Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blog Tour: Flame of Surrender by Rhiannon Paille

Title: Flame of Surrender

Author: Rhiannon Paille

Published: Coscom Entertainment, 1 November 2011

Pages: 372

Series: Book 1, The Ferryman & The Flame

First Line: "Secrets never stay hidden forever."

Summary: The boy who follows death meets the girl who could cause the apocalypse. 

Krishani thinks he’s doomed until he meets Kaliel, the one girl on the island of Avristar who isn’t afraid of him. She’s unlike the other girls, she swims with merfolk, talks to trees and blooms flowers with her touch. What he doesn’t know is that she’s a flame, one of nine individually hand crafted weapons, hidden in the body of a seemingly harmless girl. 

Nobody has fallen in love with a flame until now. She becomes Krishani’s refuge from the dreams of death and the weather abilities he can’t control. Striking down thousand year old trees with lightning isn’t something he tries to do, it just happens. When the Ferryman dies, Krishani knows that he’s the next and that a lifetime of following death is his destiny. 

And Kaliel can’t come with him. The Valtanyana are hunting the flames, the safest place for her is Avristar. Krishani can’t bear to leave her, and one innocent mistake grants the Valtanyana access to their mystical island. They’re coming for Kaliel, and they won’t stop until every last living creature on Avristar is dead. She has to choose, hide, face them, or awaken the flame and potentially destroy herself.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts:  Flame of Surrender is a fantasy of epic proportions.  It's incredibly original and I really enjoyed reading it.

I started reading it and I wasn't sure where the book was going to take me because it was so unlike anything else I've ever read before.  I thought it was extremely well written and I really enjoyed following the characters along.

I really liked both Kaliel and Krishani but I must admit that it took me a little bit to get used to which one was which because I'm really bad with names in books if they sound similar.  Other than that, I really liked both of them.

I always find things like elves and plant magic to be incredibly fascinating and I just really loved that this book contained both.  Well, Kaliel is an elven which I assume is like elves in traditional fantasy.

Overall, I thought that Flame of Surrender was incredible and if you're looking for your next fantasy fix this book will definitely do that for you as it is original, and so well written.  The characters are really believable and I just found Flame of Surrender to be a great read.



Check out the rest of the tour here:

November 1st - JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd
                  2nd- Marissa @ Novels on the Run
                  3rd - Cherry @ Cherry Mischievous
                  3rd - Katie @ Curse of the Bibliophile
                  4th - Valerie @ Stuck In Books
                  5th - Kristin @ Kristin Can Read
                  6th - Wanda @ Books Are Magic
                  7th - Rozhin @ Zone Out Mode
                  8th - Erika @ One A Day YA
                  9th - Vanessa @ Boekie's Book Reviewer
                  10th - Gabbi @ The Book Breather
                  11th - Sally @ Bibrary Book Lust
                  11th - Aine @ House Millar Series
                  11th - Rebecca @ Everything To Do With Books
                  12th - Kellie @ ReaWrite
                  13th - Bonnie @ Hands and Home
                  14th - Bree @ The Magic Attic
                  14th - Gina @ Behind a Million and One Pages

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