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Champions: At fire's end

(Champions #1)

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Seventeen-year-old best friends, April and Kyle, are thrown into the final battle of the Titan and Olympian war. Locked into an endless struggle, the Immortals have finally reached a solution - bestow mortal Champions with control over the elements to wage their final campaign.

Bestowed with control over fire and water, April and Kyle were raised by Immortals with a single
Paperback, Second Edition, 350 pages
Published November 28th 2015 by Charlotte Jain (first published August 21st 2014)
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Thanks so much for letting me know. Sending the copies is taking a bit longer than expected, and a few that have been sent seem not to hav…more
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Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
**I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks again to the author for contacting me.**

"Champion: At Fire's End" is a YA debut novel by the Australian author Charlotte Jain. The plot follows April and Kyle, two 17-year olds who've been chosen as two of the four Champions to wage the war for the Olympians against the Titans on earth. Both of them were raised and trained by Immortals, and both were given special powers at birth which allows them to control fire and w
Carla Simoes
Jun 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-ebook, 2016
* I received this book in exchange of a honest review *

I have always a especial interest in mythology, and when i see this book is about a battle between Titans and Olympians, and four humans champions, chosen to decide the final battle i thought i have to read it.

The idea for this book was brilliant but i think something fail in the execution of that idea, in the beginning of the book i didn't seem to comprehend the MC's and all the twists of the story, and in the final chapters it got even wo
Melissa Souza
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, fantasy, mythology
**I received a copy of this book from the For Love of a Book's Read & Review Opportunity Program

2.5 - 2.75 stars!!!

I had a real hard time rating this book. I loved the concept of the novel. I'm a huge fan of Roman/Greek mythology. So, the blurb really drew me in. I liked the idea of there being this war between the immortals (Olympians) and the Titans and where each side chooses a pair champions to help them win the battle on their behalf. If that faction's champions win then peace is secured
Veronica ⭐️
Champions: At Fires End, the debut novel of Australian author Charlotte Jain, is a fast paced Young Adult read suitable for the younger end of the Young Adult genre.

April and Kyle have been raised knowing that one day they must battle to save humankind. However the final battle will be between four champions. So April and Kyle must find the remaining two humans who have also been bestowed with special powers before the battle can commence.

I loved the magic in this book and how the elements of f
This book is hard for me to review. I LOVE the concept of it. The delivery fell flat for me. There is a lot of polish that needs to happen to really make this story come across the readers as Charlotte Jain (the author) envisions within her own mind.

I can grasp at the pieces, but there are a lot of confusing parts in the book, right from the beginning. April and Kyle are seemingly thrust (possibly at random) to save the world when they can kill themselves with their own powers, especially April
Vivian Chen (Vivian's Book Pavilion)
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I don’t get it. I really don’t get it. What am I reading? I was so excited to read a new book about Greek Myths…you know how much I love a good mythology story. But then…I don’t really understand what the book is about…and I can’t feel connected to the characters. The only two characters I love died in the end…which I don’t know why and I can’t imagine what the sequel will be. Although among my ARC reading process…I did read some good books, an
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
The ebook copy of this book was provided by the author Charlotte Jain, in exchange for an honest review

I really like mythology, so I was excited to read this book and it was OK. Honestly, I'd say my favourite character in this book is April and maybe Ares (even if he showed up like only two times), the rest I'm either meh or I don't like them.

I'm curious to see how this series will end and what's going to happen next.
Barb Taub
May 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Teens and Ancient Greek Gods. The setup is almost irresistible for an urban fantasy writer. You take a bunch of (immature, narcissistic, ego-tripping, power-obsessed, borderline moronic) gods and put the future of the world in their hands. And then somehow you have them agreeing to let thousands of years of dispute be settled by a pair of (only marginally less immature, narcissistic, ego-tripping, power-obsessed, slightly more intelligent) teenagers.

The story is told from the alternating points
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the author for providing this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my review in any way.

I have mixed feelings about Champions because of it's confusing chapters, but intriguing plot. So the book starts off with no explanation and hits the ground running with mystery. While I do like that it immediately goes into action, I have to piece together what's going on as I read which is a bit disorienting and distracting. I am disoriented because there is so much sh
Annemieke / A Dance with Books
At Fire’s End promises us a fresh take on Greek and Roman mythology with modern heroes. The book however already starts with a paragraph by the author who says she took some liberties with the mythology. That is one thing that made me a little hesitant. While I understand changing some small things you shouldn’t feel the need to say this at the start of the story. It already taints my idea of the book.

If you are looking for a book about Greek and Roman mythology however this is not a book I woul
Angela (Books of a Shy Girl)
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Champion’s: At Fire’s End by Charlotte Jain is a Young Adult urban fantasy book. The Immortals have decided that their war will be fought by four Champions, and each one of them has a Flame that grants them powers.

The story is really interesting and it’s told by the point-of-view of two of the Champions: Kyle and Alice. They all live in Caria, a Greek city that was destroyed and they are best friends. However, Alice couldn’t co
Angela Cuéllar
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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3.5 Stars

Fiery, startling, thrilling, and fun, At Fire’s End begins a series of champions with a long journey ahead. A recommended read for any who enjoy mythology-inspired stories merged into our mere mortal world.

An exciting read for sure, I enjoyed reading this tale of gods and humans. I admit that there were times that I felt a bit confused or I didn’t quite connect with the characters, but I think the author has a very vivd imagination and that can be difficult to cap
Becca Edney
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-and-review
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Brit McCarthy
Thank you to the author for providing this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my review in any way.

First things first, the cover pictured above is a draft cover and has since been updated. Being a draft copy of an indie author, I slugged through quite a bit of poor spelling and grammar to get to what lay underneath. This is to be expected and I can only assume that since there is a finished copy, all those little things will be cleared up. I tried hard not to dwell on
Danielle (Arabbitinwonderland)
I love my Greek mythology books so of course this instantly jumped out to me and even better the author was kind enough to provide an ebook for review.

Champions is a great concept, with the Titans and the Greeks choosing mortal champions to finally end their war which I don't think I've seen such a story line before.

However while I liked the concept of this story the execution could have been better.
The book is written in first person point of view which isn't my cup of tea but what annoyed me a
Apr 08, 2016 rated it did not like it
This is not a very good book, although the author shows some promise. “Champions” would have benefited significantly from the advice of a brutal but honest critiquing group, or a tough and experienced editor, or both. I suspect it had neither.

It is the first of a series, in which two seventeen year old friends, April and Kyle, are asked to stage the final battle of the war between the Titans and the Olympians. They are two of four champions, and are tasked with finding the other two champions an
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads Giveaways
Shelves: fantasy, ya, mythology
In "Champions: At Fire's End" Charlotte Jain's sets the stage for her first book with a war between the Titans and Olympians that spawned havoc and death in the human world countless years before. To stem the tide of chaos and destruction a deal was forged in the heat of the fight; that the flame of battle would be passed to four mortal Champions, two battle partners for each side who would control the power of a natural element; air, fire, earth or water. After the final clash the victorious wo ...more
Victoria Tilley
Dec 16, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I won this book in a giveaway sometime in December, I have only gotten around to reading it now because of this one series I wanted to finish and also because of school, I can’t read much while school is on, but it’s getting better so I will probably be starting to read more. So that is also why it took me like a moth to get through this book, because I was just so busy with school, I had like no time to read. This book also almost got me into a reading slump at one stage but I pulled t
May 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways-arcs
RATING: 3.75 stars

*Won in a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the author, Charlotte Jain*

Okay, I had lots of different emotions while reading this book. I can see where the author is going with this story and I think it is a brilliant plot and concept; however, I felt like it was getting lost at times in the pages of this book.

At times, the book was confusing and all over the place, leaving me thinking 'what the hell did I miss?', while other times it had me like 'OMG! This is brilliant! What'
Kristyn - Reading to Unwind
The story follows two Champions April and Kyle who have had the special abilities since they were younger. They received there special abilities from the Immortals so that they can fight in pairs to determine who will rule the Immortals. April and Kyle are challenged with not only learning to manage their special abilities, but also finding the other two Champions who they will pair off with.

I was a little confused when I first started reading I was not 100% sure what was going on with the memo
Jody Ellis
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Very early on I found I couldn't finish the book. I found issue with the following.

The characters were confusing, flat, bland, identical and really contradictory.

Kyle made out like he loved April. But he's in a relationship with the other, a competitor. They are meant to fight and kill their competitor champions. Then April wants to train her competitors so it's a fair fight but she's meant to be cunning and ruthless and we know right from the start neither of these main characters want to be
Dec 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
I received this book from Goodreads/author in exchange for an honest review. So I was very excited when I found out I won this book off of a Goodreads giveaway. Everything about this book lured me in from the captivating cover to the summary. Unfortunately, I was majorly let down stopping at page 87. I was going to stop sooner around page 50, but I told myself to keep going and hopefully it would get better. It didn't. The very beginning is exciting and dives you head first into the story and it ...more
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
Creative and fun with a great concept and plot.
Champions: At fires end was a fun, fantasy filled novel. The plot was creative and the concept was unique and adventurous. Although, I have to say that it was flat at some points and a bit confusing, but that is what comes with new writers and I am sure that as the story continues both the novel and writer will grow and I am looking forward to what comes next. I will most definitely continue with this series as I have hope that as each book comes,
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
*Received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads*

Champions: At Fire's End, the first book of the Champions series. I would say I quite liked this book.

The characters are very deep. They all have a fitting back-story to all their personalities. I just loved the fact that, unlike other books, Champions: At Fire's End switches from one character's point of view to another character's point of view every few chapters. It gives us, as readers, a chance to explore the minds and thoughts of e
Dec 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Champions: At Fire's End is an interesting read. It starts off disjointed - it felt like I had missed a lot of back story, and had to check that it is, indeed, the first book in the series. There was just too much information that you didn't know, and it made it a bit hard to get into. However, by hanging in there I got the feel of the story and enjoyed it enough that I'm actively looking for hard copies of the next books to follow what happens.

The basic plot of the story is that, as per Greek m
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: read-to-review
*I received a free copy to review, this has nothing to do with my opinion on the book.*

After an eternity of impossible battles between two immortal warring factions, an uneasy truce was reached. Their solution? Send out pairs of mortal champions for one final battle. Winner takes all.

Sounds epic, right? Well it is.

I really enjoyed Champions: At fire's end. It has interesting characters, fast-paced action, an intriguing setting, and a plot that keeps you hooked until the end. I liked discovering
Dustin Hall
Dec 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
I won this book as a Giveaway on Goodreads. The synopsis sounded interesting, especially with my interest in Greek Mythology. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get past some of the organizational errors. Sure, I've read books where the editors forgot to catch a mistake, but this book has so many within the first 50 pages, it detracts from the story. For me, a good book creates a world and story that draw me in. The missing words hamper that for me.

On page 46, for example, "I smiled back, trying to
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First I would like to state that I have received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. I really enjoy the authors writing style. This book was a very interesting read. The authors writing style kept you interested from the first chapter to the very last. It pulls you in quickly and keeps you hooked wa ...more
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
I won this book as part of a Goodread Giveaway. This book is listed as part one of a series. However it is obvious that there is a back story that the reader needs to know to truly relate to the characters. The author may have addressed this issue in another book which is a 0.5. ( Personal hat of mine are 0.5, 1.5 etc novels). However, I did not have access to this novel so I do not know if this would have helped me get more engaged with the characters. The way the blurb read the story would fin ...more
Sep 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2014, review-copy
This was one of the most interesting and unique concepts I've ever reading YA Fantasy. Charlotte Jain takes on Greek Mythology with a modern twist, although I didn't realise that whilst I was reading the plot description. What drew me in were the elements at war and how two teenagers hold the responsibility to fight an immortal war.

Despite my initial interest, I found my reading experience to be marred by confusion.

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