Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday Fiction Fix: "Embers"

The Short:

Abiassa’s Fire, Book 1

By: Ronie Kendig

4/5 Stars

What: When the heir to the realm swaps places with her crippled brother, both are burdened with more than they could have ever imagined.

Recommended to those who like: Loosely Christian, fantasy, some romance

The Long:

Haegan has been crippled since he was before he was a teenager, left to rot by his father the Fire King. But when his sister Kaelyria finds a way to swap places with him, he’s left on the run, blamed for what’s happened. The kingdom’s under siege, he’s never had to survive on his own, and he seems to wield a power that should never have been his.

There was some really great writing in this book and I loved the premise of certain people being able to wield fire. The action starts right at the beginning and continues up to the heart-pounding end (I may have stayed up too late reading it).

However, I was somewhat confused about the overall, larger plot of the story. I think I would have really enjoyed a prologue that explains a bit more of the set-up of the story world.

Nevertheless, the characters—especially Haegan—felt vibrant and I’m sad that I’ve had to leave them. I look forward to the next book (although it sounds like it may be a while before it comes out).

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fantasy novel of a moderate length with some Christian tones to it and a small amount of well-done romance.

If you’ve read the book, feel free to share your thoughts below. Please remember to be respectful of Ms. Kendig and her work, as well as other commentators. I also welcome book suggestions! I reserve the right to remove vulgar, hateful, or rude remarks from the comments. Thanks for sharing!


  1. Sounds like a great book! My Goodreads TBR just got longer... I love loosely Christian fantasy with small amounts of romance -- everything in moderation, right? :)

    (That came out wrong. I mean, argh, not Christianity in moderation, just, don't beat me over the head with a Bible via your novel.)

    1. I agree. Some of my favorites are not very tied to Christianity but re more loose. Let me know what you think! Thanks for the comment!


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