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Grace Draven

Forfatter af Radiance

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Værker af Grace Draven

Radiance (2015) 636 eksemplarer
Master of Crows (2009) 440 eksemplarer
Phoenix Unbound (2018) 285 eksemplarer
Eidolon (2016) 248 eksemplarer
Entreat Me (2013) 235 eksemplarer
Dragon Unleashed (2020) 88 eksemplarer
The Ippos King (2020) 81 eksemplarer
The Brush of Black Wings (2015) 69 eksemplarer
The Undying King (2016) 45 eksemplarer
Wyvern: A Dragon Shifter Novella (2016) 43 eksemplarer
Raven Unveiled (2022) 43 eksemplarer
The Light Within (2014) 38 eksemplarer
Lover of Thorns and Holy Gods (2016) 37 eksemplarer
All the Stars Look Down (2014) — Forfatter — 37 eksemplarer
The Lightning God's Wife (2014) 37 eksemplarer
Under a Winter Sky (2020) — Forfatter — 34 eksemplarer
Seasons of Sorcery: A Fantasy Romance Anthology (2018) — Forfatter — 29 eksemplarer
Night Tide (2018) 25 eksemplarer
A Wilderness of Glass (2019) 21 eksemplarer
In the Darkest Midnight (2018) 21 eksemplarer
Sunday's Child (2017) 19 eksemplarer
Amid the Winter Snow (2017) — Forfatter — 14 eksemplarer
Fire of the Frost (2021) — Forfatter — 13 eksemplarer
Wraith Kings, Volume 1 (2023) 7 eksemplarer
Drago Illuminare (2009) 3 eksemplarer
Courting Bathsheba 2 eksemplarer
Draconus (2005) 2 eksemplarer

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Radiance is a great read. The development of the characters and their relationship is really well done, and it's easy to care about what is happening with them. The world is interesting and I'm excited to read more in the series.

My only complaint is about the flashbacks. The chapter would start and a character would think back to events that happened between chapters. The flashbacks were interesting, but I generally like for stories to be more linear.
zeronetwo | 41 andre anmeldelser | May 14, 2024 |
I really liked the beginning of the book. Especially the parts with Gilene and Azarion, the main characters from Phoenix Unbound.

But the book's pacing was off. The middle dragged and the end was rushed. Also the romance and characters didn't have enough spark.
zeronetwo | 5 andre anmeldelser | May 14, 2024 |
The Krael Empire is a harsh place. It conquers surrounding kingdoms, enslaves people as gladiators and prostitutes, and forces every town to provide young women to be used as human sacrifices in the Rites of Spring.

In one town in the Empire, a woman of every generation is born with the ability to wield fire and illusion. They cannot be harmed by fire, but using their magic has a painful price. They go as a sacrifice for the Rites every year, using their illusion to escape after. Gilene is now the village's sacrifice.

Azarion was in line to be the chief of his clan, when his power-hungry cousin sold him as a slave to the Krael Empire. For the last 10 years he has fought successfully as a gladiator. Just before the Rites, he sees through Gilene's illusion and blackmails her into helping him.

I liked both main characters, although it took a while for me to warm up to them. In the beginning, they are both so single-minded in their goals that I didn't really care about them. But as the book goes on, they grow to respect and like each other and it's really sweet.

I tried reading this a few years ago, but lost interest a quarter of the way through. I'm glad that I tried it again though, because I really enjoyed it this time. I'll definitely read more of the series.

Just a warning, this book has graphic violence, including sexual assault. Most of the violence occurs in the very beginning of the book, but the characters continue to be troubled by their experiences.
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zeronetwo | 18 andre anmeldelser | May 14, 2024 |
I really liked this Beauty and the Beast retelling. The characters were interesting and likable. Lou and Ballard are great together. The secondary characters were also good, especially Ambrose and Magda.
zeronetwo | 14 andre anmeldelser | May 14, 2024 |



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