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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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