The Prison Healer Review
The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni
This book starts with a devastating Prologue that gives us some background for our main character Kiva. I loved having this detail and it plays a big part in the plot. In the first chapter we are that brought to present-day with Kiva in her healer role. We follow her on her journey as she processes a new inmate and gets roped into giving him the orientation around the grounds of the prison. Over the course of several weeks, their relationship turns into friendship and enters our main male character Jaren.
One day during Kiva's normal workday a high-priority prisoner gets brought in for processing. The Rebel Queen has been captured and it's up to Kiva to keep her alive. She ends up taking on the Trail by Ordeal in place of the rebel queen - a set of 4 challenges one for each of the elements that are not only designed to be highly dangerous but should in fact kill most people.
We follow Kiva and her friends along harrowing experiences to get through the trails and win her freedom.
With truly deep world-building, characters that you can't help but love, and an epic plot twist at the end. This book is not to be missed.