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Flame of Surrender (The Ferryman and the Flame, Book One) Paperback – November 1, 2011
"Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys
Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival. See more
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We meet two elvins, Kaliel and Krishani. They develop very strong feelings for one another after meeting only once. They try to ignore their feelings at first. Elvins don't fall in love. They marry the land. They each have their own abilities, but don't quite live up to their mentors expectations and are sent to the lady and lord of the land to take over their training. With both of them in the castle at the same time their feelings are stronger than ever, even after being apart for a year.
This book was a little tough for me to get into, as I'm not typically a fantasy reader. It started off slow too. But, the depth of the characters, the unique and amazing descriptions of well, everything kept me going. I was confused, and had trouble following along at some points, but in the end I was glad I kept going. The book is very well written and worth the read.
What would have been great is more back story. I understand that Kaliel is a Flame, but that's about all I know. I didn't understand what her purpose truly was, not to mention the other flames. Why was she being hunted? Likewise I didn't fully understand Krishani's purpose either other than he is the Ferryman. He follows death around. So does that make him like a grim reaper?
I truly liked this story, even though it took almost halfway in the book to truly get into it.Read more ›
Kaliel seems so different than most of the other girls like her. That was honestly my only complaint of the book. Why was she the only "different" one? I would have liked a little bit more diversity in the characters personalities. It seemed like everyone else in the book was totally fine with doing just what was asked of them and no more. I like a little spunk in people. She was spunky but not many other people were. Which is probably why I liked Kaliel so much. She didn't just accept things the way they were. She did what she wanted and what she thought was best.
I really liked the romance in the story as well. It was pretty instant but they only met once briefly and they each made such an impact on one another it didn't bother me at all. I liked seeing their initial reactions to each other. I thought it was really cute that Krishani felt inspired to develop one of his powers when he first met Kaliel. I think they are so good for each other. There are so many complications for them though. They each have their own destiny and they don't work well for the two of them being able to be with each other.
Surrender is a great book for fantasy fans.Read more ›
The elven peoples are very duty bound. At a certain point in their adolescence, everyone consults with the Great Oak to find out what the plan for their future is. Of course, the oak gives the prediction in suitably cryptic rhyme so the characters have to try and figure out for themselves what all of it means. These elvens don't fall in love, instead they are "married to the land" and are expected to carry out their duty with no deviation in plan.
Enter Kaliel and Krishani. They enter deep insta-love the moment they meet, and despite that single meeting, they spend the next year pining for each other. Both of them are not quite what their teachers would like them to be, but luckily the Lord and Lady of the land each offer to take over their training. Which puts them both in the castle at the same time. The time apart hadn't dulled their feelings any. Of course, there is that pesky destiny thing, so all is not smooth sailing.
The book starts of pretty slow, and it takes a while to build up to the point where it grabbed my attention. Things get a lot more interesting around chapter 20, when the alluded to destinies get... not revealed exactly, since every character except the two leads seems to have figured it out before them. Let's just say things escalate very quickly from that point.
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