Hello, reader friends! I have been drooling over the gorgeous cover of Emberhawk by Jamie Foley through my work at JustRead! It is my great pleasure to welcome back our teen guest reviewer with her thoughts on this young adult fantasy novel!
about the book
Emberhawk by Jamie Foley (The Katrosi Revolution book 1)
The elementals have decided they’re gods, and humans are nothing but fuel for their fire.
A starving trapper.
Merciless drought withers Kira’s ranch, leaving her family hungry—and desperate enough to cross the border into the forbidden forest to trap wild game.
But the forest is infested with tree-scorpions and giant cats that wield elemental invisibility, and they’re hungry, too. When Kira mistakes one elemental creature for another, she ends up with the last thing she wants in her trap: an enemy soldier.
An invisible spy.
Ryon can’t afford to be a prisoner of war. If the Malaano Empire extracts his secrets, the rumors of war will be confirmed—and the tribes stand little chance against the Empire unless they can put aside generations of bad blood for the sake of a Tribal Alliance.
When Ryon’s escape leaves Kira injured and her livelihood in flames, Ryon must choose between aiding her… or returning to his chieftess with vital information. But can he survive the trek when an elemental pursues him for his rejected heritage?
A sacrificial princess.
Imperial Princess Vylia is given a powerful ancient stone as her wavesinger trials approach. But is the stone’s whispering voice from the water goddess, or a masquerading elemental the creator god imprisoned millennia ago?
When Vylia’s diplomatic mission to the tribal lands erupts in fiery revenge, she, Kira, and Ryon must work together to survive—or become pawns in the battle of the gods.
by teen guest reviewer, Faith
Emberhawk immerses readers in a vivid world full of intrigue and wonder from the very beginning—aka, the absolutely beautiful cover. The intricate yet seamlessly woven storyworld inspired grins and gasps of both delight and horror as I eagerly turned each page.
Instead of dumping Ryon’s tangled past into the reader’s lap all at once, the author slowly revealed it bit by bit and I eagerly awaited each new clue that would help me unravel his past. Ryon and Kira’s often volatile relationship, from their very rocky start to the promising bud of happily-ever-after, kept me grinning in delight. Despite the fact they didn’t have much screen time, Kira’s playful and sensible brothers are favorites of mine—especially when all three siblings are teasing each other.
Emberhawk’s story was just as delightful as its cover suggested. I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy fantastical worlds and cultures and I am eagerly anticipating the next book which will hopefully dive even deeper into the different peoples and their diverse cultures.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
about the author
Jamie Foley loves strategy games, home-grown berries, and Texas winters. She’s terrified of plot holes and red wasps.
Her husband is her manly cowboy astronaut muse. They live between Austin, TX and their family cattle ranch, where their hyperactive spawnling and wolfpack can run free.
The Katrosi Revolution series
preorder now available… book 2 releases March 2021
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