Monday, 18 November 2013

Review: Tranquility's Blaze - Krista D. Ball

“What will I do? What I do best. I’ll find him and I’ll kill him. And then I’ll kill Garran’s murderer.”

Even if the killer is my sister. 

A half-breed and a female, Lady Bethany clawed her way to the ranks of the Elven Service’s top military elite. They only knew her as their champion against Magic, and not the daughter of a Goddess. She’d expected a long, rewarding life protecting those under her care. But that was before her twin sister returned from exile, addicted to brutal Magic and human sacrifice, twisted inside, and abusing ancient prophecies to overthrow their mother and destroy everything Bethany holds sacred.

The world will burn in flames and innocents will die, unless Bethany can stop it. Unless she can take the life of her own sister.

My thoughts: 
I can't say that I loved any of the characters, but you know, it does not always matter. Which is weird cos here I thought I needed to cheer someone on...but, yes there is a but. I really hated the baddie, I guess that is why the characters worked for me ;) I put all energy on Sarissa. She was one evil B! An awesome evil character to hate.

Ok so we got Bethany who is all FIGHT! FIGHT! And can kick anyone's ass. She is also the daughter of a Goddess and has her own prophecy....I do wonder how that will turn out. I shall not mention something but how I wonder.

Right, then there is her evil twin sister Sarissa. Evil, so very evil, you would not even believe how evil this woman is! It was great, cos a good fantasy book should have someone evil that you want to see fall into hell.

There is fighting, wanting someone, and hints of the prophecy and of course Sarissa being evil. I wanted to know more about their mother and I also wanted to know more about a people called Rygents. A fascinating world.

Conclusion:
The end, oh the end, do not leave me like that.

Paperback, 264 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Mundania Press LLC (first published April 17th 2012)
Fantasy
Own

38 comments:

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

Oh I hate endings like that, but I do love a good evil villain to hate.

Mishel said...

ahh that cover is all sorts of messed up, what a shame!

Anywho, this one sounds good! I love me an great evil villain.

Anonymous said...

I hate unfinished series even if they feature a good villain. Will wait till it is over, thank you very much :)

Book of Secrets said...

Sounds like Sarissa's evilness made the story. Cool. Love a good villain.

brandileigh2003 said...

Sounds like quite the non-ending... dontcha love books doing that?

The Bookworm said...

This sounds like great world building and like unforgettable characters.

Melliane said...

oh that's nice, I like the sound of it. Mainly her being the saughter of a goddess, it intrigues me.

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

It is ok to hate the baddie enough that not liking the heroes doesn't factor into the enjoyment of the book. I have totally done that in many a thriller! I am guessing it works in Fiction and Fantasy too!

Blodeuedd said...

They are the best ;)

Blodeuedd said...

I forgot to cover snark!

Blodeuedd said...

;) I so know the feeling

Blodeuedd said...

I wanna hit her over the head..several times over

Blodeuedd said...

Yeah

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

I liked that fact too ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Still...I would have liked to like the other characters too. Luckily the book was short cos else I do not know if it would have worked

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Oh, I do love a good villain. Who cares about the good guys? :)

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

ooh this line made me giggle and I so agree, "cos a good fantasy book should have someone evil that you want to see fall into hell" Wonderful review!

Carole Rae said...

"My friend the is the enemy of my enemy". Hahaha. Sometimes the baddie is so bad that it doesn't matter if you like the characters, so as long as they beat the baddie. haha

Elysium said...

It has elves so it sounds good lol.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Too bad you didn't love the other characters, but having a "good" villain sometimes is just perfect! You have me curious because of that!

Karen said...

Cool! I haven't read a really good evil villain in a long time.

Unknown said...

Uh oh, that ending comment makes me concerned about a cliffhanger! Still this sounds pretty cool. And I totally agree with this: "a good fantasy book should have someone evil that you want to see fall into hell."

Chris said...

Hmmmm.... about the cover.

BookaholicCat said...

Your reviews always made me smile and this one was not an exception. Love it. :)

Blodeuedd said...

I know and she was a total bitch

Blodeuedd said...

Haha, and it always should have. A good baddie is a must for me

Blodeuedd said...

And this baddie was just so...*kicks the baddie*

Blodeuedd said...

I do love them

Blodeuedd said...

A "good" villain is always cool

Blodeuedd said...

She was eeeeeeeeeeeeevil

Blodeuedd said...

Yeah not a good fit

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, I am glad that they do

Teddyree said...

haha love to hate the evil one :)

Blodeuedd said...

So good

Aurian said...

This sounds good B, first time I see this book online.

Blodeuedd said...

Haha, I love good baddies

Blodeuedd said...

I have only seen it on one other blog

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