Series: Air Awakens #3
Published by Silver Wing Press
Published On: February 11, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic
Maturity Level: Young Adult - some violence
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A woman awoken in air, a soldier forged by fire, a weapon risen from blood.
Vhalla Yarl has made it to the warfront in the North. Forged by blood and fire, she has steeled her heart for the final battle of the Solaris Empire’s conquest. The choices before Vhalla are no longer servitude or freedom, they are servitude or death. The stakes have never been higher as the Emperor maintains his iron grip on her fate, holding everything Vhalla still has left to lose in the balance.
This series just keeps getting more and more intense and it’s getting extremely hard to hold my feelings in. Thankfully I have a couple friends who have also read this series that I can rant to. That’s my favourite part about this series though! You feel so many different things during the course of the whole book! It’s a wonderful feeling! Except when the authors rips out your heart and sets in on fire. Those aren’t fun feelings, but apparently the author has no problems doing that.
If you’ve read up until this book you’ll know that a big part of the plot is that the emperor has a pretty tight leash on Vhalla and is always threatening death. It wasn’t until this book that I really felt that she could die. This author just feels like she would consider killing off the main character. Maybe it’s because she seems to have no mercy towards her other characters but the feeling is there. This only made me love the book more because I honestly have no clue what’s going to happen at any point in time while reading this book. Vhalla could get run over by a stampede of elephants and it wouldn’t surprise me because crazy things just happen in this book. It’s amazing.
The world building that I was kind of complaining about in the previous books was much better in this one. It helped that we actually get to see a lot of the world ourselves now that our characters are travelling. My one complaint in this book would be that the plot wasn’t as exciting as the others. That’s ok for me though because I think this book had some set up for the next ones and it wasn’t a bad plot at all, just not as intense as I was expecting.
I’d recommend this to any YA fantasy lover who loves rich characters. In a lot of fantasy it’s the world building that really hooks you into a book but for this series it’s the characters. They feel like your best friends and when one of them dies (which has been known to happen in this series) then you really feel it. It’s also a really great series for emotional readers because this book hits you hard in the feels every chapter.
This is a series that only gets better with each book. The idea of magic and the plot are what draw you in but it’s the connection with the characters that hook into you and make you unable to put this book down.