Air Awakens Release Date: August 27th, 2015
As many of you saw yesterday, the first book in this series, Air Awakens , was one of the best fantasy books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The plot is riveting, the characters are infinitely complex, and the world-building is spectacular. Everything about this book exceeded my wildest expectations. It was unique all around. So it should come as no surprise that Fire Falling has been a high anticipated release for me since I finished Air Awakens.
(If you missed my full review for Air Awakens, no worries, click HERE)
Pre-order links for Air Awakens:
-Elise’s Website: http://j.mp/EliseKova
Fire Falling Release Date: November 19th, 2015
Fire Falling Synopsis:
Soldier… Sorcerer… Savior… Who is Vhalla Yarl?
Immediately continuing after the ending of book one, the only thing Vhalla Yarl can count on is the fight of her life. As she grapples with the ghosts of her past, new challenges in the present threaten to shatter the remnants of her fragile sanity. Will she maintain her humanity? Or will she truly become the monster she never planned on being?
As you can probably deduce from my Air Awakens review, my favorite character in this story definitely has to be Aldrik. I gave a couple reasons why in my review but you can find his bio below to fully explain why exactly he stole my heart even more than the main character did:
The Crown Prince Aldrik C. Solaris
Air Awakens Age: 24
Height: 188cm (6′ 2″)
Birthday: Late Winter (Time of the Father)
Born in: The West (Norin, Mhashan)
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Skin Color: Pale, gray toned
Build: Lean, narrow hipped
Favorite Food: Candied Lemon Peels
Personality: Withdrawn, Witty, Stubborn, Intellectual, Short-Tempered
Childhood: Aldrik’s mother was the youngest of four children in the ruling family of old Mhashan (the West). When the Emperor conquered Mhashan he took Aldrik’s mother for a bride and she was quickly with child. The short period of time between the announcement of pregnancy and the wedding, as well as the pace to which the wedding was conducted, led to rumors of Aldrik being conceived out of wedlock at best, illegitimate at worst. The rumors never quite faded as Aldrik’s mother died during childbirth.
Taken back to the South with his father, Aldrik grew up in the palace in the Southern Capital. During his childhood he made close friends with a Western girl, Larel Neiress, who was also a fellow Firebearer in the Tower of Sorcerers. The prince grew into his reputation as a brooding and harsh man, withdrawing from the world and keeping his thoughts close and his enemies in fear.
When he was twenty-two he marched to war with his father, the Emperor Solaris, for the first time, quickly earning the title of “Fire Lord” for his brutality with flame on the battlefield.
Now, without further ado, please don’t say I didn’t warn you, the cover is mere seconds away. This cover is a million definitions of EPIC and it might leave you blind, it did to me. I fangirled immensely when I saw it a couple days ago! So much, I immediately set it as my wallpaper on my phone and that’s where it will stay:
(YES, that’s Aldrik behind Vhalla!!!!!!!!!)
Fire Falling Goodreads page HERE
About the author:
Elise Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade. Over the years she’s honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye.
Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she’s currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of “geekdom.” She loves talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook. Visit her website, EliseKova.com, for news and extras about her books!
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