I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I have to admit, for the first three chapters I thought I had made a mistake and that I was reading the second book first as I felt I had missed something when it came to getting to know the characters. I did eventually get them straight in my head and from there on the story flowed much better for me.
An ailing King, a prince in turmoil, a warrior kinsman and a healer. Forbidden magic, jealousy, betrayal and an enemy hell bent on their destruction.
Falath, Rollo and Airen find themselves thrown together when their enemies, Malgint and Ormbrand, launch an attack on Dinith hoping to win the throne. Each of our trio have their own different reasons for undertaking the journey they embark on. Travel with them as they meet new friends and find themselves in more danger than they ever dreamed of.
I like fantasy stories but I wasn’t sure I’d like this as I’m more a Vampire lover. For the first 20 minutes of reading I just felt like I couldn’t get into the story. Exactly what snared my attention and kept me glued to the book, I’m not sure. I just know that hubby put our “Angels & Demons” DVD on and I totally ignored the movie in favour of this story and I really like that movie!!
What exactly did I like about this story? It has characters that develop throughout the story and by the end I really wanted to know what was gonna happen next. It’s got action and even a little bit of a sweet love in there. I also liked the names of each character, they were new to me and quite unusual. I also liked their speech pattern, formal and kind of old style.
What did I dislike? The feeling that I had missed something and the fact that it took a little while to get into the story.
I did however give “The Firelord’s Crown” 4 stars because it IS a good story, it made a nice change from the usual Paranormal Fiction that I love. The characters are believable and I did find myself absorbed by the end of the book. I’m looking forward to reading “Firelord’s Heir” and seeing what lies in store on the next leg of their journey for Falath, Rollo and Airen.