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These Feathered Flames (These Feathered Flames #1)
November 10, 2020
When twin heirs are born in Tourin, their fates are decided at a young age. While Izaveta remained at court to learn the skills she’d need as the future queen, Asya was taken away to train with her aunt, the mysterious Firebird, who ensured magic remained balanced in the realm.
But before Asya’s training is completed, the ancient power blooms inside her, which can mean only one thing: the queen is dead, and a new ruler must be crowned.
As the princesses come to understand everything their roles entail, they’ll discover who they can trust, who they can love—and who killed their mother.
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Please excuse any grammatical errors, or typos. I have done my best, but in reality I am just reader. and will leave the writing to all the incredible authors out there.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.
A richly detailed fantasy of twin sisters Asya and Izaveta fate has been decided upon their birth. In Tourin a Tóurensi tradition dictates when the royal line has twins, they must be split up at a certain age. One will become the heir to the throne, and will the other the Firebird. This is necessary done to maintain the magic balance in the world.
In a series of events their mother dies unexpectedly, thrusting the twins into their predestined roles.
Bringing the girls together for the first time in many years, they are unrecognizable to each other. Asya becomes the “Firebird”, who tracks down those who haven’t paid the proper price for the use of magic, she extracts a flesh debt that is owed.
Izaveta now prepares to take the crown, and with that comes a vast amount responsibilities. The girls are thrust into political intrigue within the dynamics of the courtly drama. Along with a powerful spell being used, and their mother death was no accident.
The book weaves back in forth in dual narration of both sisters, we get see first hand that both sisters struggle under the enormous weight of what is expected of them. The author has done a spectacular job in giving the reader a beautiful atmospheric Slavic fantasy, with its rich culture apart of world building.
This a must read and definitely one to add to your must list for fantasy for 2021
It’s truly a remarkable reading experience that engages the reader along being for of edge of your seat twist moments. The romance was perfect, and it made for a stunning reading experience. The ending was done in away that will have you yearning for the next installment.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alexandra grew up in London and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her undergraduate degree in history at UCLA, followed by her MFA in screenwriting also at UCLA. She loves writing in all formats, from novels to screenplays to graphic novels, always centring on fierce women and morally grey characters, often with a bit of magic and murder. Her debut novel, These Feathered Flames, releases April 20 2021 from Inkyard Press.
When she’s not writing, she can be found baking, fangirling over her favourite books, or cuddling her cat.
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