Tuesday, 22 May 2018
FuryBorn: The Empirium Trilogy Book 1 by Claire legrand
A thousand years later, Eliana has her own secret. One that is to her advantage considering she works as an assassin for hire. Eliana only knows of Rielle from the stories/legends her young brother Remy collects. Mostly she dismisses them as one would dismiss fairy tales. When a job goes wrong and she is forced to switch alliances, Eliana finds herself reconsidering the validity of these tales.
This story spans a thousand years and is alternately told from Rielle's and Eliana's perspective. Other than their unusual powers, there appears to be little to link the two women. One a queen and the other a paid assassin, what could they have in common other than a love for their country.
Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me. I couldn't identify with either young woman. They remained strangers to me. I didn't feel as though I had learned any of the intimate things that a friend or confident would know. I didn't really care about either of them. I struggled to finish the final chapters even though they were exciting and contained dramatic plot developments.
spoiler: the biggest detractor of the book was the inclusion of angels. They are a type of character I don't enjoy and prefer not to read about. If the author had included some other race of being it would have increased my enjoyment.
I received an advance reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc., in exchange for an honest review.