Monday, 2 December 2013

Book Review: Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe



Summary (from Goodreads)

Title:  Fireblood

Author:  Trisha Wolfe

Publication Date:  17 December, 2013

Publisher:  Spencer Hill Press







Summary:


To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.

When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin. 

Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince's first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult. 

When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out. 

But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.


My Thoughts:


Remember the stories of Camelot, King Arthur, Lancelot and Genevrine? Well I myself was raised on a book called “knights of round table”. It was and still is fascinating to hear the legend. And how many movies there have been? Many. I think I have watched the biggest part of them. And now my question to all of you: have you even dreamed or even imagined just for a minute to actually like in such era? Where girls needed escorts, where there was no modern technology? Well, I did, when I was little, now I am not so sure if I want to, why? Hell, I won’t live a day without jeans and shower and tablet and books. Well okay, maybe I will a day but that’s not the point. The point is that:

We are in a dystopian world set up as a Camelot. Okay, first logical question is why, right? Well, I am not sure, but our children or I guess we polluted the world so much, that we created the virus, which mutated and is kind of making cannibals from us, not bad right? Well and to answer the question. A scientist, who was crazy about Camelot and power thought to use this for his advantage. He made a realm like Camelot, but while Camelot was all honey and flowers (as the legends tell us), this one is an opposite, it’s ruled by fear and lies, which go so deep, that your mind will have to proceed really carefully when you read it.

The book is about Zara – a country girl, who is chosen to become Prince Sebastian Hart’s wife. She is whisked away from her normal life into a life of a royal. Her father is taken by virus (yes, the one we or somebody else invented), so she doesn’t have anything to go back to, and every time she is even thinking about an escape the first night Devlan is telling her to think straight and to fight while she is in the castle. What the hell does he want from her right? Hmm… that’s for you to unfold in the book. Well, I suppose everyone remembers the legend about King Arthur, mainly I ask about the love triangle in the legend, and please don’t remember that movie with Kiera Nightly, because they got the triangle so wrong… Anyway, we all remember that Genevrine loves both Arthur and Lancelot? And blah, blah, blah? Well on that happy remainder, I will stop, and give you something to be prepared or rather to think of while reading the book: if we consider Zara as Genevrine, Sebastian as Arthur and Devlan as Lancelot, who do you think Trisha’s Genevrine will choose? Will she be with her husband or her lover? Well, that’s for you to unravel in the date of the publication. But what I wanted to talk about was why some of my favourite names are always associated with crazy villains in books? But I think it won’t be fair of me to talk about it now. So I guess, I will just have to make a separate post for it, what do you think about it? Is it a good idea?

The only thing I will say and that’s (I hope) to make you more interested, is that the idea of Camelot, the perfect realm has always been out there, but sometimes people can’t see wrong from right, and utopia is what we get. The book leaves you thrilled for more, and it sucks you nevertheless. I think you will like it as much as I did. Happy reading, and don’t forget to leave comments. J

P.S.

Is that me, or is that the same model on the cover as it was on Tiy and the Prince of Egypt by Debby Dee? Huh, both of the roles are somehow similar. Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Fireblood now, and open a new adventure with new amazing characters. Enjoy JJ


My Rating: