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A 2018 romance science-fiction series written and self-published by Katherine Bennet.

Books:

  1. The Blooming (2018): A pre-prequel detailing how Tobin Kalos's parents got together when in a black ops team. The book is part of a five-book anthology that attempts to re-imagine Beauty and the Beast.
  2. Black Rose (2018): A prequel detailing Annabel Tavian's parent's murder, and her rise to power.
  3. The Seers (2018): Technically the first book, details the Niotians and Tavians attempts to kill and/or secure Leonora, a Seer.
  4. The Warriors


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This series provides examples of:

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: The romance arcs between Leonora and Tobin and Annabel Cyrus.
  • Blessed with Suck: Seers have the power to foretell the future through quick analysis of events, however the same society that genetically engineered them keeps them in a group of suites called the Seers Panel, prohibiting them from going out into the world except for on certain occasions.
  • Cain and Abel: Annabel and Cyrus Tavian.
  • Color-Coded Eyes: All Seers have blue eyes to indicate their powers, and the Niotians and Tavians also try to keep to one eye color in thier gene pools, with the Niotians having blue eyes and the Tavians having black eyes.
  • Feminist Fantasy: Many of the main characters are female, and even all of the series' covers so far have only had female characters on them. The author even states that she likes to write strong female characters.
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  • Genocide Backfire: The Niotian Seers were all killed off, and the last one, Leonora, exiled, but in The Seers, Leonora is sought after by both factions of the Enlightened Society.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: The genetic "norm" within the Niotians and Tavians. Niotians have blonde hair and blue eyes, and Tavians have white hair and black eyes.
  • Great Offscreen War: The war within the Enlightened Society that split them into the Tavians and Niotians.
  • It Sucksto Bethe Chosen One: Leonora, the last known Seer, is constantly hunted down by the Tavians, who can't decide whether to kill her, use her, or keep her as a trophy.
  • My Parents Are Dead: Annabel and Cyrus's mother and father were killed, leaving them in charge of running the Tavian society.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Captain Anuva and Captain Ichiro's first names are never given.
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