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Book 1 of the Firebird Trilogy
By: Kathy Tyers
What: She was supposed to die, but what if there’s something better than dying for a corrupt planet?
Recommended to those who like: Science fiction, Christian, space battles, some romance.
Today we finally get something outside of my recent fantasy streak!
When I started the blog, I told myself I wouldn’t do “half” stars. But I really couldn’t decide between 4 and 5 stars on this book. The action, world-building, and characters suck you right in, but the beginning is a bit awkward and cumbersome, for lack of a suitable word. So, four and a half. (Also, the cover on this! This is some beautiful artwork.)
Lady Firebird is the third daughter in the royal family of Netaia, making her best option an honorable death in battle and, in lieu of that, a quick suicide of her own choosing.
But when suicide fails in the middle of battle and she’s taken prisoner, her whole world is turned upside down. Could there be something better than dying for a royal family that's been corrupted?
I really enjoyed the story and it kept surprising me at every turn. There’s telekinesis, romance, some great flying scenes, and a fair amount of political intrigue involved in the story. The Christian allegorical theme is strong, but well done and not overwhelming.
I look forward to reading the next book! Currently, Firebird is available for free on Amazon Kindle, if you’d like to give it a try.
What are your thoughts?