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Burst of Fire by Susan Forest

A year ago


Got this book for a tour and wants to take a few to jot down how I feel about it. I'm so thankful I was given a copy of it. So here we go:

This was a slow start for me but in the end I did really enjoy reading it. Susan created a beautiful story that I really did lose time while reading.

This novel was a whole lot of world building though, I could have done for a little more plot development entwined with the world building, but once it picked up the author did a fantastic job of keeping you hooked. I love a story that has familial bond and the sisters in this make for a wonderful story with histories and paths that the characters are on a journey to follow. Also, looming darkness is always a fun twist. So much was crammed into this book towards the end that it leaves you exited for the next novel. Ill definitely read the next one. I did enjoy this one once I got past the start.

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Synopsis:

To survive. To fight. To restore balance. The Falkyn sisters bear a burden and a legacy. Their mother, the imperial magiel of the kingdom of Orumon, protects her people from the horrors of the afterlife by calling upon the Gods with a precious Prayer Stone. But war among the kingdoms has brought fire and destruction to their sheltered world. When a mad king's desire to destroy the Prayer Stones shatters their family, the three girls are scattered to the wilderness, relying on their wits and powers they don't yet master. Assassin. Battle tactician. Magic wielder. Driven by different ambitions, Meg, Janat, and Rennika are destined to become all these and more. To reclaim their birth right, they must overcome doubtful loyalties within a rising rebellion; more, they must challenge a dogma-driven chancellor's influence on the prince raised to inherit his father's war: a prince struggling to unravel the mystery of his brother's addiction to Heaven.