After listening to Say You Still Love Me and then shortly after, The Simple Wild series, I became an instant fan of K.A. Tucker. And when I found out she was writing a fantasy novel, I internally screamed with joy. I used to read a lot of fantasy when I was younger and then when I stopped reading for a time of my life, I opened up myself to different genres when I started up again. But I never forgot that fantasy novels can take me on a journey into new worlds and new dimensions that sucked me in.
A Fate of Wrath & Flame did not disappoint at all. With a tiny essence of Game of Thrones mixed with a teeny tiny bit of Outlander, this novel was captivating and Tucker lured me into a new world that was magical and downright scary.
Romeria is forced from the modern world into a new realm and I liked her strength and displays of wisdom beyond her age. I love a strong female lead character as this provided a perpetual compass while navigating a story where a lot was happening.
The slow burning attraction between Romeria and King Zander was developed so well that it had me frustratingly yearning for them to finally get together (in a good way!). So be prepared for the love story to be on a more slower pace than you may be used to. But, I promise you it’s well worth the wait.
As with a lot of fantasy novels, it’s a chunky one but you will soon forget the amount of pages you have to read when you’re very quickly engrossed into the new world and situation Romeria finds herself in.
Overall, there were amazingly strong secondary characters, (here’s looking at you, Elisaf!), terrifying demonic creatures & a twist in the story that threw me for a loop but didn’t detract from this story. I highly recommend this book especially for non-fantasy readers because you’ll definitely be a fan after reading this.
A Fate of Wrath & Flame releases tomorrow!
Gifted thief Romeria has flourished from her days as a street kid pilfering wallets to survive. Now she thrives, stealing jewels from the rich under the involuntary employ of New York City’s most notorious crime boss. But when an enigmatic woman secures her services at swordpoint, Romeria is plunged into a startling realm of opposing thrones, warring elven, and elemental magic she cannot begin to fathom.
Her quest is straightforward: Steal a stone from Islor’s sacred garden without anyone discovering her true identity, which would earn her certain death. But the identity she has inexplicably assumed is that of the captured Ybarisan princess—an enemy to Islor after she poisoned their beloved king and queen on the day she was to marry the prince.
Her betrothed, the newly crowned King Zander, detests her with every grain of his handsome being. Fortunately for Romeria, she is more valuable to him alive than dead. Zander gives her a choice: life in a cell, or an acquittal of all charges in exchange for her help in exposing the growing plot against him.
Romeria sees no other option and embraces the tricky role of smitten queen-to-be until she can escape, a ruse that brings her far closer to the king than she anticipated and threatens more than her safety. As she digs deeper into this sacred garden and the ancient feud between Ybaris and Islor, she discovers monstrous truths that could spell ruin for all.
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