A Trial of Sorcerers
Eighteen-year-old Waterrunner Eira Landan lives her life in the shadows — the shadow of her older brother, of her magic’s whispers, and of the person she accidentally killed. She’s the most unwanted apprentice in the Tower of Sorcerers until the day she decides to step out and compete for a spot in the Tournament of Five Kingdoms.
Pitted against the best ...more
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Actually, all of my series set in the Air Awakens univ…moreYou can read it independently! I wrote A TRIAL OF SORCERERS with new readers in mind throughout.
Actually, all of my series set in the Air Awakens universe can be read in any order. You just get a slightly different experience depending on where you start.(less)
Right now I'm thinkin…moreSince my process is to write until the story is finished - however many books that needs to be - I can't give give a firm answer.
Right now I'm thinking it'll be five. But no less than 3.(less)
✅ I ALWAYS LOVE TOURNAMENT plot lines and this was no exception. The drama between contestants and watching the characters complete tasks is just always so fun to read about
🆗 EVEN THOUGH THE STORY WAS PREDICTABLE I still enjoyed it. I knew the twist was coming because there was a litt ...more
But apparently, this is the third series set in the world of the Air Awakens, so onto the back burner this goes, until I read the rest in chronological order. 😭 So many interconnected series!!! 🙈
A beautiful beginning to a high-stakes fantasy series that will have you rooting for the heroine from the very first page.
*Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the author for review but all thoughts are my own*
Full Rating: 4.5 Stars
I flew through this book in two sittings, it was utterly addictive and easy to follow. I did give this book 4.5 stars beca ...more
Eira Landan has been an outcast amongst the sorcerers of the Tower for years after she lost control of her powers and accidentally killed a fellow student. She longs to see the mysterious continent of Meru that has only recently begun to foster relations with the Solaris Empire. So when the royal family announces an international competition, where each nation will send r ...more
as a newbie to the air awakens universe, i was introduced to the magic system super quickly! i loved the worldbuilding and the range of characters, and i think the pacing was great!
short synopsis with no spoilers: eira landan is 18 years old, she is an apprentice at the tower of sorcerers, and she has an older brother, marcus, who is the "star child" but he takes care of eira a lot because eira accidentally did something bad three years prior. so the main plot is: there is a trial o ...more
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While this book did start off slow for me, I was hooked around the 13%-20% point. I read this book rather quickly. I couldn't put it down because I was curious to find out what happens next. Kova's ...more
Review 2/20/2020: I don't think I can ever get tired of this world Kova continues to build. (Also that cover is just stunning. Like just jaw-dropping, mouth watering, gorgeous). Aira is jaded and spunky- the way I imagine any adult to be after growing up the life she did. Not unhappy, exactly, but not fulfilled either.
Without giving too much away, the ML in this one is dreamy, but I'm sensing a slow burn.
There is also the awaited return of old Air Awakens ...more
A Trial of Sorcerers is an action packed, angsty, mature dive back into the world of Air Awakens. The story follows Eira, an apprentice Water Runner, who has a dark past. Seeking to prove herself and to overcome her tarnished reputation, she enters the trial of sorcerers. The competition for glory and a chance to travel to the foreign lands of Meru take a high stakes turn that leaves everyone shaken but Eira is determined to leave her mark and to prove her naysayers wrong.
This was a FANTASTIC read. I've been meaning to read one of Elise Kova's books for a while, since I have so many on my TBR. This book is set in the Air Awakens universe, but it can be read without any prior knowledge (this was the case for me).
My favorite part of this book was the characters and their development. The main character, Eira, starts off as a self-conscious and alienated, but grows into a complex, strong individual, and it was a joy to read. The side characters we ...more
But even if you’re new to her books, this is a brilliant place to start! The characters are fun and relatable and leave you with just the right amount of questions to keep you intrigued 👀
To start off, the elemental magic system in Elise’s books is just gorgeous. There is a vivid and rich history that is cleverly woven to tell the story of each affinity. Whi ...more
Eira is an waterrunner and a quite strong one at that! She has been belittled and kept behind ever since something happend 3 years ago. She blames herself for it and has a lot of guilt, but also there's a spark there to prove herself once and for all that's she's more than that event. And get this she has a special power and hears voices no one else hearing! People say She's ...more
Eira Landan is an 18 years-old Waterrunner (meaning she can control water) that is tired of living in the shadows— the shadow of her older brother, of her magic’s whispers, and of the person she accidentally killed three years ago. She’s the most unwanted apprentice in the Tower of Sorcerers. Decided of taking the reins of her life back, she steps out and goes to compete for a spot in the Tournament of Five Kingdoms.
“Everything yo ...more
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A Trial of Sorcerers was my very very first Elise Kova read and I’m certain that it won’t be my last. This was one of those books that keep calling after you even when you’ve set it aside for a moment. As soon I gave in to aforementioned bookly enticement, all I did was read it the whole day. The book wasn’t very long, but it’ ...more
It took me until chapter 13 (of 39) to really start getting into this book. I couldn't get into the seeming indifference Eira's family displayed toward her and it felt forced. I'm sure some people have felt that way growing up, but I wasn't one and it made it hard to get lost in the story because of it. It just felt unnatural I think more so because there was a lot of telling of background, but little showing so I could identify with Eira and the u ...more
What can I say about A Trials of Sorcerers? I can’t get enough of Elise’s writing. I picked this book up right after I finish the Air Awakens series and it did not disappoint.
I love being back in this world and see glimpses of my old favorite characters. Although, Fritz had a personality shift that I wasn’t prepared for, it was still nice to see him and know the empire is doing well after all t ...more
I love how this series is tying together the Air Awakens and Vortex Chronicles series. I just love the world that Elise created with Air Awakens and I’m so happy to be back in it and seeing familia ...more
She had two choices. One was to continue lying there, doing nothing. The other was to get up and defy all odds. To reach and try for something that the world didn’t think she should have.
Eira is an 18 year old Waterruner (that is, a sorcerer who can manipulate water) from the Tower of Sorcerers. Tired of living under her brother’s shadow and haunted by a past accident, she decides to finally take the reins of her life and compete to earn a spot in the upcoming Tournament of Five Kingdo ...more