kindling ashes

title: Kindling Ashes

author: Laura Harris

genre: Fiction, fantasy, dragons

dates read: April 3rd – April 4th

review: 5  out of 5 stars

summary: Giselle and Corran are from very different worlds, she is an orphan who lives on the streets, and he’s the son of a dragonslayer and lord.  16 years ago the dragons were seemly made extinct, but they found a way to preserve their species and this fact is what makes Giselle and Corran similar.  As they team up with a group trying to help bring the dragons back, each of them works through their own struggles and what that reality would mean for them.

personal thoughts: Perhaps I’m biased since Laura is a friend of mine, but I don’t think so.  I’ve known her to be a talented writer and I’m excited to see that talent shared with the world.  I loved the different perspectives of Giselle and Corran, how they each discovered things about themselves throughout the story, each had their personal journeys.  As someone who normally reads novels, stories that don’t contain fantastical elements, I’m always so amazed with stories that do contain those elements and how someone can come up with such a world.  Laura does it well, creating a world with dynamic characters who don’t always do the “right” thing but stay true to themselves, a world rich with history, and a story that is compelling.  I devoured the book and am excited to see it come out next month.  And I’m excited to see where the story takes me in the next book.

favorite quote:
“Tears slid down her face, but as much as she tried she couldn’t cry out the burn.” p. 135

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