The author of the Twelve Hours series welcomes readers to a new fantasy world, where the elements rule. Zoe Ardelay receives astonishing and unwelcome news: she has been chosen to become the king's fifth wife. Forced to go to the royal city, she manages to slip away and hide on the shores of the... show more
The author of the Twelve Hours series welcomes readers to a new fantasy world, where the elements rule. Zoe Ardelay receives astonishing and unwelcome news: she has been chosen to become the king's fifth wife. Forced to go to the royal city, she manages to slip away and hide on the shores of the mighty river. It's there that Zoe realizes she is a coru prime ruled by the elemental sign of water. She must return to the palace, not as an unwilling bride for the king, but a woman with power in her own right. But as Zoe unlocks more of the mysteries of her blood—and the secrets of the royal family—she must decide how to use her great power to rise above the deceptions and intrigue of the royal court.
Publish date: October 5th 2010
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 391
Edition language: English
Series: Elemental Blessings (#1)
At first I was like "Heck yeah, Avatar: The Last Airbender!" when I saw that elemental powers was going to be a part of this.Um...no. But, I'd say, equally entertaining.I usually hate summarizing, but just bear with me.In the world of Welce, there are five elements: air, wood, fire, water, and earth...
nothing very complicated or thought provoking, but a good solid comfort read.
This is a really good beginning or even a stand alone. A whole new magic world, just getting to its industrial age. The magic is based on gifts given a birth by random people. And your fortune can be foretold or boosted by visits to the temples for more gifts throughout life, just reach in and pull ...
This book is so hard to rate! For now, 3.5 stars for a slow beginning, wonderful middle, and a somewhat contrived end. The romance was sweet, though the characters were a bit wooden after some time. More detailed review coming.
My best friend has openly declared to me that she doesn't like high fantasies for one sole reason: she has no patience for the world-building. I believe her exact description is pretty much along the lines of: It takes too much time just to get into the story and there are too many new terms to ...