Series: Air Awakens #2
Published by Silver Wing Press on November 19th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic
Source: Free for Review
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SoldierÂ… SorcererÂ… SaviorÂ… Who is Vhalla Yarl?
Vhalla Yarl marches to war as property of the Solaris Empire. The Emperor counts on her to bring victory, the Senate counts on her death, and the only thing Vhalla can count on is the fight of her life. As she grapples with the ghosts of her past, new challenges in the present threaten to shatter the remnants of her fragile sanity. Will she maintain her humanity? Or will she truly become the EmpireÂ’s monster?
Fire Falling is the second book in the Air Awakens Series.
I’m thrilled to be a part of the Fire Falling Release Tour today! I absolutely loved Air Awakens,Â so when it came to starting Fire Falling, I was a little hesitant. Its always a little intimidating, when you aren’t sure if you will like the next book in a series as much as you liked the first one. Of course, there is always Â uncertainty, but it definitely feels heavier when you love the first book.
I started Air Awakens right before I went to bed one night and I stayed up way too late reading it. When I picked up Fire Falling, I was worried I was making exactly the same mistake. It’s just as easy to read as Air Awakens and it has the same beautiful flow. However, I was a little disappointed in the first 50 pages. Vhalla is very upset after the events in the first book and is still reeling. 50 pages into Fire Falling, it had a much different and more serious feeling than I had expected. At that point, I wasn’t hooked the way I was in Air Awakens, so I shrugged, closed the book and went to sleep early.
The next morning, I got up early and picked Fire Falling back up. I just expected to read for a few minutes and the go on with my day. Imagine my surprise when suddenly everything in the book blew up. Starting it that morning was a huge mistake! I didn’t want to put it down and I was almost late for work. This doesn’t happen often, because I’m extremely cautious about reading before work in the morning.. So saying I was almost late for this book is a huge compliment. It means I broke my personal rule of NO READING cause I simply couldn’t resist trying to read another chapter…. or six.
Yes. Fire Falling has a more serious feel than Air Awakens, but they are dealing with more serious issues. The tone lends credence to what is happening in the novel. Vhalla has been sent off to war. Suddenly she isn’t the carefree library scholar that she was. Everything she has known has been torn away from her. The shift in the writing suits that.Â It really emphasizes the growth and character development than Vhalla is going through over the course of the book. Everything’s changing for her. Is she strong enough to change with it?
If you only start one new series this year, choose Air Awakens. You want to be ready for when Earth’s End comes out in February. Missing it would be a tragedy. Friend’s don’t let friend’s miss out on a book this good.
Â Elise Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade. Over the years she’s honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye.
Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she’s currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of “geekdom.” She loves talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook (/AuthorEliseKova). Visit her website, EliseKova.com/, for news and extras about her books!