Thursday, 29 September 2016

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Fall of Thrones and Thorns by Jennifer Ellision


Fall of Thrones and Thorns
Jennifer Ellision
(Threats of Sky and Sea #3)
Publication date: September 27th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
War hurtles in, a typhoon over the sea.
After Bree’s life was torn apart, Nereidium had represented a haven to her. A place that—if she could save it—was beyond the King’s reach.
And, at last, she’s arrived upon its shores. But things in Nereidium are not what they should be.
The land is plagued by a rash of mysterious earthquakes, the likes of which it’s never known. The governors are distracted by old traditions, while Bree and her friends grapple with changing identities and the sense that the longer they wait to take action… the greater the danger from Egria grows.
Bree is tired of living under the shadow of King Langdon’s power. And she’s tired of waiting for him to be the first to act.
In this final chapter of the Threats of Sky and Sea series, it all comes down to Nereidium or Egria. To Bree or the King. It’s kill… or be killed.
And not everyone will escape the battle unscathed.
Previous books in the series:

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My Musings  : 

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

The author has done a great job of finishing the series. This book starts off right where the last one ended with the revelation of Bree's true identity. The starting felt a bit slow and tedious for me. I was expecting action from the get go but the first part was spent on the life and people of Nereidium. The glimpse into the mysterious water country was authentic and exciting. I loved the story built around it. If the previous book was about the other countries, then this book is about Nereidium only.

I can totally understand the shock felt by everyone since Bree was tight lipped about her situation. I was sure that all the friendships will be impacted negatively but it wasn't so. The author has maintained a delicate balance with her handling of the characters.

Speaking of characters, everyone grows into their roles easily. Aleta's struggle to find herself tugged on my heart strings because I could understand her feelings. The most growth is seen in Bree with her elevation to a Queen's status. All other were rather background details but without them,the story wouldn't have made sense at all.

The point of views of each chapter from each character has given an intriguing look into their psyche and mind. The author has played the characters like strings on a guitar. The pace of the story was slow but then picked up fast with their re-entry into Egria. But it was a fast read because of the author's writing style which is descriptive and easy to imagine.

The ending was well done with the wrapping up of all the threads except for the future of Caden and Bree. That was the only point which disappointed me. I was expecting more romance but it was very understated, almost nil. All in all, it was a satisfying end to a loveable series.

My rating : 4/5



Author Bio: 
Jennifer Ellision was born and raised in South Florida and lives in perpetual fear of temperatures below 60F. She spent a great deal of her childhood staying up past her bedtime with a book and a flashlight. When she couldn’t find the stories she wanted to read, she started writing them. She has an OTP, loves character analysis, and is a master of the fangirl flail, with a particular soft spot for fanfiction. She frequently bursts into song (and they are often of a Disney persuasion). Sailor Moon is one of her favorite things on this planet.
Threats of Sky and Sea is her first novel.
She also blogs at The Bevy Bibliotheque, where she talks about books, TV, movies, and other things that she goes fangirl over. For review requests or blog inquiries, please visit http://www.thebevybibliotheque.net to contact the blogger who best suits your request.


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting today! This sounds like a well written and fun series! Glad you liked it! :)

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