She died. Normally that would be the end, nothing more. But for Sara Carson her life was just about to begin. Everything she knew before is now forgotten. The land is strange, the people unfamiliar, and the powers intriguing – Cognitio, Morphology, Alchemy and Magica. Soon she would find that there is more to death than she ever believed possible.
Loved this book. It was recommended to me by my husband who is friends with the author and, although it is not my usual read, I do enjoy trying something different from time to time. It first struck me as very ‘Harry Potter’ish but as I read further and became more engrossed in the story that was soon put out of my mind. The premise of the story is that once a year some people who have died are chosen to ascend to a different realm. The Ascendents are primarily of three different races who then specialise in one of the four powers. Along comes Rose (Sara) who is from a race that hasn’t existed for over a thousand years and everything is thrown into turmoil.
As well as the differing powers and races, there are dragons, djinn, wolfmen and Twocasts. The story line is engaging and well written and had me picking up my kindle at every opportunity. There are friendships that are made, betrayals and losses. Happy times are few but when they do happen you can guarantee that Ash is somewhere in the mix – love his character. There is no sexual content included and therefore makes this book suitable for a younger reading age, probably from around 13-14 upwards. Although it is classed as young adult I think adults of any age who enjoy the fantasy genre would appreciate this series.
I will be reading book two very soon, looking forward to seeing what happens with Rose and her cell.