’s death. Joined by her best friend Nic and her brother, Carlos, Cilia must travel north to reach the war camps where Carlos is to take command of the troops fighting against the rebellion. During the course of her trip, Cilia stumbles across a vitally important revelation: she is the only woman in all of Erminia who can open Duarte’s sacred Vault of Essence.
If the essence of magic inside the vault is destroyed, it will ripple across all users of Sanguinum magic, including Cilia and her family. It will result in the ultimate extinction of their magic. And now, trapped by a promise she’s made, trapped by the rebellion that wants her entire family dead, and trapped by her own irrational love for a man who has destroyed the life she once wished she could have, Cilia’s future seems set—she will open the Vault of Essence and inevitably cause her own family’s downfall. And maybe even her own.