Monday, 18 November 2013

Review: Tranquility's Blaze - Krista D. Ball

“What will I do? What I do best. I’ll find him and I’ll kill him. And then I’ll kill Garran’s murderer.”

Even if the killer is my sister. 

A half-breed and a female, Lady Bethany clawed her way to the ranks of the Elven Service’s top military elite. They only knew her as their champion against Magic, and not the daughter of a Goddess. She’d expected a long, rewarding life protecting those under her care. But that was before her twin sister returned from exile, addicted to brutal Magic and human sacrifice, twisted inside, and abusing ancient prophecies to overthrow their mother and destroy everything Bethany holds sacred.

The world will burn in flames and innocents will die, unless Bethany can stop it. Unless she can take the life of her own sister.

My thoughts: 
I can't say that I loved any of the characters, but you know, it does not always matter. Which is weird cos here I thought I needed to cheer someone on...but, yes there is a but. I really hated the baddie, I guess that is why the characters worked for me ;) I put all energy on Sarissa. She was one evil B! An awesome evil character to hate.

Ok so we got Bethany who is all FIGHT! FIGHT! And can kick anyone's ass. She is also the daughter of a Goddess and has her own prophecy....I do wonder how that will turn out. I shall not mention something but how I wonder.

Right, then there is her evil twin sister Sarissa. Evil, so very evil, you would not even believe how evil this woman is! It was great, cos a good fantasy book should have someone evil that you want to see fall into hell.

There is fighting, wanting someone, and hints of the prophecy and of course Sarissa being evil. I wanted to know more about their mother and I also wanted to know more about a people called Rygents. A fascinating world.

Conclusion:
The end, oh the end, do not leave me like that.

Paperback, 264 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Mundania Press LLC (first published April 17th 2012)
Fantasy
Own


38 comments:

  1. Oh I hate endings like that, but I do love a good evil villain to hate.

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  2. ahh that cover is all sorts of messed up, what a shame!

    Anywho, this one sounds good! I love me an great evil villain.

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  3. I hate unfinished series even if they feature a good villain. Will wait till it is over, thank you very much :)

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  4. Sounds like Sarissa's evilness made the story. Cool. Love a good villain.

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    1. I wanna hit her over the head..several times over

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  5. Sounds like quite the non-ending... dontcha love books doing that?

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  6. This sounds like great world building and like unforgettable characters.

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  7. oh that's nice, I like the sound of it. Mainly her being the saughter of a goddess, it intrigues me.

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  8. It is ok to hate the baddie enough that not liking the heroes doesn't factor into the enjoyment of the book. I have totally done that in many a thriller! I am guessing it works in Fiction and Fantasy too!

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    1. Still...I would have liked to like the other characters too. Luckily the book was short cos else I do not know if it would have worked

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  9. Oh, I do love a good villain. Who cares about the good guys? :)

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  10. ooh this line made me giggle and I so agree, "cos a good fantasy book should have someone evil that you want to see fall into hell" Wonderful review!

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    1. Haha, and it always should have. A good baddie is a must for me

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  11. "My friend the is the enemy of my enemy". Hahaha. Sometimes the baddie is so bad that it doesn't matter if you like the characters, so as long as they beat the baddie. haha

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    1. And this baddie was just so...*kicks the baddie*

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  12. It has elves so it sounds good lol.

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  13. Too bad you didn't love the other characters, but having a "good" villain sometimes is just perfect! You have me curious because of that!

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  14. Cool! I haven't read a really good evil villain in a long time.

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  15. Uh oh, that ending comment makes me concerned about a cliffhanger! Still this sounds pretty cool. And I totally agree with this: "a good fantasy book should have someone evil that you want to see fall into hell."

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  16. Your reviews always made me smile and this one was not an exception. Love it. :)

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  17. haha love to hate the evil one :)

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  18. This sounds good B, first time I see this book online.

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    1. I have only seen it on one other blog

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