Earth’s End by Elise Kova – A review

Earth’s End by Elise Kova is the third book in the Air Awakens series.This post contains spoilers so don’t read it unless you’ve read the first two books (and the third book as well). It’s a great series that I highly recommend!

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First off I have to say I really like this series. This was the first book I have pre-ordered and I’m really glad I did. I just had to know how things would play out!

I really like the start of this book where it kicks off after the fall and when we are introduced to new characters like Jax and Erion. This book has all the intrigues and roller coaster of emotions as the previous books, I love it!earths end

This book is not slow, but it hasn’t got the same pace and flow as the previous two books. This book mainly takes place in their camp and around the strategy table. There is a lot of diplomatic talk and things that need to be settled before the story moves on. compared to the previous books it was a bit slow and not as fantastic, but still very entertaining. I would have loved to get to know more about things going on around them and not only what happened in the camp palace. It is in situations like these where I like books from different points of views.  That said, I really enjoyed this book.

There’s a lot of focus on Vhalla and Aldriks relationship in this book. The love story has been prominent in the previous two books as well so I’m not surprised.  I love how we really get to know them and how we get to be part of the times when their relationship gets deep. I also love how Aldrik defies his father, the emperor and makes the majors accept Vhalla as a Lady.

I wish we could have seen more of the other characters we’ve gotten to know  like Fritz, Eleica and Baladir. They’re there, but I really like them and I want more!

So, this was a really good book and yet again I can’t wait to read the next one. Kova has a great writing style and has created a very interesting world in which this story takes place.

design-2The cover for Earth’s End is as fabulous as the previous covers. Merilliza Chan has done a great job with her illustration for this book. Now that I’ve read the book I also noticed some details in the cover that I didn’t see before. Like the necklace she’s holding in her hand! Merilliza is a great illustrator and if you have missed the interview I posted with her you can read it here.

I’m now looking forward to the next book, Water’s Wrath  which will be released April 26 and the cover that is revealed on February 26.

 

Romantic fantasy at its best – Air Awakens series

 

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Air Awakens and Fire Falling by Elise Kova

I have to start by saying that these are the best books I have read this year! Really. Not only did they tick every box of what I wanted to read, but the books are well written, the plot is good, great character building and the world the story takes place in feels well developed. It even has a map (Fire Falling)! Awesome books! I started reading this series because the cover  was so pretty! Along with a enticing synopsis, of course. But really the great cover really matches the greatness of the book.

We get to follow Vhalla as she “awakens” and she needs to decide to either become a sorcerer or cut herself off from it. Her choice would have been easy had she not gotten entwined with Prince Aldrik and Prince Baladir. A good romantic story is something I like and this book had me hooked from the start. I really could not stop reading it! Kova has a great way of building up feelings and the romantic tension between Vhalla and Aldrik. It’s a great romance that gives you butterflies in your stomach, but that also makes you frustrated because you can’t control the events.

I would easily say that these are the best books I’ve read this year! If you like fantasy, great characters and a bit of romance you’ll like these books.

The third book in the installment is called Earth’s End and it is on the way (will be released in febuary). For more upcoming information you can Visit Elise Kova’s homepage.
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If it’s something I love it’s great graphic arts. And I’m a sucker for these kinds of covers. The airiness and the roses makes the cover very pretty. It’s very clear that the graphic designer has skills and paid interest to details in these images. For the cover of Fire Falling I like that Aldrik is featured in the cover together with Vhalla. Again, look at the details in the cover, it’s so well done.

The cover for the third book in this series is out and it too looks really good too. I can’t wait to read it!earths end

In January I’ll share my interview with the designer of these great covers but in the meantime you can visit her home page. Merilliza.com.