Of Fire and Ash

Posted 24 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Of Fire and AshOf Fire and Ash by Amber Argyle
Series: Fairy Queens #1.5
Published by Starling Publishing on 2014-01-01
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 64
Source: author | eARC

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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From the back cover...

One promise can change everything.

The fairies must never know of Nelay’s sight, for the attention of such dark and terrible creatures brings more things dark and terrible.

But when Nelay's father is near death, the fairies are the only ones who can save him. All they require is a simple promise that she'll return the favor one day.

Sometimes promises are deadly.

My Review

Of Fire and Ash is a short novella in the Fairy Queens series by Amber Argyle.  It introduces us to Nelay, a young girl who had spent her life hiding the reality of her special gift… the fact that she could see fairies.  Her mother had taught her from a very young age to avoid them at all costs.  For one thing, the help of a fairy meant a very high price would have to be paid.  In addition, it could bring her to the attention of the priestesses, taking her away to a life apart from your family.  But Nelay learns that sometimes it is a price worth paying, or is it?

This is a short read, but a great back story to the upcoming Summer Queen!  While you could probably read Summer Queen without it, it adds quite a bit to Nelay’s story!

Rating Report
Plot
four-stars
Characters
four-stars
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
three-half-stars
Cover
four-stars
Overall: 3.9

About Amber Argyle

Amber Argyle grew up with three brothers on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains. She spent hours riding horses, roaming the mountains, and playing in her family’s creepy barn. This environment fueled her imagination for writing high fantasy.

She has worked as a short order cook, janitor, and staff member in a mental institution. All of which has given her great insight into the human condition and has made for some unique characters.

She received her bachelor’s degree in English and Physical Education from Utah State University.

She currently resides in Utah with her husband and three small children.

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