on January 1st 1970
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
From international bestselling author, K.N. Lee comes Rise of the Flame, an epic beginning to the Eura Chronicles.
Six races. Four realms. One human girl who can bring them together in peace... or war. Lilae has been hunted since the night of her birth, for she is heir to a god’s throne. But everything that her surrogate family has done to protect her may have been for nothing. After Lilae is stripped of her powers and enslaved by the emperor of the Mithrani, she finds herself desperate to survive in a strange new world.
On the other side of the world, Liam leads his army across the realm to protect the Tryans and the fairies from those who would do them harm. But when their odds of survival become next to impossible, he must set out on a journey to find a dragon, a child, and the blessing of a fallen god to aid him in the inevitable realm war.
The path forward for both Liam and Lilae seems clear, until their dreamscapes collide. But while they draw strength from their connection, Lilae may be falling for the emperor who should be her greatest enemy.
People. People. PEOPLE! It has been so long since I fangirled this hard over a book. I am telling you its the best feeling in the world. I was reading this book in my math class, and in this classroom it is freezing cold. And I was finishing up my book. I was shivering. But trust me when I tell you that it was not because of the room. This book gave me the shivers. THATS how good it was. I recommend this book beyond compare. If you’re new to the high fantasy scene I would completely and totally recommend this book for you my friends. Trust the Gabi, Gabi knows best.
So lets start off with the characters. Lilae. I love her! I felt she was an amazing protagonist for this book. She has many different sides to her which is really what I love best about her. She is strong willed, sometimes can break that third wall and show her true emotions, she is sarcastic, she is funny, and SHE HAS RED HAIR! She’s got the whole package folks. There was a love pentagon in this book. Yet for some reason I actually really really liked this and how it was done. Kavien really grabbed my heart. Yet Liam also grabbed the other side of my heart. So this part of the shape is what I like to call “Tortureville” Do you know how effing hard it is to choose between TWO ROYALS?! The rest of the Pentagon…I don’t really give. I didn’t really like their characters too much so…Liam is my cinnamon roll while Kavien is my pound cake. Both delicious, both different. In some ways…
The story itself has so many different parts to it, it was like reading three books at once but in the best way possible. It has a very good arc, and IT HAS A FUDGING CLIFFHANGER AS A ENDING AND I GOT SO MAD THAT I HAD TO WAIT TWO HOURS BEFORE I COULD BUY THE SECOND BOOK ON AMAZON!
So as you can tell, I LOVED THIS BOOK! I recommend! I recommend! I recommend!