CHAR, FAE OF FIRE AND STONE, by Kristina Wojtaszek, World Weaver Press

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Fire is never tame—least of all the flames of our own kindling.

Raised in isolation by the secretive Circle of Seven, Luna is one of the few powerful beings left in a world dominated by man. Versed in ancient fairy tales and the language of plants, Luna struggles to control her powers over fire. When her mentor dies in Luna’s arms, she is forced into a centuries-long struggle against the gravest enemy of all Fae-kind—the very enemy that left her orphaned. In order to save her people, Luna must rewrite their history by entering a door in the mountain and passing back through time. But when the lives of those she loves come under threat, her rage destroys a forest, and everything in it. Now called The Char Witch, she is cursed to live alone, her name and the name of her people forgotten.

Until she hears a knock upon her long-sealed door.

Interwoven with elements of Hansel and Gretel and The Seven Ravens, Char is the stand alone sequel to Opal, and second in the Fae of Fire and Stone trilogy.

MY THOUGHTS:

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.  First, can we talk about these beautiful covers used for this series of novellas. This book follows the wonderfully written “Opal” in this trilogy.

My first suggestion, is do NOT read this book without reading “Opal” first, even though this book is suppose to be a stand-alone.  True, you will be able to make sense out of 88% of the book without reading the first one, but in all honesty, it will help.  Opal makes an appearance in “Char.”

There is a relationship triangle and heart-break that takes the character on a drastic emotional ride. Although set in the same world, I felt it would have been nicer to see more of the writer’s creative genius as shown in the first book.  There just seemed to be something missing when it came the lyrical flow of the story because of what was lacking.  However, this story is still wonderfully told, perhaps, not my favorite between the two, but I can hardly wait for the third book to see where the author is going with this trilogy.  Fascinating premise once again and an original retelling promising a fantastic ending to the series.  Looking for book three!

I gave this book:

4_5_StarRating

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