The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy)
Just before the start of Summer Half, in April 1883, a very minor event took place at Eton College, that venerable and illustrious English public school for boys. A sixteen-year-old pupil named Archer Fairfax returned from a three-month absence, caused by a fractured femur, to resume his... show more
Just before the start of Summer Half, in April 1883, a very minor event took place at Eton College, that venerable and illustrious English public school for boys. A sixteen-year-old pupil named Archer Fairfax returned from a three-month absence, caused by a fractured femur, to resume his education. Almost every word in the preceding sentence is false. Archer Fairfax had not suffered a broken limb. He had never before set foot in Eton. His name was not Archer Fairfax. And he was not, in fact, even a he. This is the story of a girl who fooled a thousand boys, a boy who fooled an entire country, a partnership that would change the fate of realms, and a power to challenge the greatest tyrant the world had ever known. Expect magic.
Publish date: 2013-09-17
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
With a whole lot of curiosity I delved into this book, and was completely immersed in the world Sherry Thomas created. I was hooked by page one! Everything from the characters to the magical world and the time period. This didn't feel at all like a YA, maybe because both leads Iolanthe Seabourne &...
I mulled over how to write my opinions of The Burning Sky for a long time, not quite knowing how to start or what to cover. All I have are random thoughts here and there about what I liked, what I didn't like, and what gravitated towards "I'm not sure how to take this". I love reading fantasies. ...
The romance in this book is overwhelming. It's overwhelming to the plot, to the characters, to the tone of the story. It's almost instantaneous and continues without abating throughout the whole book. You can't escape it. At certain points, it becomes too much to deal with.Sure, the part that doesn'...
The first time i saw this book's cover with the name Sherry Thomas on it, i admit that my first thought was something along the lines of: This must be another writer! But no, this is the work of author Sherry Thomas by whom i have read a number of historical romances by now. BTW: I love mostly ev...