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Welcome to my stop of the blog tour for the book “Raining Embers” by Jessica Dall , hosted by Sage’s Blog Tours.
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Title: Raining Embers (Order and Chaos, Book 1)
Author: Jessica Dall
Publishing date: 3rd November, 2015
Published by: Red Adept Publishing
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Palmer Tash always follows the path of least resistance. He has an unusual disability involving his hearing. But in theocratic Latysia, being different isn’t a good thing, so he conceals his problem.
Brier Chastain’s malady is even more debilitating, and she often must take to her bed for long periods. Her days are spent in meaningless pursuits as she awaits an arranged marriage.
When Palmer and Brier are kidnapped on the same night, they meet and discover that their so-called disabilities are actually budding powers. They are the incarnations of Order and Chaos. With their country on the brink of war, the two must step into their predestined roles and learn to take control of their own destinies.
I kind of debated about what to rate this book because the starting chapter didn’t seem to hold my attention. I thought maybe I wasn’t going to like this book but then the book eventually got engrossing. So, I decided to ignore the start and give it 5 stars!
Not every story can have an easy start, can it? 😛
I loved how the reincarnation of Kosmos and Chaos was explained so simply and beautifully, how Palmer and Brier came in terms with them dying and reincarnating. Palmar took some time believing it being his logical self, but Brier was almost eager to accept it as it answered all the questions she had about her strange self.
Their life before kidnapping isn’t something that interested me because it was quite monotonous. Brier not happy with her life, Palmar not happy with his, both feeling trapped. The kidnapping is what sets the pace for the book and builds the story. From that point on there wasn’t a single uninteresting moment in the book.
The problem with some of the books that revolve around Gods, reincarnation, power and the works is that it sometimes gets too overwhelming because all of the other factors are ignored. That wasn’t the case with this book though. The perfect balance of human nature and emotions was kept throughout the story. The actions of all the characters matched that of what human nature is known for, not some superficial reaction just for the sake of it.
The one difficulty I had was keeping up with names. I couldn’t even pronounce most of them. 😛
The Climax, the war is well- detailed, felt like I was having visions myself. 😛
At every step I could feel every thing happening, I could feel myself reaching out for characters. I think I was searching for some underlying motives. Apart from Brier and Palmar I doubted every character in the book. I was waiting till the last moment for Brier’s best friend, Nico, to turn against them or the little girl, Rosette, to turn out to be some evil bidding her time, the same with everyone I guess.
But I was so wrong. This is just a simple story, a simple and captivating at one. No underlying motives mostly. I am glad that the author didn’t make it more complicated than it needed to be and kept it interesting and realistic. 😀
Why would I pick it up?
To read about the interesting reincarnation of Order and Chaos. 😀 😀
Jessica Dall finished her first novel at the age of fifteen and has been hooked on writing ever since. In the past few years, she has published two novels, The Copper Witch and The Porcelain Child, along with a number of short stories that have appeared in both magazines and anthologies.
In college, Jessica interned at a publishing house, where her “writing hobby” slowly turned into a variety of writing careers. She currently works as both as an editor and creative writing teacher in Washington, DC.
When not busy editing, writing, or teaching, Jessica enjoys crafting and piano, and spending time with her friends and family. She can most often be found at her home in Maryland with a notebook and her much-loved, sometimes-neglected husband.
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