Wednesday, November 2, 2011

BLOG TOUR #4 BOOK REVIEW - FLAME OF SURRENDER by RHIANNON PAILLE


By: Rhiannon Paille
Published By : Coscom Entertainment
Released: 1st November 2011
Details : Ebook, 394 Pages

RATING: 3.5 STARCROSSED LOVE STARS!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

The boy who follows death meets the girl who could cause the apocalypse.  

Krishani thinks he’s doomed until he meets Kaliel, the one girl on the island of Avristar who isn’t afraid of him. She’s unlike the other girls, she swims with merfolk, talks to trees and blooms flowers with her touch. What he doesn’t know is that she’s a flame, one of nine individually hand crafted weapons, hidden in the body of a seemingly harmless girl.


Nobody has fallen in love with a flame until now. She becomes Krishani’s refuge from the dreams of death and the weather abilities he can’t control. Striking down thousand year old trees with lightning isn’t something he tries to do, it just happens. When the Ferryman dies, Krishani knows that he’s the next and that a lifetime of following death is his destiny.


And Kaliel can’t come with him. The Valtanyana are hunting the flames, the safest place for her is Avristar. Krishani can’t bear to leave her, and one innocent mistake grants the Valtanyana access to their mystical island. They’re coming for Kaliel, and they won’t stop until every last living creature on Avristar is dead. She has to choose, hide, face them, or awaken the flame and potentially destroy herself.

BOOK REVIEW:

Flame of Surrender is a very original tale of a boy named Krishani who dreams of death. He follows the Ferryman in his dreams.

Kaliel is Elven, she is also one of 9 Flames, she is the Amethyst Flame. Kaliel and Krishani have a very deep love for each other but are starcrossed lovers. Flames don't as a rule fall in love, well they never do. They marry the land . She can talk to trees and they talk back. Kaliel shouldn't swim with the merfolk, but she can't stop herself. They mean her no harm, yet everybody tells her not to. The book cover is perfect for this story. You have the Great Oak tree and Kaliel is half under water. The two things she really liked doing.

I really like Kaliel's friend Pux,  a Feorn. I would have liked more of him in the story.

This story has merfolk, love, war, discovery , witches, foe, parables a Great Oak tree, a horse she can talk to and a decision she must make, which I thought was very well written.

I did enjoy this story but I found it quite slow paced and the length of the book maybe could have been shortened to bring the pace up a bit.

This is an incredibly original story and Rhiannon's writing is lovely . It may just be me, but sometimes I found it hard to stay interested. I thought Rhiannon really had the pace right in the last 80 pages. I didn't see it coming what she did, it was very good and very well visually written. I won't spoil, but it had what I look for in a book.

I wish Rhiannon all the best with her book.

Michelle


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