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Book Review : It Began With Ashes by D.E.M. Emrys

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 13, 2014, 1:45 PM
It Began With Ashes
by D.E.M. Emrys

Wroge was divided by the Saive War. The Arneuton kingdom enslaved the Keltir clans into their invasion, and swept across the territory, converting and conscripting the weak, culling the strong. Five Years of war, the blood of four races, millions of deaths. The Arneut conquered. The Keltir were released from their imprisonment, but the Vikir and Narz were forever banished from Wroge's borders.

Draven fought for peace. He fought another man's war and paid for his freedom in blood. But even peace comes with its price. Taxes to another man's king. Draven's fight might have ended with the Saive War, but the struggle to afford safety for his family is far from over.

When the Vikir threaten Wroge's northern border they come with a debt of their own. And it's not taxes they're after. They come because of the Keltir's betrayal in the Saive War. They come from blood.

But Wroge's fate won't be decided by ageing warriors and old grudges. The lives of four young men, divided by peace, united by conflict, will shape the future of the war torn land.

'It Began With Ashes' is the story of how life's greatest struggle is to accept who you are - a tale of broken promises, bitter grudges, and brotherhoods bound in blood.


It Began with Ashes was a great read the story and characters were both interesting. I liked the characters relationships, my favorite scenes were

1. when Draven & McGowan were in the smithy when the Vikir attacked..
McGowan slammed the door shut as the first raider reached the entryway, and the two Blacksmiths backed away into the workshop.
“That’s bad for business that,” Draven said.
“What is?”
“Slamming the door in the customer’s face.”

2. when Ivebian & Shrike were in the stables when the Vikir attacked..
With a splintering of wood, a hammer smashed through the door panel, and the noise of the Vikir came louder through the hole.
“Gotta give it to ‘em, at least they've learnt how to knock first,” Ivebian said.
“It’s only polite to answer.” Shrike let loose the string and the arrow streaked out the crack. A howl of pain answered his shot.

This story was full of action as well as humor which was easily to follow and i was quickly drawn in. It was also interesting to how the children are in the story and to see things from their point of view.

Ivebian is possibly my favorite character....

...I look forward to the next installment.

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