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(The Arcanian Chronicles #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  46 reviews
“Tell me about this place. This…Arcania.”

What if your life as you knew it ceased to exist?

That is the question Naeve Brannigan and her three sisters are faced with on the eve of their 25th birthday.
Continuing a tradition they’ve hidden from their mother for years, the four women arrive at a tarot shop to have their futures told.
Only this time their futures aren’t predict
Paperback, 1st edition, 422 pages
Published February 12th 2015 by CreateSpace (first published January 10th 2015)
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This was an interesting story! It was different from the books I have read and the story was unique! At first it was a little confusing for me but when things became more clearly, I really enjoyed it!! If you are one of Ella Frank's fan, I think you will agree with me that one of the reasons we love her, is that she isn't afraid to w
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 Stars

Who do you become when the you that you always were is no longer?

I added this book to my TBR before I even knew what it was about. Ella Frank has been an auto-buy author for me for years, so if I see a book by her it's a no brainer add. Period. After finishing this all I know is that I just want to live in her brain for just a day. I'm so serious. I'm convinced that the woman is storing a whole workload of pervy worker elves up there. How on earth does she keep coming up with
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Fantasy Romance and/or Ella Frank novels
4.5 Magical Stars

The thing I admire most about Ella Frank’s work, which ensures that I always come back for more, is that she is continually pushing the envelope, endeavouring to tackle new genres of storytelling with each subsequent book she writes.

Within her ‘Special Thanks’, Ella states:

“I wanted to step outside the box and create something exciting and new, and I’m very proud of the world that evolved.”

And so she bloody well should be. The plot here was engaging, the characters were deli
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Ella Frank has to be one of my favorite authors and automatically any book that she publishes is a one-click. And in her newest release, Temperance I went in totally blind and not knowing what to expect when the book was first uploaded on Goodreads. All I knew I had to read any book, that Ms. Frank publishes. First let me start off, I rarely read Fantasy Romance genre books and I will just say Ella Frank has spellbinded and bewitc
*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

As you may or may not know, I took a break from reviewing for the last six months. I needed to step back, and just breathe for a little while. I started to lose my love of reading, and I refused to let blogging completely temper that passion in my life. I didn’t set a date as to when I would come back to the world of reviewing and blogging, because I didn’t know when I would even want to; I kept telling myself that I would just know
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Temperance (The Arcanian Chronicles #1) by Ella Frank
4.5 stars!!

“…Why don’t you tell me about this place? This…Arcania…”
“Come closer, and I will show you.”

Is there anything that Ella Frank cannot write? I have to admit, I am not a fantasy reader, yet I am an Ella Frank reader. I had signed up for this book just because of the author, I had not read the blurb or anything and did not realise that this was another change in genre, so with great trepidation and anticipation I went into t
Dec 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, but now I've decided that this author can pull off any genre she tries. To me, the appeal to a fantasy story is the otherworldly details, mystery and hidden clues. Temperance is full of these. I just finished reading, but feel like if I reread it, I would catch so many things that I missed the first time.

This is a story involving an alternate realm. During the same time that we are living our day to day, in the land of Arcania, sensualeers, mortals,
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing

"He was like everything else in this strange, new world- a beautiful nightmare. Dark, dangerous, and lethal."

Ella Frank does it again and in a totally different genre! This is my second fantasy romance book/series and I think I am digging it hard core. I love getting lost in a whole other world.

Temperance is about 4 sisters (quadruplets) who are taken to a Arcania a fantasy world. Once there, they meet Si'Bastian who is magical with his powers and good looks. The girls are unsure of him and his
I am a huge fan of Ella Frank and was thrilled when she announced the premise for her new series. While they are some amazing fantasy books, the genre is somewhat lacking in the romance element. Ella Frank delivers her own style of sexiness to the fantasy genre. Throughout the book, I thought to myself several times; “Why hasn’t Ella Frank been writing fantasy before now?!”

The beginning is somewhat tricky. We are introduced to the magical world of Arcania and past events that set the st
Stephanie   GooglyEyes
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-fantasy
Brilliant. Movie worthy. I can already see the creators of Stardust producing this movie, with Patrick Stewart as the narrator.

4 sisters, quadruplets, but as different from each other as can be. Naeve with her blonde hair, Siobhan with her fiery red hair, Fiona a brunette, and Audra with her inky black hair (and the spitting image of their mother) celebrate their 25th birthday by going to get their tarots read. Unknown to them, age 25 is a special age, and upon walking in to have their fortunes
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Fantasy is not a genre I usually read. That being said, when Ella Frank writes a book... I read it.
No Questions Asked!!

When I first started reading the ancient tale of Arcania, I'll admit, I was a little confused.. but as I read on, things started to click into place, questions were answered, other questions arose. I was so intrigued! Ella has woven the perfect blend of present day with a mystical, magical world we know nothing about.

It's told in multiple points of view, which I absolutely lov
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Close your eyes and hear my tale. Let us see who you are. And as the sun rises in the East, you'll have traveled very far..."

Two worlds...past and irrevocably linked together. One on a downward spiral due to betrayal, destruction, and disease. A hope for renewal and rebuilding lies with four sisters thrust into this mysterious world they know nothing about. A world with Commanders, Knights, Empresses, Magicians, Castles and desolate forests.

New worlds, magical people, scary hunte
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
Temperance , by Ella Frank
Phewww I am SO GLAD that this book did NOT disappoint! You see I was SO HYPED about this book coming out because I was so DESPERATE for something entirely different. Once I caught wind of this book and saw who the author was I was practically drooling! I have NEVER read a fantasy book so it is beyond me why I was SO drawn to it but I just knew I had to read it the second it came out. I LOVE Ella Franks writing and she seems to reinvent herself with a
Jan 05, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a tale about an Empress and an Emperor who were picked to rule the land Arcania by the one and only hierophant, but something happens along the way. The Empress’s wicked sister fell in love with the Emperor before he was promised to her sister.

This story really confused me. The execution between past and present was off. I understand that there needed to be a lot of set up, for the stories to continue, but at times I felt completely overwhelmed, and the story wasn’t taking hold like it s
Jennifer Alexander
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Amazing Stars!!! I cannot wait for the next book!! I want to know what happens!!!!!
Passion 4 Books
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mysterious Magical Fantasy!

Temperance is a complex story that fantasy-romance fans will gobble up. An intriguing plot and characters abound in the first installment of Ella Frank’s newest endeavor. I had the privilege of reading book 1 prior to its launch and absolutely loved it. It keeps you thinking about the relationships, the whos, the whats, and the whys throughout as you try and piece together the puzzle that is quite a mystery.

Modern day quadruplet sisters take a forbidden trip to a tar
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ok I'm speechless WOW what did I just read?? Sear brilliance that what!

I couldn't put this one down its still going round and round in my head. Amazing, Beautiful, Loved it! When I saw that Ella had a new book out well I was there!!

I don't know about you all but I like something different every now and then you know get me out of my comfort zone, I've been in a bit of a book funk lately! :(

So fantasy, magical realm and magic! throw in some hot guys and romance! Ummmm!
"HELL YEH!" (doing a crazy
Jessie Potts
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, january-2015
Why you should read it: I've enjoyed every Ella Frank book I've read and was excited to pick up this new NA from her. I love tarot cards, as you all know from last week, and wanted to see what Ella's spin was on them, and wow … I love the world-building and all the characters (there are quite a few and multiple POVs). This was the first book I've read with quintuplets, and I can't wait for the next book in the series! I can't decide what I like more: the romance and hot heroes or the fantasy ele ...more
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not to be missed!!!!

Oh. My. God.

I really have no words to express how much I enjoyed this book. Imagine journeying in a world that combines The Wizard of Oz, Narnia and Alice in Wonderland. Instead of journeying through a wardrobe or flying through a tornado, you see a fortune teller who transports you to a place called Arcania.

This happens to the four sisters, Naeve, Siobhan, Fiona and Audra Brannigan. It's their 25th birthday and they are on their way to their birthday dinner with their mother
The Review Loft
Jan 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: anjee
This is a tale about an Empress and an Emperor who were picked to rule the land Arcania by the one and only hierophant, but something happens along the way. The Empress’s wicked sister fell in love with the Emperor before he was promised to her sister.

This story really confused me. The execution between past and present was off. I understand that there needed to be a lot of set up, for the stories to continue, but at times I felt completely overwhelmed, and the story wasn’t taking hold like it s
4.5 Fantastical Stars! I really enjoyed this story. It's completely different from anything I've read from this author but still a pleasant surprise. This book read like a movie, I swear I could see this playing out on the big screen. This is told in multiple points of view of all of the main characters so we can see their innermost thoughts and feelings.

Normally I wouldn't like this. I like to concentrate on two characters and their budding romance but this author made it work so even though y
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Off course is 5 stars..what did you expect...common it's Ella Frank+fantasy!! I'm a big fan of hers but this is something new..I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book! You would never guess that this is her first fantasy book.She takes you in a new world of magic,sorcery,knights,love,friendship and bewitch you from the first page.In a story we have two world,one reality and one get ready for one of the kind adventure...
Welcome to the world of Arcania,where nothing is as it seems
Kim A
Jan 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I love EF, but this book was just not it for me. I'm a fast reader, and I only kept reading because I just kept expecting it to get better, but unfortunately it didn't. Too much going on. I understand it was the first book in a series, but this fantasy was just confusing. I commend EF for going outside her comfort zone and writing this. I just wish I liked it as much the majority of the readers did. ...more
Ashley Williams
Dec 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
So awesome!! I loved the fantasy aspect of this book! And like always Ella made it steamy! I can't wait for the next book! ...more
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, love!
I need more.
It reminded me of a TV series where it changes through the Characters perspectives and surprisingly I loved it.
Can't wait for the next book.
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars!

I had only had the pleasure of reading two books by Ella Frank prior to this. I've loved both, and have the rest on my TBR list, because I really enjoy her style of writing and her voice. I'm also a huge fan of fantasy, so, when I heard about Temperance, I was definitely intrigued. After reading the synopsis, however, I was concerned about how "easy" the book would be to follow. It seemed that Temperance would have a lot going on-- people, places, terminology to familiarize myself with
Mikki _At_A Bookish Escape
When I saw the book trailer for Temperance, by Ella Frank, I was very intrigued! Fantasy Romance is not my usual genre, and since I made it a point to read more books out of my genre this year, I was very happy with the way Temperance captivated my attention and kept me turning the pages until the early hours of the morning.

It’s hard to write a review of this book without giving too much away. This story was filled with twists and turns that will leave you guessing what will happen next! I have
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Original to its core, Ella Frank has once again delivered a turbulent story full of intricate characters, in a web of deceit and disloyalty, combined with strong, courageous individuals who will hopefully save the day. Based on a complex combination of myths and legends, this story finds its foundation on the Tarot cards of Divination. Using the Major Arcana to develop her main characters, our author has created a unique story full of fantasy, mystery, suspense, thrills and a sensual romance in ...more
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved Temperance. LOVED IT!! The moment I finished Temperance, I wanted to start pestering Ella Frank for information about the upcoming books in the Arcanian Chronicles series. This imaginary world and the people who live there are incredible. I want more – I’m willing to beg and plead to get it.

Twenty-five years ago fate or the Gods stepped in and set into motion chaos and despair by uniting one couple. It caused a scorned woman to unleash her hurt and anger out on all of those around her –
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GAH!!! That.Ending. BRUTAL!!!! Okay not in a someone is dying on the floor but it was enough to make my heart drop…Because…Well…I WANT MORE!!! As in NOW as in YESTERDAY!! When does the next come out? What a seriously kick a$$ way to start a new series! This read contained every element of a wonderful fantasy read! Don't get me started on the steam factor! Ms Frank is a seasoned magician in that department. Whew, va, va, va, voom, I’m still fan
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