Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

  • ISBN-10: 006238094X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062380944
  • Series: Shattered Realms (Book 1)
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (April 5, 2016)


Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he’s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. With time running out, Ash faces an excruciating choice: Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the 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. 

Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

Okay, I just have to start out this review with ... isn't the cover of the book just gorgeous?! 

Before you think me too shallow and easily swayed by a gorgeous cover (which at times I am) ...  I also have to add that Flamecaster (the story) far surpassed the beauty of it's cover!  

While set in the world of Ms. Chima's first series, Seven Realms, Flamecaster can be read as a stand alone first book in her new series. It is very well written with compelling characters and a plot that is and action packed from start to finish. 

I can't wait to read next book in the Shattered Realms series and while I am waiting for it to be released, I plan on catching up by reading the  Seven Realms!

4.5 Stars!

Thanks to HarperTeen and Edelweiss for the gift of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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