Title: bursts of fire.
Author: Susan Forest.
Publisher: Laksa Media Groups Inc.
Page count: 346.
Release day: August 6th 2019.
*Thanks to NetGalley for providing this ARC!*
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
To survive. To fight. To restore
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.
I feel a bit bad for DNF’ing ARCs, but I was just not enjoying myself while reading this.
I really really liked the prologue and the first chapter! Of course they were a bit confusing, but that is expected for the beginning of a fantasy book. But then it continued being really confusing, and I could not really follow. My main problem was that there were a lot of kingdoms and kings introduced in a really short amount of time. And I just did not know who belonged to which kingdom, which made it really hard since the one kingdom attacked the other. But if then something was being said about a king, I didn’t know if it was the attacking king or the one being attacked..
We follow different storylines in this book, and within the storylines there are also different POV’s. Which was also a bit too much for me. The only storyline I was really interested in was from the sisters. But to be honest, I did enjoy their story enough to continue the book for.
I just didn’t really care for the characters, I didn’t care about the war, and it was just too confusing.
But I really hope someone else will enjoy this book!