Snow Like Ashes #1
Published October 14, 2014 by Balzer+Bray
Page Count: 416
Genre: High Fantasy
Summary: In the world of Primoria, the land is divided into four Seasons and Rhythms, and Winter’s citizens have been forced to be slaves in the Winterian labor camps. Winter is now a crumbling Kingdom and the only hope for saving it are the eight Winterians who escaped on that fateful night. Winter’s conduit has been split in two, and it might be the only hope for them.
Meet Meira; a training soldier who uses a chakram who is dying to fight in a real battle and is passionate about restoring her world to the way life was before. Mather, who she has fallen for, will be the future king of Winter, and the slaves will be rescued. In truth, it’s not as easy as it seems. In this lush, high fantasy world, the stakes are high and the action is higher you will be siding with Winter and cheering them on. This unique debut, Snow Like Ashes will captivate fantasy lovers and keep them needing the next book.
My thoughts: DUDE. This BOOK. This high fantasy and the world it was set in was one of the most unique fantasies I’ve read in a while. I loved the settings and I am very interested to *hopefully* see the other Seasons. I loved the action and Meira’s choice of weapon: who else uses a CHAKRAM?!?!?
I want one of those RIGHT NOWWWWW. The twist in the middle of the story turns the tables and leaves you going like this:
All of a sudden, the stakes are higher, and action is abundant towards the end. Meira reminds me of Tris a little: she’s a bada**, and she fights for what she knows is right. Props to you, Meira. The cover of SLA is GORGEOUS as is Ice Like Fire’s cover. I really liked the writing and just the atmosphere of the story. You could really imagine the story play out in your head, and it was so much FUN reading this. The map is awesome too, and the idea for the conduits is so cool. Let me give you the rundown-each kingdom has a conduit, or a symbol of their land. Each conduit is the magic source for the kingdom, and it can be harnessed but ONLY in that kingdom. SO, in conclusion, Snow like Ashes was an AWESOME, original fantasy that I recommend for any fantasy lover or someone just looking for an enthralling story.