Sunday, 25 November 2012

Surrender (The Ferryman and the flame #1) by Rhiannon Paille

Surrender (The Ferryman and the Flame #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

  Surrender by Rhiannon Paille

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Surrender (The Ferryman and the Flame #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Coscom Entertainment and Netgalley.)
Kaliel first meets Krishani whilst swimming a pond – a pond where merfolk live – a pond that she is forbidden to swim in. Once they meet they are attracted to each other, and when they next meet, a year and a half later, they kiss.
Both are destined to ‘marry the land’, and therefore cannot be together. It seems that Krishani will become a ferryman, and Kaliel is a flame – one of only 9 in all the world, and destined to start a war.

Can Kaliel and Krishani have any kind of future together? And what do their prophecy’s mean? Can love be stronger than destiny?

This was a YA epic fantasy, with a romance between Kaliel and Krishani thrown in. Both Kaliel and Krishani had problems – Kaliel insisted on doing what she wasn’t supposed to do, and getting caught, and Krishani persistently failed the tests set for him.
Both had a destiny that they didn’t know about, and both received cryptic parables from ‘the great oak’ who told people what they were set to be in life.

I had a feeling from the beginning that this book might not have a happy ending, although I had a feeling that this would probably be partly because this book is the first in a series! I’m not sure where the story goes from here, but I like that the author was brave enough for this sort of ending!

Overall; if you like epic fantasy you’ll probably like this.
6 out of 10.


1 comment:

  1. AHh! I am scared about the ending now. I take sad endings badly, but I still can't wait to read it.