Earth's End (Air Awakens Series #3)

Earth's End (Air Awakens Series #3)

by Elise Kova

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Earth's End (Air Awakens Series #3) by Elise Kova

A woman awoken in air, a soldier forged by fire, a weapon risen from blood.

Vhalla Yarl has made it to the warfront in the North. Forged by blood and fire, she has steeled her heart for the final battle of the Solaris Empire's conquest. The choices before Vhalla are no longer servitude or freedom, they are servitude or death. The stakes have never been higher as the Emperor maintains his iron grip on her fate, holding everything Vhalla still has left to lose in the balance.

About the Author

Elise Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade. Over the years she's honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye.

Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she's currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of "geekdom." She loves talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook (/AuthorEliseKova). Visit her website, EliseKova.com/, for news and extras about her books!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619844216
Publisher: Price World Publishing
Publication date: 02/11/2016
Series: Air Awakens Series , #3
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 192,577
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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Earth's End (Air Awakens Series Book 3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this series. These books draw you in like nothing else!!! The character development is astounding at least I think so. The heroine Vhalla grows throughout all 3 books, once I start reading I loose track of time until I finished the book. Sadly the only thing is that the books are too short at least for me they have about 250 to 280pgs I wish they where longer!!! Now I have to wait for Waters Wrath which don't come out till April 26th :( *sigh* now the waiting game begins again!!! Thank You Elise Kova for being an amazing author!!!!!!
Amy_Jo More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars There was a bit too much back and forth for me. I get there has to be conflict, but the absolute constant hurdles wore me out.
Pamela_J More than 1 year ago
Earth’s End is third in the series and it’s predecessor- Fire Falling, left us with an agonizing cliffhanger. Fortunately, this picks up right after as we discover Aldrik precariously teetering between life and death. The start of the book is action-packed as Vhalla proves that while she may be a pawn, but she also a force to be reckoned with. This book moves Vhalla and Aldriks relationship forward by leaps and bounds, and we see Vhalla grow tremendously as a person. In previous books, Vhalla was plagued by self-doubt and uncertainty. Now she completely owns who she is and the knowledge she spent her library apprentice years acquiring. She’s smart, clever, and cunning- and this is finally revealed to the world. She gains confidence in herself and wins the respect of the empire’s key players, albeit not the Emperor himself. We also see growth in Vhalla’s magical abilities as she masters her affinity and is able to harness it in ways we never imagined. There are several parts of the book that showcase her skills. One in particular towards the end, stunning highlights how her and Aldrik’s powers compliment the other. In addition, she masters her affinity of self, projection, which simultaneous makes her an invaluable asset and the most hunted person in the empire. Action-packed scenes ensue as a result of the latter. Likewise, we see character development with Aldrik as we delve past his façade. Kova expressed that she envisions Aldrik as an egg: hard exterior, but all gooey inside. This analogy is apt as we sides of Aldrik that we didn’t know existed, didn’t imagine could exist. His character in this book becomes more fleshed out and you finally get a good sense of who he is- both the good and bad. Despite this, we are still left with questions surrounding his past. In addition to character development, Earth’s End features a lot of relationship development- and not just between Aldrik and Vhalla. New characters are introduced, most noteably Jax, and so new alliances are formed. We finally begin to see that rift between Aldrik and Baldiar close, while a beautiful, sibling-esque relationship develops between Baldair and Vhalla. However, other relationships become questionable and cause inner turmoil for Vhalla. And disappointingly, her relationship with Fritz is sadly neglected in this book. Like the previous books in the series, we are once again left with cliffhanger and are thrown a plot twist. The results of this are explosive- on both the character’s and reader’s emotions. Because of Kova’s ability to a create world that completely absorbs the reader and characters you care about, you may feel like your heart is being put through the wringer. I was emotionally drained after reading this and at the time I read it, had to wait several agonizing months for Water’s Wrath to come out. Feel lucky that you don’t have to. See more of my reviews at: http://FantasyBookNook.com and like us at Facebook.com/TheFantasyBookNook
kdbee More than 1 year ago
Thankfully this book ties into where book 2 left off (whew!) The challenges Vhalla faces are enormous and she's becoming a really fierce character. Freedom- doesn't register for Vhalla anymore. As things progress, the emperor (who's twisted and more cunning than you'll bank on) her life seems to be more twisted around his fingers than she ever imagined. Her magic and wisdom from all the books she's read garners her respect from military leaders and eventually some of the others which only serves to further enrage the emperor. And while the romance between her and Aldrik has become something more, his vocabulary towards her is a weak link in this book. The storytelling and emotions it creates are what make this book such a great read. You'll get sucked in and with the twists the author throws in you'll be left to wonder what's going to happen next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is the greatest thing to ever happen to me while stuck home sick. In fact, it's probably the ONLY thing that got me through today. Of course, Book 4 doesn't come out until tomorrow..... Maybe I'll be sick then too? ;)
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Annalisse More than 1 year ago
Originally posted on Hopeful Reads 4.5/5 Stars Clearly I've completely fallen in love with Elise Kova's Air Awakens series. I was so impatient to read Earth's End that I bought an ebook copy on release day. I've never bought an ebook in my life! Of course my paperback came in the very next day. Oh well, still worth it! This one picks up shortly after Fire Falling leaves off, and Kova is at it again with amazing writing, gorgeous descriptions, and her wonderful characters. It has been amazing to watch the progression of Elise's writing grow and shift as this series continues. It just keeps getting better and better and the expanding of the world is made all the more real by it. The North with all of its jungle forests, tangled vines, and treetop villages were described so beautifully. Even the fighting sequences were rich in detail, full of the destruction war always brings. The stakes are set extremely high! The character development in Earth's End was top notch! Vhalla has certainly come into her own now and I was impressed by her growth over the course of these last two installments. Willing to speak her mind despite fears, using her knowledge to assist in planning, and making her own decisions. The ending of this one was definitely the culmination of her progress and while it definitely crushed my heart, it also felt completely right. I am all in for books, short stories, anything really about the Golden Guard! Can we make that happen? I feel like I've finally turned the corner when it comes to Baldair. I was so suspicious and distrustful of the Golden Prince early on, but now he has cemented himself as a loyal and caring individual, wonderful in his own right. Jax has become a new favorite with all of his sass and jokes and I enjoyed getting to know more about Erion and the West. I want to know more about Raylynn now, please? Overall Earth's End by Elise Kova was another amazing edition to the Air Awakens series. Filled with lush forests, more fighting, and heart tugging tension, Kova brings so much joy and pain to this new installment. I definitely recommend this whole series to everyone especially those with a love of fantasy and elemental magic. The fourth book, Water's Wrath, cannot come soon enough!
LAWebb More than 1 year ago
**FULL REVIEW ON MY BLOG** https://livelovereadya.wordpress.com/... I devoured this book in one day. Once I started the first page I had plans to stop after a few chapters in so I could actually get some rest. That didn’t happen. I ended up staying awake until almost 5 in the morning to finish! Once again I found myself wrapped up by the magic that is Elise’s writing. My emotions went on a rollercoaster ride as I read, and I was afraid what would happen next but couldn’t stop reading! There was little doubt I would enjoy Earth’s End, however I have to admit I did not expect to enjoy it more than the others. If I’m going to be honest I would probably say this book is currently in a tie with Air Awakens for my favorite. I honestly have no complaints about this book. I tried to rack my brain for one little something, but other than saying I didn’t like the horrible character meant to be hated, I have nothing. I usually can find at least one or two things I didn’t care for in a story, but for this one my brain is drawing a blank. I can’t wait for the next book in the series! So much happened in Earth’s End I can’t wait to see what is going to happen now. So many new questions are in my mind and I know the story is just going to get even more exciting. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW!!
Shannon_Miz More than 1 year ago
So you want to know why Earth's End, the third (and middle!) book delivers, somehow even more than the last two, which I seriously did not think possible? Of course you do. Vhalla is stronger than ever, but she's still the Vhalla we fell in love with. It's not spoilery to say that she is a Windwalker, and with that comes a lot of power. And she's been through a lot in these three books. So it stands to reason that she is getting to be one hell of a strong woman. But even though she's becoming tougher, more sure of herself, there are still incredibly vulnerable moments that take us back to Vhalla on the first page of the series. So there's tons of growth, but it's not only realistic, it's keeping in line with who Vhalla is as a person. The relationship is so beautiful, but so real. So many times in fantasy books, the relationships never have to deal with any "real world" problems, mostly because they aren't happening in the real world. But with this relationship, it feels epic and amazing, but it also feels very, very relatable. Sure, their problems aren't going to be the same as yours or mine, but they struggle to find balance with "work", with family and friends, with communication- all the things that a normal couple would have issues with. Only, they're in the midst of a war and have special abilities and are the most amazing OTP in the history of ever. It's kind of amazing that the author is able to achieve this balance, and it makes the romance even more appealing. It's absolutely morally complex. Nothing is black or white, right or wrong. There's an incredible moment where Vhalla realizes that war has two sides- and how easy it is to overlook that the other side is essentially made up of citizens just trying to live their lives too. That's one small example (for the sake of non-spoiler-ness), but it's things like that that make this series incredibly thought provoking. When these things play out on the pages, it has a profound impact on the characters, and certainly made me stop and think. The side characters are fabulous- both the existing ones, and the new ones. We're introduced to some new characters that are really enjoyable, and are provided some great moments by those that have already been featured. Some of the characters bring humor, some bring insight, some bring loyalty, and of course, some bring general evilness, but they all bring something to the table. There are no "filler" characters here, they all mean something to the story, and have personalities that pop off the page. This series may destroy me. I have fallen in love with so many of the characters, and I have had my feelings yanked all over the place throughout the series, and this book was definitely no different. I experienced tension, joy, laughter, love, fear, and yes, a certain amount of ugly crying and crushing of my soul, but I feel that's the mark of a really incredible reading experience so it's a huge positive. Bottom Line: What more can I say? Elise Kova has somehow done it again, and written a book even stronger than the first two, because apparently she also has magical abilities. In seriousness, I have fallen so in love with this series, and I am blown away by this series' ability to reel me and never let go. I simultaneously can't wait to find out what happens next while never, ever wanting it to end. But let's be real- Water's Wrath can't get here soon enough!