Ōkami by Renée Ahdieh
Book 1.25 of the Flame in the Mist series
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Purchased Kindle copy
Summary (from Goodreads):
At the close of Flame in the Mist, to end a bloodbath between the Black Clan and imperial soldiers, Ōkami allows himself to be taken prisoner by Prince Raiden, Mariko’s betrothed. For someone who doesn’t believe in heroes, it’s a ...more
This is the first of two short story additions to the central The Flame in the Mist duology. It is told from the perspective of Okami and follows directly on from events in the first book.
This delivered a story that was not necessary for a full understanding of the central story-line but was an engaging addition, all the same. The scene detailed was not a repetition of one the reader had encountered before and it also exhibited some beautiful penmanship, conveyed deep ...more
Ahdieh is a genius! This is one of two free ‘digital shorts’ to be released before the final book of this duology. For people like me who enjoyed the first book but can’t remember the details, this is a great refresher course. (Now I can enjoy or not enjoy the next book on its own merit, rather than based on what I remember.)
We follow the thought processes of Ōkami as he is captured and taken to the capitol. In all honesty, nothing happens, but through his inner monologue I am ...more
"Warmth settled around his heart. Soothed his soul. Even if Ōkami died a thousand deaths, it would be worth it."
4 stars! I really loved being in Ōkami's POV and ate up every extra bit of info about his family and backstory. I wish it had a bit more of that, or was a bit longer, but I guess that's what SMOKE IN THE SUN is for. :) The last page made me SO emotional about his relationships with a variety of the characters, which I was NOT PREPARED FOR. Thanks, Renee.
“Perhaps heroes were a thing to hate.”
I’ll be honest with you: I decided to read this novella tonight just because I wanted to complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I read Flame in the Mist a year ago and it was just okay for me. Despise that, I was planning to read Smoke in the Sun, the second and last book of the duology, this year—which didn’t happen.
As the name of this novella suggests, this is a very short story about Ōkami. It takes place a few hours after the ending of Flame in the
Rating: 4 honest stars (would give 5 if it was longer lol)
Okami is a short story (barely 8 pages) . It is written from the perspective of Okami and is following up narrative from Flame in the Mist.
Okami is also a good book to remind oneself how previous book ended. It's written in an easy to read way with well-blended-in-text explanation of items.
Really recommendable for fans of 1st book in this duology! ...more
Ōkami was not a hero. His father had died trying to be one.
Perhaps heroes were a thing to hate."
It wasn't a fantastic novella, it was too short (this seems to be Ahdieh's style tho, she always writes her novellas like this) but it was nice to read Ōkami's thoughts!
And now I need Smoke in the sun even more.
It's been a while since I read Flame in the Mist but I do remember loving it. Alas, reading as many books as I do, it took me a while to remember who the characters exactly are and their place in the story. I can easily say these two novellas definitely helped with that so I might just dive into the actual sequel pretty soon!
In this novella we get some more insight in what's going through Okami's mind after the ...more
FLAME IN THE MIST will be released on 5.16.17.
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