I am so excited to share my review for this book with you all because for a long time I have been excited to be getting into High Fantasy and this is my first go at it. I am reviewing Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima! If you’ve read it, let me know your thoughts below!
A burning vengeance.
Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. The son of the queen of the Fells, Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now Ash is closer than he’s ever been to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. As a healer, can Ash use his powers not to save a life but to take it?
A blood-based curse.
Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told the mysterious magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught.
Destiny’s fiery hand.
Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.
Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series a generation later, this is a thrilling story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death.
This was a monster of a book but I did it!!
This is my first Cinda Williams Chima book and I got exactly what I asked for: An Epic Fantasy. While I was a bit confused with the time jump at the start of the novel, I (mostly) understood everything else going on. I loved Jenna and Ash’s characters and thought they both developed well over the course of the novel.
Chima does a LOT of world-building in this novel, and while it seemed to take a long time, I eventually appreciated all that exposition since I had not read the original series and just started with this spin-off. Literally, moments after finishing this book I was looking up ordering the second book in the series and I cannot wait to read it and see where it takes our characters next!
I hope you all enjoyed this review! Let me know your thoughts below!
XOX Shelby Grace
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