Heart of Destiny (Book One Of The Heart Of The Citadel)

Heart of Destiny (Book One Of The Heart Of The Citadel)

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BN ID: 2940161584040
Publisher: Susan Faw
Publication date: 07/26/2018
Series: The Heart Of The Citadel , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 17,068
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Susan loves to bring new worlds and fantasy adventures to young adults and inspire them to join her on her make believe journeys.

Winner of the Dante Rossetti Grand Prize for Best Young Adult Fiction of 2016 (Seer of Souls, Chanticleer Reviews) she is actively crafting stories that sing in your memory.

You can find Susan at www.susanfaw.com, on twitter @susandfaw or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SusanFaw.

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Heart Of Destiny (The Heart of the Citadel, #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Jasmyn9 29 days ago
Heart of Destiny introduced me to a very interesting and new world. A world that has been split into separate realms by a magical wall where they only meet in the middle at the Citadel. This was supposed to bring peace, but it seems to have only brought about petty squabbles instead, especially with a corrupt emperor ruling them all. When children begin to disappear - everyone wants to blame their neighboring realm. And here is where I wish there had been more to the story than a novella can hold. Being introduced to so many characters - one from each realm - was a bit confusing, and I still wasn't sure who was who and where they came from by the end of the book. I'm hoping they separate themselves a little more in future books of the series, because I see a lot of good possibilities ahead. The djinn and the dragons were a great spin on more traditional creatures, and the concept of them having a triad merger of beings with girls that were taken was a fun new element.
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LooseBoots More than 1 year ago
Bloody good book. New series with lots to take in but well worth the perseverance. Thoroughly enjoyable and recommended.
BunnySTx More than 1 year ago
Heart of Destiny by Susan Faw is book one in her Heart of the Citadel series. Right from the beginning, we are introduced to several characters in the middle of a fight. We are immediately introduced to Marion. She is a witch bonded with a dragon and Djinn who is a dragon shifter. They are fighting to save not just Gaia but the entire world that they live in. The Emperor is out to destroy all magic or enslave it. Marion and her triad fail in this fight but live to fight another day. The story jumps ahead two hundred years to a new generation. The time has come for those who wear the crystal hearts to be collected. A new Emperor is hunting them with his wizards, and it is no longer safe. The dragons and their Djinn come to collect the children, but are only able to acquire the girls. The boys are soon collected by the Emperor and sent to the Citadel to be trained. The girls and boys will each be trained and danger to all will once again run rampant across the land. Heart of Destiny is an engaging start to a new series by Susan Faw. In this story we are introduced to a variety of characters, each one unique in their own way. The land has lived in sustainable peace until the disappearances of the girls who bear the crystal hearts. The Emperor sees his opportunity and takes it. This is an engaging story that pulls you in right from the beginning. There is story telling that tells us of things that has transpired before. We read about destruction, betrayal and danger. The author does a good job weaving a story that brings so much together. As we read we see how the girls learn the truth both from their education, but from the dragons as well. The Emperor is working hard to build the empire and the power that he craves and will do whatever he must to secure the future he dreams of. I have read several books by Susan Faw before and I have to say that this book is my new favorite. I really like how the story immediately starts off with bang. Immediately there is drama and danger. We start off seeing a struggle for power and a fight that ends with the enemy winning. Then the author takes the time to let us know that time has passed, which I really like. Some authors just jump forward and expect you to recognize the change. But I tend to find that off-putting, and prefer it when an author takes the time to let me know. I like the story shifts to follow different characters. Despite the fact that it isn’t identified each time it happens I like that it is easily recognizable. Heart of Destiny is an engaging fantasy novel. This book appears to be professionally edited. If I had to say that there is something I didn’t like it would have to be a couple of the chapter titles. For me, there were a couple chapter titles that had me a bit confused. The chapter would have me believe that the story is going in one direction, but then it would be different. Other than that I would have just liked it if there had been someone in the Citadel who was not totally on the Emperor’s side. All in all I really enjoyed reading this book. This is one book that I found very hard to put down. I am rating this book 5 out of 5 stars. If you are a fan of a good fantasy novel then this is one that I recommend. Now, if you are not a fan of cliffhanger novels then I say avoid this one. This book ends abruptly which is a bit jarring, but it leaves you wanting more. Since there will be twelve more books in this series I am eagerly awaiting reading the next installment in
Phthon More than 1 year ago
This is an auspicious beginning to a new series! I really enjoyed reading this and had a bad time putting it down. I was very disappointed when I got to the end. I can hardly wait for the next book to continue the story.
Wyteseal More than 1 year ago
What an awesome story. Grandpa telling Emily the story of her birthright. A heart necklace given to the special ones. Boys and girls given this on their birth and wearing it always. Dragons and djinns meeting their special person Whois meant to connect with them. The lands and the various provinces drawn so detailed that you can see them in your mind. The Citadel as the governing faction to all the provinces and the army that protects them all. The way this is all tied together left me wanting more. A must read for all I declare. You have to read this and walk into this amazing land! I was given this book as an arc in exchange for my honest review.