Emberhawk by Jamie Foley
Published: March 10, 2020
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 352 pages
About the book:
A starving trapper.
Merciless drought withers Kira’s ranch, leaving her family hungry—and desperate enough to cross the border into the forbidden forest to trap wild game.
But the forest is infested with tree-scorpions and giant cats that wield elemental invisibility, and they’re hungry, too. When Kira mistakes one elemental creature for another, she ends up with the last thing she wants in her trap: an enemy soldier.
An invisible spy.
Ryon can’t afford to be a prisoner of war. If the Malaano Empire extracts his secrets, the rumors of war will be confirmed—and the tribes stand little chance against the Empire unless they can put aside generations of bad blood for the sake of a Tribal Alliance.
When Ryon’s escape leaves Kira injured and her livelihood in flames, Ryon must choose between aiding her… or returning to his chieftess with vital information. But can he survive the trek when an elemental pursues him for his rejected heritage?
A sacrificial princess.
Imperial Princess Vylia is given a powerful ancient stone as her wavesinger trials approach. But is the stone’s whispering voice from the water goddess, or a masquerading elemental the creator god imprisoned millennia ago?
When Vylia’s diplomatic mission to the tribal lands erupts in fiery revenge, she, Kira, and Ryon must work together to survive—or become pawns in the battle of the gods.
The cover of this book was one of the first things that made me want to read this book. The description was pretty interesting. I really liked that the author included maps and a glossary of the ancient terms for this story. I really liked Kira and Ryon and how they bantered throughout the story. I’m curious about their future together. I’m also curious as to the fate of the princess. I found the idea of people controlling elements pretty cool. I’m pretty interested in seeing where this series goes. I’m looking forward to reading the next book to find out!