Review by Brie: FIRE FALLING by Elise Kova

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Soldier… Sorcerer… Savior… 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 Empire’s monster?

"You are not someone to live in darkness or sorrow. You're a light that can shine brighter than the sun."

Okay so "coming soon" ended up being almost a month. This book left me reeling and in such a massive book hangover. I feel like the writing and character development in this second book took leaps and bounds from Elise Kova's debut novel Air Awakens. Air Awakens is definitely one of my top reads this year. In fact, I think this entire series is going to sit in my top 10. Gah, that ending. I can't believe this is happening. It can't be happening! I won't believe it.

"...this will never be easy - for either of us - and I refuse to love you halfway."

There was so much growth for both Vhalla and Aldrik in this book. We got to watch Vhalla gain more control of her powers and become a fighter. No warrior! Not only did I fall even more in love with them, I became insanely attached to many of the side characters. One in particular wormed his way into my heart. I just hope I don't have to see HIS heart get broken in the future.

"War was his area, his art, and his legacy."

I wouldn't allow myself to dive into Earth's End until I wrote this review and let me tell you: It. Was. Torture. Now that it's written, I'm diving in and you will hear back soon. If you haven't started this series yet, I HIGHLY recommend them! I'm dying to know what happens next. PLEASE! If you love fantasy books grab this series. You won't regret it.

"You will march to victory, and it will be won upon your silver wings. But the winds of change you will set free will also shatter that tender hope upon which you fly. You will lose your dark sentry"

perf5.500x8.500.inddHer vengeance. His Vision.
Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.
Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.
When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.
He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.
The Second book in the Loom Saga.

Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust — hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything — and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills — and quick-shooting accuracy — makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.

Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.

square headshot 1Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the upcoming Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2017).

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