The Embers We Seek: Prequel | War of Giants (A Rebel Princess Serial Book 1) by Acacia K. Parker – Review by Sarah Oakes

The Embers We Seek (A Rebel Princess Serial, #1)The Embers We Seek by Acacia K. Parker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about difficult situations. In the kingdom of Heros, Captain Wren leads a band of soldiers to free magical creatures from tyranny. In a desperate situation, Wren makes a stand to save thousands of innocent lives. To do so, she makes a bargain with an unpredictable force. Can Wren save the creatures or are the stakes too high?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Wren determined but vulnerable underneath. Great cast of supporting characters like the blunt but caring Mor or the uncertain Ember.
I lived the visual detail throughout the novel like with the city of Eius with its towering turrets and colours for a sense of magic and awe contrasting with the barren land around it wonderfully written. Or the landscape with the green grass and the river for a sense of calm amidst the fighting. Or the scenes with the tents full of life and people with sounds and smells so vivid it’s as if you’re actually there.
A wonderful example of world building in a fantasy world with its own rules and societies and rich history. I loved the use of the maps at the start a great addition to give the reader a clear sense of geography. A brilliant addition to the fantasy genre with a variety of creatures such as griffin’s and giants and sorcerers given the respect they deserve and true to their origins. Fast paced action and high stakes in a fantasy world made for a captivating read. Overall a great read and I would give it five stars.

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