Author: Kelly St. Clare
Type of Book: eBook
Length: 257 pages
Release Date: May 24, 2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
* I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
FANTASY OF FLIGHT picks up where FANTASY OF FROST left off.
In the first book readers are introduced to the two distinct countries that make up Olina’s world. There is the country of Solati which is hot and the country of Glacium which is cold. That is an oversimplified explanation, but readers will know the differences from the first book and I do not want to repeat them in this review.
Throughout book one Olina wore a veil. She had never taken it off and had never even seen her own face. At the end of Book One she musters the courage to remove the veil and discovers the reason her mother kept Olina’s face covered throughout her entire life. Olina has blue eyes.
Why is this a big deal? Well, only people from Glacium have blue eyes and Olina is destined to rule Solati as the Tatum. Solati citizens would never follow a leader with blue eyes.
Olina was being held in the palace of Glacium but escaped by removing her veil. Since no one knows about her blue eyes, exposing her face is the best way to blend in with Glacium’s populace.
While escaping she meets Alzona, the owner of a fighting compound, and follows her to her fortress. Olina plans to earn money by fighting for Alzona.
Olina is searching for the source of the Seedyr wood arrows that killed Prince Kedrick; the man she loved.
She needs to discover who killed him and why and she knew that she would never be able to achieve that goal while living at Glacium’s palace.
The descriptions of the other fighters and the friendships that develop are perfect. Olina as Frost is written with superb skill.
I do not want to give away too much of the story, but suffice it to say that Kelly St. Clare has once again created a book that appeals to a wide range of readers. This is only her second novel, but the skill she demonstrates in storytelling will have readers believing she has been writing books for decades.
Her characters are vivid and believable and readers cannot help but be drawn into the story.
The setting is unique and the details of the two worlds bring them to life with a detail that is unlikely to be rivaled by any but the very best authors. The juxtaposition of the two world being almost exact opposites while being codependent on each other is an intriguing twist. There are just enough details to make these worlds come to life without being so detailed that the writing becomes mired down in descriptions.
Olina is a strong female lead and she shows a maturity beyond her years, while at the same time still occasionally displaying the immaturity expected of a sheltered eighteen year old. The author has done a magnificent job of maintaining that delicate balance.
Kelly St. Clare has quickly become one of my favorite authors and I am now a fan for life. I am looking forward to her next book.
If you want to read a story that you will be unable to put down, FANTASY OF FLIGHT is that story.
FANTASY OF FIRE – The third book in The Tainted Accords series is set to be released in January 2016 and I will be eagerly awaiting it’s release.
I rate this book as 5 out of 5 stars.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My advice: BUY THIS BOOK! You will not regret it!
About The Author:
Kelly is originally from New Zealand and now lives in Australia with her soon-to-be husband.
Kelly’s goal is to write books that she would want to read.
To learn more about her, visit her website at http://www.kellystclare.com