- File Size: 463 KB
- Print Length: 229 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1533090823
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: OM Publishing (April 27, 2016)
- Publication Date: April 27, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01EWE83S0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,900 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Dream of Ashes: An Ava James Mystery (Chronicles of the Modern Mystics Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The only help she can get is from Buck with the magical mystery bar with an even more magical basement. Ross her ex-partner, whose only advice to her is run. Her sensei who feel her best help is a puppy with magical runes all over his body. Add on the fact her Uncle has been kidnapped. Along with Ghost and Circe who throw out some nasty wards of protection and you have an interesting story. Did I mention she has a crazy relative after her as well, not to mention another blast from the past? Titus, with all his charms, is being made to help.
All in all a great story, can't wait to see what happens in the next one.
Ava is a great action heroine in formation, and I really hope for more! Read at the peril of your night's rest. I lost mine.
Orlando Sanchez continues to out do himself with each newly released book.
These are the types of books you can read over and over and not get bored of reading. I'm always looking forward to the new releases.
For such a short novel, just shy of 300 pages, the plot moved quickly. There was never a dull point in the story and everything that happened was for a reason that quickly propelled the story. This was great, but did have its downfall, mainly being that there wasn’t enough time for the reader to catch their breath. So much happened in so little time that everything seemed to blur together with information not having enough time to sink in.
This small issue bleeds into the larger issue of world building. It’s certain that author Orlando Sanchez knows this world he’s creating. It feels solid. But as a reader, I felt lost. I didn’t know what the enclaves were, what the mystics were, what those special sticks were about. If the action and plot were slowed down just a little to offer some world building explanations, the book would have been tremendously improved.
Character-wise, however, Sanchez was right on point. Ava was strong, but still had her weaknesses and moments of vulnerability. She wasn’t a super-woman, and I loved this. Ghost and his daughter were mysterious and I’d love to know more about them. I’d love to know more about warders and mystics in general, which goes back to slowing the book down a little just go give more world information.
A Dream of Ashes by Orlando A Sanchez is a good first book in a series. The action seems real and well thought out, and the characters are relateable and well developed. The pacing is fast, but hopefully subsequent books in the series will slow it down a little to help readers get a firmer grasp of the world Sanchez has created because it looks to be a good one!
// I received this title for free in exchange for an honest review //