Sunday, April 29, 2018

Review: FURYBORN by Claire Legrand

Publisher Sourcebooks Fire
Length 501 pages
Format softcover
Published 2018
Series The Empirium Trilogy #1 
My Copy provided by the publisher

Reading Furyborn, I'm immediately reminded of the 1980's pop song 'Send Me An Angel' by Real Life as the underlying thematic soundtrack to both Rielle's and Eliana's somewhat reluctant / apprehensive journey to Queendom. 

Separated by over a thousand years, these two powerful character story-lines converge in a storm of revelations as the once fabled Sun and Blood Queen lineage is forged in violence and world breaking magic.  

Distinctly young adult, the story will appeal to the broader fantasy audience. Sure, some of the dialogue is loaded with a teenage-angst feel but this is balanced out by some interesting world building and a solid platform of fantastical elements incorporating the stereotypical and more inventive genre hallmarks. 

My rating: 4/5 stars. Furyborn is a solid start to the Empirium Trilogy which reads as a complete novel with enough plot threads and burning questions to lead into book 2. 

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