I would like to say thank you to Olivia, and Titan for sending me a physical copy of A Market of Dreams and Destiny by Trip Galey for free in exchange for an honest review.
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Title: A Market of Dreams and Destiny
Author: Trip Galey
Pages: 400 pages
Below Covent Garden lies the Untermarkt, where anything and everything has a price: a lover’s first blush, a month of honesty, a wisp of fortune. As a child, Deri was sold to one of the Market’s most powerful merchants. Now, after years of watchful servitude, Deri finally spots a chance to buy not only his freedom but also his place amongst the Market’s elite when he stumbles into the path of a runaway princess desperate to sell her royal destiny.
But news of the missing princess and her wayward destiny spreads. Royal enforcers and Master Merchants alike are after it. Outmanoeuvring them all would all be hard enough had Deri not just also met the love of his life, a young man called Owain, whose employers are using the Market for their own nefarious schemes.
Deri soon finds that the price of selling the royal destiny, making a name for himself, and saving the man he loves is dear. The cost of it all might just change the destiny of London forever.
I don’t think it’s a big secret Readers, that I love a hidden world within our own. So, this book was right up my street.
A Market of Dreams and Destiny has a unique story and wonderful read stuffed to the brim with brilliant writing, world-building, and vivid characters. With the themes of true love, friendship, betrayals, and villainous mischief running throughout. There is honestly so much contained in this books pages if you fancy market politics, magic deals, and mysterious plots this book is for you.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and it was nice to have another fantasy book that isn’t purely romanced based and where the fantasy elements aren’t a second thought. The love story is adorable, as Deri and Owain try to work out how interested the other is and I am a sucker for it. The romance element runs throughout the story and was enjoyable and didn’t completely dominate the plot.
This is definitely a book I can see myself rereading and I wouldn't turn down an opportunity to return to the Untermark.