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Kindling Ashes

(Firesouls #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Sixteen years ago, the strongest of the dragons who once flew free over the kingdom of Auland escaped extinction the only way they knew how; releasing their souls to reside in unaware humans. With a debilitating sickness now spreading through their hosts, time is running out for them once more…

On the streets of the capital city, a teenage gold smuggler named Giselle strugg
Paperback, 264 pages
Published June 12th 2014 by (first published April 21st 2014)
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May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
A highly imaginative fantasy of remarkable vision and premise

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In a world of great fire-breathing beasts and Dragon slayers, one girl’s destiny marks the beginning of a new age to come. Either the world will burn in flame or Dragons will co-exist harmoniously alongside humans once more.
The first instalment within the exciting new ‘Firesouls’ series is an explosive opening, as the Dragons awake from hibernation and frees themselves from their human ‘host’ bodies. Two souls cannot live in one b
✨Selena Yukino✨
Rating: 2.0 stars

Boring. So fucking boring. The writing, the characters, the execution. Basically everything.

What a shame too, because plot-wise it had a lot of potential.

Ugh, I can never find a dragon book that I actually like. Damn my high expectations for all things dragon! #IThinkI'mCursed

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I got to read it after all (even though I didn't win a copy) and I really enjoyed it! It was a great story with very interesting characters and very vivid descriptions. I'll surely read the second book when it comes out. (view spoiler)
Jul 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Personal rating: 3 Stars
Rating it deserves: 3.5 Stars

An interesting and, for the most part, enjoyable read. I don't read dragon fantasy novels often so it was nice reading something that's somewhat still new to me. There were a few disappointments here and there, but I liked it overall. Let's begin my likes and dislikes in:

I liked her. No extreme emotions here. I neither love nor hate her, though there were certainly moments where I felt either emotion about her. She's what's de
Brian Wilkerson
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Trickster Eric Novels review

Laura Harris asked me to read her story "Kindling Ashes". It features a conflict between the Firesouls, who want to revive the dragon race, and the dragon slayers, who want to finish the job they started sixteen years ago. I will examine plot, characters and polish, and then then assign a grade.


The story begins in the aftermath of a war between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Auland. It ended with dragon extinction, but unknown to most humans, the dragons
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Last week, I reviewed Clash of Eagles which is a historical fiction.
So, this week, apparently my To-Be-Read Jar decided for me to go on the other side of the spectrum : fantasy.
And this fantasy novel has the one thing that I love and adore most all -- dragons.
I am a sucker for dragons so when I read this summary (months and months ago when I made my jar) I was excited to read it. Unfortunately (or not, matters on how you look at it), it was such a good read that I read in one complete day. Does
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
You can read my other reviews at: The Titan's Tomb

Sixteen years ago the Dragon War was fought and the dragons were killed out...or at least the human's believed them to be. But the alpha dragon Baltair was able to conserve the soul of himself and the rest of his nest by hiding them away in the bodies of humans. But the dragon souls cannot be contained within the body of a human forever and even now their hosts are becoming weakened, some even dying from the exertion of having two souls. Giselle
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantastic
First all of I found it very well-designed with its cover and map and everything. I've never read a novel about dragons before but this novel made me love them with its descriptions and pet-like figures.The thought of having communication with an animal living inside you is written so fantastic so that I found myself wishing we humans had this kind of ability in real too.I only wish it wouldn't end in such a climax point that left me in curiosity but I can say its one of the best fantastic books ...more
Jen Lamoureux
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
A debut novel from a promising young author. I love the idea behind the Firesouls sharing human bodies in order to stop them being destroyed by humanity. The story itself is excellent. I have every hope that the author's voice will only continue to grow and mature as she continues writing.

I have friends who are young adult librarians who I think would be very interested to have a story like this in their libraries. The main characters go through a great deal of transformation as the story unfold
Georgiann Hennelly
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kindling Ashes is the story of a conflict between Fire souls and Drsgon slayers the Fire Souls want to revive the Dragon race while the Slayers just want to finish what they started sixteen years ago. The descriptions are so beautifully written they take you to a land where Dragons still roam the the Earth and anything is possible.
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Laura Harris! I have been waiting for a ya or any fantasy book to not only have a great story but one that didnt have a love story or love triangle that took away from the adventure. I loved all the characters, the fast pace and the humor from the dragon. Great start to this series and i cant wait for the next.
it comes as no surprise to learn that this was a NaNo project. it was oddly paced, with little character development, and weak worldbuilding. I wasn't invested in any of the characters at all, even up to the end. ...more
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this book is amaaaazzing!!!!!!! i need the 2nd book like yesterday!!!
Angela Cramer
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. The descriptions take the reader to a land where dragons roam and anything is possible. Made me want to slip into the book as one of the characters.
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I need book 2. D:
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Laura Harris discovered her talent for writing aged six, when a school exercise about the Great Fire of London got a little out of hand and ended up taller than her. After realising she could create her own stories she never paused to reconsider and has been scribbling in notebooks ever since. Attempting National Novel Writing Month for the first time in 2009 allowed her to get past the problem of ...more

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