Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga #1) by Forthright

Tsumiko inherits an ancestral home, a vast fortune, and a butler who isn’t exactly human.

Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox – Forthright


Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox – Forthright


Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox

by Forthright

(Amaranthine Saga Series)

Paperback, 478 pages
Published February 22nd 2018

Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox – Forthright


Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox – Forthright



I must say I’m a little lost for words.

Let’s start from the beginning. Ilona, one part of my favorite author couple Ilona Andrews, rarely recommends book, and I rarely buy books that are recommended by authors. But the first book that she recommended and I ended up really enjoying, confirmed that I really like her taste in books. So, this time she recommended Tsumiko, here is the blog post with excerpts etc and she has a way better way of explaining the ins and outs of this novel.

Anyway, two days after reading Ilona’s article I was sitting down with my very own paperback copy.

And OMG!!!!!

All I can say is this story is so UNIQUE!!!!!

I have a hard time putting all my thoughts on paper. If you’ve ever watched a manga series on TV (in my case it was Sailor Moon), or read manga comics, you’ll love this book. It’s so creative and it has this Japanese style to it. The premise is very manga. The book is full of characters that can shift into animals and have animal characteristics. There is this secret society, with magic and century old stories. The entire saga has an utterly fascinating and enthralling back story.

I always complain about cookie cutter stories. Plots that are done over and over again, tropes that have been used hundreds of times. My biggest complaint ever is originality. And here is one of the most original tales ever!!!

It’s about an heiress and the estate she is inherits. With the estate comes responsibilities of a kind she never knew existed. She now owns a butler. A very special kind of butler. An inhuman butler. Someone that hates that he is owned, corralled and collared. Their relationship is unique and the changes between them were fascinating to witness. His needs and the way she tended to him was beautiful and captivating. It’s a slow burn kind of love story, that’s deeply layered and stunningly beautiful.

Since it was a debut novel, it wasn’t perfect. But it was genuinely awesome!! The author managed to do the one thing I adore most of all. She wrote a story that was out of this world fascinating. Creative. Spellbinding.

It was slow burn, the farthest from explicit, but it was intimate. In a sense that I’ve never read before. Intimate between individuals on a very spiritual and deeply satisfying level. It’s hard to explain, but it kept me enthralled and allowed the relationships between these characters to reach a level that’s rarely seen in romance books.

All I can say is, take a chance on something unique!!!

I’ve already stalked the author, and she is working on the second book, a standalone in the same world, that will continue the overall story arc. I honestly can’t wait to read it, it is now one of my most highly anticipated novels this year. The expected release date is Fall 2018!!

Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox – Forthright


Humanity is rocked by the Emergence of a people who call themselves the Amaranthine. They are our myths and legends come to life. Neither human nor animal, yet embracing qualities of both, the inhuman races inspire both awe and fear. Every newsfeed is clogged with updates about the peace process, but some places don’t concern themselves with worldly affairs. Like the girls’ school run by Saint Midori’s of the Heavenly Lights, where Tsumiko Hajime grew up.

A letter from a long-lost aunt names Tsumiko heiress to an ancestral estate and its accompanying fortune. Only the legacy comes with an aloof heirloom: an inhuman butler. Argent has served the Hajime family for centuries, and Tsumiko must renew the generational bond or he’ll die. Argent hates her for the hold she has over him, but he craves her soul almost as much as he craves his freedom.

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FORTHRIGHT is a teller of tales who began as a fandom ficcer. Known for page-turning adventures with romantic inclinations, forthy brings her usual warmth and enthusiasm into brand new avenues with original works like the Amaranthine Saga.

Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox – Forthright

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