Flamecaster by Cinda Williams ChimaFlamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Flamecaster

byCinda Williams Chima

Paperback | March 7, 2017

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A New York Times bestseller now in paperback, this dazzling beginning to the Shattered Realms series is indispensable for fans of Cinda Williams Chima and a perfect starting point for readers who are new to her work. Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series, this is a breathtaking story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death.

Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he’s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. Can Ash use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

Cinda Williams Chima was born in Springfield, Ohio in 1952. She received a BA in philosophy from the University of Akron in 1975 and a master's degree in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in 1984. Before becoming a full-time author, she was a freelance contributor to numerous local and regional publications focusing on hea...
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Title:FlamecasterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.26 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062380958

ISBN - 13:9780062380951

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this book! I bought this book two days ago and I don't regret it! Very good book! Although there were a lot of details I loved it.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from More Lila Ash annoyed the hell out of me at times. His romance was super instalovey. Plus I didn't like Jenna, she seemed too much like a special snowflake, and was that thing that happened in the beginning really necessary? On the brighter side, Lila was great and I would have loved to know more about her.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More Lila Ash annoyed the hell out of me at times. His romance was super instalovey. Plus I didn't like Jenna, she seemed too much like a special snowflake, and was that thing that happened in the beginning really necessary? On the brighter side, Lila was great and I would have loved to know more about her.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Takes us back to the Seven Realms world I really enjoyed the Seven Realms series and Flamecaster takes us back to the setting and characters a generation later. I highly recommend Cinda Williams Chima to fantasy readers of all ages.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Start to an Exciting New Series Set in the world of the Seven Realms series, a generation later, Flamecasterby Cinda Williams Chima is a tale of magic, danger, espionage, and daring teens toeing the line between life and death as they push back at their oppressor. Flamecaster is a stunning debut to a new series by Cinda Williams Chima, picking up a quarter decade after the concluding events of the Seven Realms series. Cleverly written, and well executed, with just the right amount of intrigue and action, Flamecaster is not to be missed. Flamecaster, which picks up approximately twenty-five years after the conclusion of The Crimson Crown, tied itself directly to its predecessors through not only setting, but one of it’s main characters, Adrian Sul’Han (Ash), the eldest son of Han and Raisa, the main protagonists of the Seven Realms series. Since the conclusion of The Crimson Crown war that has raged with Arden since Raisa spurned the King nearly a quarter century earlier. Ash, Alyssa, Raisa and Han, along with the rest of the Queendom, are in mourning for their lost princess, and struggling as the effects of prolonged war are felt far and wide. Then another tragedy strikes, and Ash is forced to flee, leaving behind his title and what is left of his family for the safety and training of Oden’s Ford. The characters introduced and developed in Flamecaster were exceptionally well-written and detailed. Primary among these characters are Ash, Jenna, Lila and Destin, although secondary characters also received their fair share of attention, depending upon their role and importance to the integrity of the plot. Beyond the richness of the characters, Cinda Williams Chima went above and beyond when it came to the storytelling, plot and writing quality within this novel. The plot, like CWC’s Seven Realms novels, is a winding, complex one, that left readers with many questions at the conclusion of Flamecaster, but with just enough answers to feel satiated for the time being. While the plot itself was not overly action-laden, especially for the brunt of the middle portion of the book, the character interactions and small reveals more than made up for it. Overall, Flamecaster was an exceptionally well-written book, with many memorable characters, whose interactions and actions bring a depth to the plot and to the Seven Realms world. The plot, despite it’s slow pace in the middle portion of the novel, holds the interest of the reader through character interactions and small twists and turns, all of which lead, inextricably, to the monumental conclusion of this novel, which will leave readers reeling with unanswered questions. (4.5/5)
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this and can't wait for the sequel!!!!! Please tell me that will be soon. Wow!!!! Cinda did it again!!!!
Date published: 2016-04-17

Editorial Reviews

“Betrayal, war, and the faith of lovers all come around to a glorious conclusion as Chima weaves together her geopolitical, magical, romantic, and even mythical themes on an epic scale.”