From the Amazon bestselling author of Dark Diary and the Fluorescence series comes a mesmerizing standalone tale. Magic. Destiny. Friendship. Fates Aflame is a breathtaking journey through a vast new world in the tradition of epics like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and Percy Jackson.
"Sparks of golden light grew within my hands, fringed with vivid blue heat. Stems of fire manifested, licking at my fingertips, flickering and fighting to stay aglow amidst the pouring rain. Amber coils wove together, and from those struggling flames bloomed an effervescent rose. The petals unfurled and tumbled open gracefully, brought to life by pulsating swirls of orange and red.
In a society secretly fueled by unbridled magic, an ever-changing landscape of politics and formalities tugged the threads of my fate in all directions, shrouding the future in uncertainty.
My hands squeezed closed and the rose evaporated into smoke.
Earth has chosen me as its Guardian, and I have no choice but to assume the role. In the blink of an eye, a once carefree life faded from sight, like the blazing rose within my damp fingers."
Earth granted her the ability to conjure fire at will, but the birth of her powers awakens a curse and a perilous trial unfolds, putting the lives of those she loves in jeopardy. When extinct beasts brought forth by ancient magic threaten her life, she has no choice but to take a stand...
Fates Aflame is a standalone book, but you may continue the adventures in the upcoming book II. Don't miss the companion, all ages coloring book available (separate purchase - ISBN 978-0-9974485-2-8).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Magical and imaginative! This fantasy story took me for a fun ride with new worlds to explore, lots of mystical creatures, and characters with some very interesting and new names. An adorable romance ensues between two of the main characters in the book. It was very sweet and endearing. The main character Valhara makes for a pretty bad-ass female! She's a pretty tough chic. Strong and determined. She goes through a lot of turmoil and sticky situations in the story and only comes out of each one stronger. I had a lot of fun reading this story. It kept me entertained the whole way through and was never dull or boring. A lot of story was packed nicely into this one book and I am excited to see where it goes from here. I can't really compare this story to any others but I would say that if you enjoy the Percy Jackson series, dragons, or anything fantasy with magic and mystical creatures then you will surely enjoy reading this book. This is definitely a book that will allow you to escape reality and take you away from the troubles of the world. It is story you can get lost in and submerge yourself into a different world and leave troubles behind for a while. With all the devastation going on in the world right now at this present time this book will allow you a moment to escape it all and take your mind off things for a bit. An escape read, if you will.