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Book Review: Struggling with the Current (The Telverin Trilogy) by ARK Horton

Struggling with the Current

Series: The Telverin Trilogy, #1

Author: A.R.K. Horton

Genre: Fantasy

Book Description:

Princess Eya’s life changes forever with the discovery of the Statue of the Goddess Winds, just as she’s coming of age. The long over-looked kingdom of Hicares finds itself in a war it isn’t prepared for against the far more powerful empire of Pescel. To survive, Eya must flee her home, losing everything and everyone she loves in the process.

Yet, by leaving behind all she’s ever known, she learns that her sheltered life didn’t prepare her for the real world’s strange and frightening nature. She encounters people, places, and creatures beyond anything she ever imagined, along with sinister enemies from every direction. Perhaps her most surprising revelation is that she is developing terrifying powers of her own. Will Eya be able to find happiness in her new life, or will she continue struggling with the current?

Rating: Intriguing, Distant (Are you all used to my ratings?) Continue reading “Book Review: Struggling with the Current (The Telverin Trilogy) by ARK Horton”

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ARC Review: Dust of a Moth’s Wing (The Age of Fire) by R. Ramey Guerrero

Dust of a Moth’s Wing

Series: The Age of Fire, #1

Author: R. Ramey Guerrero

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: March 25th, 2022

Book Description:

The age of Fire begins in six days.

For fifteen hundred years, Slate and the other rebels have trained students to return Fire’s energy to the city of Wen. All have failed. Only one is left, and Nokhum’s past is less than ideal. If he cannot convince the Council of Elders to allow Fire magic to return, chaos will claim the city. The rebels are determined to avoid that end- even if it means sacrificing his student to chaos’s demons to make the Council believe Fire’s energy is necessary.

Magically talented people are disappearing.

Nokhum is convinced that his life-mate is still alive- no matter what everyone else says. Human slavers who salivate for magical beings have taken her. Realizing the Council of Elders will not help him, he seeks forbidden magics to find her. His plans are derailed when Slate sends him out of the city for training. Will his time in the Whisperwood be his undoing?

 

Rating: Compelling, awesome characters; fascinating world-building Continue reading “ARC Review: Dust of a Moth’s Wing (The Age of Fire) by R. Ramey Guerrero”