A Fistful of Fire
Tales of loathsome kings and prophesied saviors aren’t so appealing when you are a royal bastard of prophecy…
Evonalé Yunan is supposed to somehow free her grandmother’s enslaved people, but she’s merely a child, and her father is the powerful fire mage who subjugates the realm. Evonalé has therefore fled home, her half-siblings, and the father who really should’ve been...more
On the characters, for some reason, though I sympathized with the heroine's plight and situation, I never really got attached to her. This might be because the story was narrated from her first person perspective, and I often feel ...more
There were a few things in this book that made me cringe - mainly character backstory - but only initially. Any qualms I had were put to rest as I more or less devoured this novel. The titular Evonalé is abused, nervous, clumsy, and the victim of a prophecy - we're never quite sure EXACTLY what it is - that she's fairly certain will end in her death, even during victory.
My favorite part about this w ...more
My review is divided into two parts; the first half of the novel which I ...more