The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Today is my last day as Violet Lasting. Tomorrow I become Lot 197.
Sold for six million diamantes, Violet is now Surrogate of the House of the Lake in the centre of the Lone City, the Jewel. Her sole purpose is to produce a healthy heir for the Duchess – a woman Violet fears and despises.
Violet is trapped in a living death, her name and body no longer her own. She fights to hold on to her own identity and sanity, uncertain of the fate of her friends, isolated and at the mercy of the Duchess.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Misogyny (theme)
- Child abuse
- Forced child sex work
- Forced child & teenage pregnancy (theme)
- Death of a friend
- Non-consensual medical procedures