I’m warming up to the Blood Soaked Ashes Book Tour that Geek Heaven will be a part of (4th of March) with a review of the first book in the Eramane Saga Trilogy.
In the village of Eludwid, seventeen-year-old Eramane Fahnestock goes about her life, cheerfully disregarding a prophecy made to her parents that she would have a great gift. Eramane craves adventure but when she is invited by a handsome Lebis she has no idea how much her life will soon change.
While she’s preparing for her date, Eramane finds herself hypnotized by a strange and scary voice that tells her that he’s coming for her that night. She is unsettled by the voice, but doesn’t want anything to come in the way from her date with Lebis. On their picnic, a darkness falls over the forest and a beast emerges and turns the beautiful date into a horrific scene. Eramane is captured and taken away to a mountain hideaway. She awakes with her memories almost lost.
Evil is summoned to the mountaintop, forcing a young woman to discover her magical gifts and exact revenge against a beast determined to destroy everything she has ever loved.
Frankie Ash tells a griping and beautiful story and I really like the way she describes the people and the settings of this story.
The chapters shift between Eramane (written in first person) and other characters (written in third person). This threw me off a little in the beginning and I found it a bit confusing, but as the story progressed I got more used to the writing style. It was different.
There were some minor grammar mistakes and such, but not so many that it ruined the reading experience.
I enjoyed Eramane as a character. She was really driven and smart in most of her choices. I also felt like she had a very nice development as a character throughout the book.
The Nameless One is a character filled with frightening mystery and that is something I enjoy very much!
There are lots of other characters in this book as well that were veery well written into the story. And I think Limearsy is one of my absolute favorites. He has such a loving, yet dark and mysterious personality.
The whole story started off with a POW! It gripped me and held me tight for most of the time.
I do wish that I could have gotten to know more of the world this story is in, but I found that I got more of that in book two.
The story was quite original and different. A page turner. And I did not find it cliché in any way.
I enjoyed this book very much and highly recommend it!
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And don’t forget to check back on the 4th of March to read my review for the Blood Soaked Ashes Book Tour!