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Author: Olga Godim
Release Date: January 5, 2014
Series: None
Genre: High Fantasy | Romance | Young Adult | Magic/Elementals
Edition: mobi
Pages: 4339 (kindle pages)
Publisher: BURST
Interest: Requested by author
Source: Author (Thanks a lot Olga!)
Buy it here: Amazon

Blurb

To prove her Adept potential, seventeen-year-old mage Eriale embarks on her first magical quest. She expects a glittering foreign escapade but ends up in Grumesh, the land rife with poverty and violence, where local courier Kealan becomes her only friend and ally. Together, they survive an explosion, a treacherous incarceration, and a daring escape. Sparks of interest ignite between them, but before Eriale can explore her attraction to Kealan, she discovers blood magic running amok in the city. Her priorities must change. As an aspiring Adept, she is duty-bound to find and eliminate the blood mage of Grumesh, or the blood magic will taint the entire land. No matter the cost—her life or her heart—she can’t let the vile mage win.

Rating

5

Review

Plot | Story

A lovely concept with a fairly simple plot story. The pace of the story was great and classified this book as another of Olga’s no-nonsense book. No unnecessary melodrama, no useless twists and no over-writing, that’s how this book was and for me it was a real fairy-tale treat. This is the third book by Olga that I’ve read (the first two were Eagle En Garde and Squirrel Of Magic), and once again I’d like to say that her books are like fairy-tales for adults. I don’t know how she does this, but while and after reading her books one feels that the world is a beautiful and happy place where evil can never sustain. I love reading her and I hope you’ll do too!

Characters

The characters so well-developed that one just can’t hep falling in love with them. Eriale, the female protagonist, is just so adorable that she’ll instantly make a place in your heart. Koala, the male protagonist will do the same unless you’re a guy!

The character connect is just awesome and I’m sure I’ll never forget Eriale, just the way one never forgets Cinderella.

Romance

The romantic relation between Eriale and Kealan takes a considerable time to form and is really adorable. It’ll keep you entertained throughout the book.

Writing

The writing is amazingly easy and extremely relatable. You’ll get hooked in less than 20 pages and will not leave the book till you finish it.

She’s one of my favourite authors. Her books have made a special place on my shelf and I can’e imagine not reading her books over and over again!

Beginning

The beginning was really good. I really enjoyed it when Eriale turns a duchebag into a “muttonhead.” It was really funny and served as a great start for the book  to acquaint the reader with all the magic do’s and don’ts in the world of Eriale.

Ending

The ending was good except for the fact that the Eriale’s duel with Udolen ended too quickly, it could have been much more entertaining given the fact that Eriale was almost an adept and that the entire book ,kind of, revolved around that only! I feel that the ending needed some more magical action.

Cover Art

I don’t know how to put this, but it is quite horrible (sorry Olga!) A book this good really deserved a much, much better cover art!

All I can is don’t judge this book by it’s cover!

Blurb

The blurb is perfect. But if you’ll pick up the book just by reading it then you’ll find the ending quite dull and lacking extreme magical action.

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Other Stuff

Opening line: “Eriale exhaled slowly behind a heavy curtain.”

Highlights: Fresh magical adventure.

Lowlights: Cover art.

Final Thoughts: A beautiful tale.

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