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Odriel's Heirs

(Odriel's Heirs #1)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  112 ratings  ·  93 reviews
The brave, burning with fire, harnessed the Dragon's Rage....

As the Dragon Heir, seventeen-year-old Kaia inherited the power of flame to protect her homeland from a godlike necromancer’s undead army. But after centuries of peace, the necromancer has faded to myth, and the Dragon Heir is feared by the people. Persecuted and cast out, Kaia struggles to embrace and control he
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Vaishali • [V.L. Book Reviews]
Rating: 4 stars to Odriel's Heirs!

“Have you courage, girl?” the cat asked.
Kaia swallowed. “I am the Dragon Heir. Of course I have courage,” she whispered.’

Kaia Dashul is the ascending, purposeful champion in this stellar, action packed, high-stakes, high-octane, high risk YA fantasy adventure. Opening with the wishes of a young mountain girl, a bedeviled castaway, both doubtful and bold, Hayley Reese Chow brings forth a story charged with trying times of bravery and responsibility tha
Karen Hendry
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Book Sirens for the eArc copy of this book.

Seventeen year old Kaia is the Dragon Heir. She inherited the power of the flame to help protect her homeland from a godlike necromancer, as her ancestors once did. But after centuries have passed and no-one has seen him, he has faded to myth. Because of this, the Dragon Heir is now feared by the people she is sworn to protect. After being shunned by her people Kaia struggles to control her gift while being confined to her family's farm house.
Paige Green
Feb 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Odriels Heir

Author: Hayley Reese Chow

Book Series: Odriels Heirs Book 1

Rating: 3/5

Publication Date: February 23, 2020

Publisher: Indie Published

Pages: 197

Recommended Age: 15+ (violence, some mature scenes)

Synopsis: The brave, burning with fire, harnessed the Dragon's Rage....

As the Dragon Heir, seventeen-year-old Kaia inherited the power of flame to protect her homeland from a godlike necromancer’s undead army.
Tanja Glavnik
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I very kindly received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is a very solid, lovely fantasy book read. You can certainly see elements of influence from other fantasy stories, but it can stand on its own two legs VERY well and remains distinct from the others. The premise is fairly simple: a "dark lord" was vanquished, or at the very least banished, but he is now rising again, and the descendants who possess the powers to stop him must do so before he actually succeeds. In th
E.P. Stavs
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. I feel like this story was written entirely with my own preferences in mind. It was such a perfect fit. The heroine was strong, loyal, and extremely likeable. I loved her connection to family and her ragehound, Gus. Her journey to self-discovery was well executed and enjoyable to read. In fact, I spent the entire day finishing this book, as I couldn't seem to keep from picking it up at any spare moment. Her counterpart, the Shadow Heir, was the perfect amount of light to her dark, and his m ...more
Anabella Córdoba
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020

Thanks to the author for give this e-ARC for an honest review

Odriel's Heirs is a book about three people with powers, that was given for a god called Odriel. And the descendants of those people are now called their heirs.
Kaia -our principal character- is the heir of one of those powers, and she has the power of dragon fire. For that reason, she is the only one, who defeated the Lost -an undead army- in her village, but the Lost are attacking others village, because a Necromancer cal
M.L. East
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I grew up reading exclusively fantasy, and this was a fantastic (😉) throwback in that it reminded me of everything I always loved about the genre. This book has got everything you could ask for in a fantasy novel:
–plucky, relatable protagonists and HORRIFIC villains
–an immersive and impeccably crafted world that truly captures the imagination
–high-stakes twists and turns culminating in a HUGELY climactic final battle
–MAGIC! (and so many enthralling species 😲)

I'm just one of many globetrotters st
Raven's Books
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, fantasy
Kaia is the next Dragon Heir. Her job is to keep The Lost, a hoard of the undead, away from the innocent people of Okarria. But when they try to invade in her home town, Kaia is determined to act. She begins a journey to meet her father and the Shadow Heir, Klaus. What she doesn't expect is to become a leader of an army, battling against the ultimate evil. With her friends in her side, and the spirit of the Dragon Heir guiding her, Kaia must find a way to defeat Nifras, or die trying...

A powerfu
Laken Honeycutt
Mar 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There was so much about Odriel’s Heirs by Hayley Reese Chow that thrilled this fantasy nerd: undead armies, shamed powers, legacies, and, of course, a slow-burn romantic subplot that is brilliantly paced. In fact, I think that is one of the most remarkable things about this book is the pacing. There is so much detail, action, and movement in what is a relatively shorter story. The result is the words fly off the page and stick with you long after you’re done reading.

Overall, this was an enjoyabl
Judy Ferrell
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing tale.

A young girl and boy have to save a land in this adventure tale. It's a take that is as intriguing as it is unexpected. And with all the drama you never know what is going to happen next.
Steph Warren
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

Odriel’s Heirs is a solid fantasy adventure, for young adults upwards, full of battles, magic and romance.

17-year-old Kaia is the underappreciated Dragon Heir, who must stand with the Time Heir (kind, gentle Jago) and the Shadow Heir (difficult, prickly Klaus) and use their combined powers to hold back the undead forces of the Lost (basically, zombies). Roles that were once lauded
Lilly Charysma
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Apparently, this is a short book. But it has so much action and so much development I felt like a full 500 pages novel. The world is amazing and the magic is fantastic. I love the legends, the fights, the worries, the everything.

Kaia has longed for the time when she can have the approval of her people. Her powers are scary not only for the others, but also for her. She has trained to become the Dragon Heir and she has trained to fight for the innocent. As a new danger approaches and their world
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review.

Odriel's Heirs is a great story. The plot is intriguing and I was hooked and intrigued throughout. The climax was very good and I was on the edge of my seat as I read it. I also love the ending. It was satisfying and heartwarming. What I also like about the story is that everything kept the story moving forward and I didn't see any irrelevant parts.

One minor issue is that I think there can be a bit more showing (and less telling).
Raquel Evans
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overall, I enjoyed this one. There were stretches toward the beginning where I wasn't very engaged with the story, even though I liked the idea of it--to be honest, it was really when the thread of romantic sub-plot showed up that I finally got super invested in the story. ;-)

Other than the slow bits (not really slow, just... not grabbing my interest?) and the bit where she gets life advice that ties everything together for her, that felt a bit cheesy to me, it was a really solid fantasy adventu
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Breathtaking. Intense. Finally a good book about Dragon's powers.
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book, thanks to Stella aka Raven's book on instagram, and it was the best think that happened to me.
The book has an excellent plot. Correctly outlined and the writer is following her plan methodically.
Even if the main protagonist has Dragon powers -not a spoiler-, the writer gives her limitation and doubts instead of making her AP (All powerful), giving the rest characters time to shine
Madhu MaBookYard -
My Rating : 4🌟
Kindle/ Netgalley/ BookSirens/ May2020
Thank you so much Netgalley for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.
This book follows our main character Kaia, who chose to throw herself into a battle with the dead and has to learn to control her Dragon fore before it consumes her. It talks about self-confidence, control of one's emotions, friendship and making difficult decisions for her land Ok
Jack Kuhn
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a solid, fast-paced, high-fantasy story with a bit of a "Dungeons and Dragons" feel to it. Readers who like fantasy stories with strong female protagonists and a lot of detailed action will enjoy this work. As one specific example, if you liked “The Deed of Paksenarrion” by Elizabeth Moon (in fact, if you liked anything by Elizabeth Moon) you’ve got a good chance of liking this. I rated this as 4.5/5 (solid read, a few rough edges).

Disclaimer before I go on: I received a free digital AR
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Odriel’s Heirs is a YA debut novel from Hayley Reese Chow, who I’ve had the pleasure of following on twitter these past few months.

Odriel is a god-like character who bestowed gifts to three “heirs.” There is a time heir, who can heal, a shadow heir, who can become invisible, and a dragon heir, who can control fire. Our main character, Kaia, is the dragon’s heir.

Being a powerful fire-caster isn’t all it’s cracked up to be though. The common people fear her, and her twin brother resents being born
Karen (thefictioncorner)
Odriel’s Heirs is a fast-paced story about Kaia’s quest to defeat Nifras, a demon necromancer who wants to take over the world. Kaia is the Dragon Heir, one of three of Odriel’s Heirs. Klaus is the Shadow Heir, able to turn invisible when he wants, and Jago is the Time Heir, able to heal anyone. They’ve been told that the only way Nifras can be defeated is if they work together, but when the story begins, we learn that Jago is missing. Throughout the book, Kaia and Klaus have to make do with wha ...more
Marshall Daley
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book as a digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

Odriel's Heirs is the story of Kaia and Klaus, two of three mystical Heirs to powers designed to fight an army of intelligent undead and their master, Nifras. Along the way, they face corrupt politicians, monsters, and their own insecurities in the face of the mounting enemy army.

This book plays out much like the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, but in a world built out like Avatar: the Last Airbender. Chow has drawn from a variet
Linda ( Clary_Starfall )
#arcreview #justreleased #odrielsheirs .
Odriel’s Heirs - Hayley Reese Chow
@hayleyreesechow .
Omg this was such an exciting and fun read 😍🙌🏻🤗📖
Jago, Klaus and Kaia are the three heirs and there faith is long decided ...
When Kaia’s dad is looking for the missing heirs Jago and Klaus, Kaia can’t stay at home ... the adventures begin.
And it’s so good, it has drama, bickering, heartbroken moments, an little bit of messy details after tortures moments and friendship(s) that maybe turn out to love
Demetra M
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Is this a D&D book? No. Did it remind me of a D&D campaign? Yes, and I love it!
The story advanced quickly and by quickly I mean it flew. I say it as a positive thing, because sometimes when the plot is slow I find myself distracted. Though I might've liked some scenes to take longer, I believe by not giving them more time made the urgency better felt. Some things did confuse me, but they were either explained later or I had just forgotten the information given to me before. For a book of 300 so
Iseult Murphy
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining, absorbing young adult fantasy with likable characters and animals!!! So many lovely animals that are a joy to read about and really made the book for me.
Kaia is the dragon heir, holding the fire that is powerful enough to destroy the Lost army of the undead, enslaved to dark magus, Nifras. If she’d been born seven minutes later, her fraternal twin, Bram would have inherited the title instead, and the responsibility that it entails. When the Lost attack the land again, Kaia is
Hannah Snell
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book gives you all the fantasy tropes that you are looking for - slow-burn romance, undead army, evil necromancer, boy who won't call the girl by her first name, both cute and snarky animals, grumbling wizards and imaginative species and place names. All done simply and all done well.

The story itself is very Eddings-lite, with the forces of darkness threatening the land and untested heroes having to come to terms with themselves and overcome their differences in order to try and save everyt
Victory (DKB)
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I want to appreciate Booksirens for providing this ARC for free in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and I leave this review voluntarily**

Seventeen years old Kaia Dashul is the first born of a Dragon heir, blessed with the ability to conjure fire as with her descendants before her. Tasked with a huge responsibility to protect the people of Okarria from a powerful necromancer and his undead army (called The Lost), she embarks on a journey to save her father from
McKenzie Austin
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't even begin to describe how invested I am in these characters. Hayley Reese Chow develops an amazing growth in both Kaia and Klaus throughout, showcasing different situations that shed light on who they are as individuals, and who they are together.

It's been too long since a book sucked me in and kept me like Odriel's Heirs did. I'm eagerly waiting on bated breath for the release of book two in the series. I need more Kaia and Klaus in my life! (And Gus, and Shad, and just ... the whole
Courtney Payne
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
To read my full review please go to

I'll begin by telling you that Odriel's Heirs is a pretty quick read. I had it read within a couple of hours. But it was definitely a consuming read. I did not want to put it down. There was always some conflict or situation occurring that made it compelling and I was impressed that there was not a single slow-moving scene in this book.
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
The author provided me with an advanced copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this book more than I expected to. It told an amazing story and it doesn't read like an author's first novel. While not perfect, it's a solid, enjoyable story. I recommend it to any fantasy reader that finds the premise intriguing. I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel's release, which doesn't have a release date, but the author has announced that there will be one.

My full review can be found here
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a new to me author and I thought the story is very well done.

It's a high fantasy so it has a lot of action packed themes. Throughout the story you can see influences from other fantasy stories.

It does very well on it's own and if you enjoy fast paced fantasy books then I suggest picking this up.
Bam Jam
Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-a-copy
TW: violence, blood, mild gore, death of a child (not depicted), body horror, suicide, use of torture (not depicted), blood

Disclaimer: I received an ARC copy of this book from the author. Thank you to Hayley Reese Chow for the opportunity to provide an honest review.

Ms. Chow reached out to me with a copy of her novel, and because the premise promises a fun fantasy adventure, I jumped at the chance to give it a try.

What I Liked

-This book gives me such Sabriel vibes in the way the story structured
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Hayley Reese Chow is the author of Odriel's Heirs, the 2020 winner of the Florida Author Project. She also has short and flash fiction featured in Lite Lit One, The Drabble, Bewildering Stories, Teleport Magazine, and Rogue Blades Entertainment’s anthology, As You Wish.

Until recently though, she’s mostly done a lot of things that have nothing at all to do with writing. Her hat collection includes

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