Today I am reviewing Raven Fire by Emma Miles, the final book in the epic Fire-Walker series! Big thanks to Emma for providing me with a copy of the book for review, and to Rachel of Rachels Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour.
Is prophecy real; can Arridia and Joss defeat a god?
Evil never sleeps, and neither can the fire spirits who have guarded Kesta and her family so faithfully for more than fourteen years. United in a desire for peace, the four lands beneath the sky have enjoyed relative stability, but under the surface stirs unrest. Greed, ambition, disquiet, rebellion; and the ever-present threat of Geladan’s crazed god discovering she has been fooled.
Quiet Arridia is a Raven Scout, dedicated to the principles and hopes of her parents. When an opportunity presents itself to come home, she grasps it, longing to settle and find the love she has patiently waited for.
Fun-loving Joss is drawn to the court of Elden with all its colour, noise, and intrigue; but has he taken on more than a young man can survive?
Raven Fire is the final part of the breath-taking Fire-Walker saga.
If you could, would you dare to change the world?
What an incredible ending to a series! I was a little scared to start this book, knowing it was the last of the series, as I have loved it so much that I didn’t want it to end. That being said, this book has been the perfect way to wrap it all up! Action packed, plenty of drama and a good dose of emotional moments, this book kept me hooked from the first page (As did the rest of the series!).
As always in the Fire-Walker world, disaster is only moments away. There’s so much action and so many battle scenes within this book, and all of them have been incredibly written. Each scene had me on the edge of my seat, not managing to read quite fast enough to satisfy my need to see what happens next!
Raven Fire takes place after a significant time-skip from the previous book, with Kesta and Jorruns’ children, Joss and Arridia, now becoming young adults themselves and (quite literally) fighting their own battles. It’s fantastic to see this take on the next generation and see the children becoming their own people, even though they both have plenty traits inherited from their parents, too.
In following with it’s predecessors, this story is told from the point of view of several of the main characters, keeping you in the loop with what’s happening in all corners of the world as you read. As always, it’s well laid out and incredibly easy to keep track of what’s happening and where everyone is. The return of the Geladanian threat means this book is full of tension and high-running emotions, well-thought out battle plans and magic galore.
I have been completely in love with this entire series, and as brilliant as this final book has been I am still sad to see it end. But I can’t wait to see what Emma Miles decides to bring us next!
About The Author
I often get asked when I knew I was a writer; the answer is always. A writer is what I am, it’s in my soul. There have been times in my life when I couldn’t write, and times when my writing has been the only thing that kept me going. I think I always longed for something deeper from life, something more meaningful, and I found it in my imagination and in the music of words.
It was poetry which first caught my attention, and whilst my younger cousins called for ghost stories it was animals I first wrote of. I think I gravitated toward fantasy because of the freedom it gives, I could create my own worlds and decide my own rules. My Wind’s Children trilogy was born from an image that came to me whilst daydreaming, of a young man sitting alone below a bridge. I didn’t know who he was; it turns out neither did he, but we found out together.
I’m now working on my eleventh book and love writing more than ever, it’s an addiction, an obsession, but one I now share with my wonderful writing family. My beta readers, my editor, and you, my readers, having you with me on my journey means the world to me.
I write as much as I can around work, but I also try to squeeze in a ridiculous amount of hobbies! I’m a wildlife photographer and do a little archery. I paint, sculpt with clay, withies and driftwood, preferring to be outdoors if I can. I still have a love for the theatre, having started out in life studying backstage crafts, and a great love for language. I speak a little French, Romanian and Italian, ma non molto bene!
Thanks for reading this. If you read any of my books and love them, please come say hello and tell me, you’d be surprised at how much that means to an author.
Take care of yourself.
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