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Kingdom of Ash and Briars (The Nissera Chronicles, #1)
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Buddy Reads > Kingdom of Ash and Briars (The Nissera Chronicles #1) by Hannah West - Starting Feb 10th 2020

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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | -263 comments Mod
Bristal, an orphaned kitchen maid, lands in a gritty fairy tale gone wrong when she discovers she is an elicromancer with a knack for shape-shifting. An ancient breed of immortal magic beings, elicromancers have been winnowed down to merely two - now three - after centuries of bloody conflict in the realm. Their gifts are fraught with responsibility, and sixteen-year-old Bristal is torn between two paths. Should she vow to seek the good of the world, to protect and serve mortals? Or should she follow the strength of her power, even if it leads to unknown terrors? She draws on her ability to disguise herself as a man to infiltrate a prince's band of soldiers, and masquerades as a fairy godmother to shield a cursed princess, but time is running out. As an army of dark creatures grows closer, Bristal faces a supernatural war. To save the kingdoms, Bristal must find the courage to show her true form.

Building on homages to Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jane Austen’s Emma and the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, Hannah West makes a spectacular debut.

Mollie (mollieruminer) | 4 comments I am a tad behind on the 20 pages a day. I am at 50 pages so far. Just starting to get the hang of the book and understand whats happening. Was a little confused for the first 40 or so pages.

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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | -263 comments Mod
Yeah it does seem to be quite complex, mashup of a lot of retellings which seems exciting

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