March 4, 2013

The Ferryman and the Flame Blog Tour: Series Review & Giveaway

Surrender (The Ferryman and the Flame #1)
Author: Rhiannon Paille
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: October 2, 2012


How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Lantern & Poison (The Ferryman and the Flame #1.5)
Author: Rhiannon Paille
Release Date: December 11, 2012


This is SURRENDER from the villain's POV.

Hadwen is no more. The Daed have no choice but to travel to Avrigost to awaken Crestaos. They're thrown into a whirlwind quest for the Flames, not knowing how ruthless and sadistic Crestaos can be.

Meet Isadora The Iolite Flame, Lotesse The Emerald Flame, Cossisea The Ruby Flame, Shezeel The Quartz Flame and Tiki The Carnelian Flame in this novella that dives deeper into Kaliel and Krishani's nightmare.

Justice (The Ferryman and the Flame #2)
Author: Rhiannon Paille
Release Date: January 22, 2013


How far would you go to destroy yourself?

Krishani always knew he would have to go to the Lands of Men, but he never thought it would be like this. Enemies everywhere, an ancestor he can't respect, elders he can't trust, a curse he can't stop and friends he can't help but hate. Desperate to end the pain, he sets out on a quest to find the other Flames and face the enemy that took everything from him.

Blood & Gold (The Ferryman and the Flame #2.5)
Author: Rhiannon Paille
Expected Release Date: June 2013 


This is JUSTICE from the villain's POV.

The Daed are pawns to one of the most powerful members of the Valtanyana. Crestaos is insane, his hunger for the Flames insatiable. The closer the Daed get to achieving his goal, the more expendable they become.

The Ferryman and the Flame series is an completely intriguing and enthralling young adult fantasy series. I haven't read much serious fantasy fiction before, so this series was a great experience to break me into the genre. The world that the author has created is epic in its scope, detail, intricacy, and depiction. Every description is vivid and I could easily shut my eyes and see what was happening as though I were right there alongside the characters. The various peoples and places described throughout the series really fascinated me and I loved learning more and more about them as the series continues to progress. The individual characters that we get to know are realistic - they are complicated and flawed - yet easy to identify and empathize with. Even in the novellas, which are both told from the villain's POV, it's hard to keep yourself objective and unwavering while reading. The novellas really bring a unique aspect to the story because the reader gets to see and experience events and characters from a completely new and different viewpoint. It's really hard for me to attempt to describe the vastness and yet the intimate nature with which this series has been written. It's truly a work of great talent and fans of fantasy novels shouldn't pass these books by. The writing of the books was impeccable and flowed effortlessly from one scene into the next. The books even pick up seamlessly where the others leave off - so it keeps the timeline intact and fresh in the reader's mind. I don't want to go into a lot of detail concerning the plot of the books, because I want to avoid spoilers and an excessively long review. So, I will cut myself off before I begin to rattle on by saying that this is definitely a series that should be read by readers who enjoy all sorts of genres. It has something for everyone and the writing itself, along with the amazing storyline, will appeal to readers of all ages and genre preferences. Highly recommended - don't miss out on this series!!

Rhi was never a normal girl. Her life was an urban fantasy wrapped in a paranormal romance and served with a side of horror. To escape her everyday weirdness she began writing fantasy. She studied at U of Sedona and MIMT, obtaining a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. She's married to a chef/comic book shop owner and has a fondness for architecture. She frequents twitter and facebook, but if you really want to get to know her you should visit her site:

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  1. Morning Steph! Aw, absolutely love your review, and how you expertly avoided spoilers! Glad you liked the novealls, to be honest, I was a bit worried how those would be taken because of yes, how out of element they are with the bigger books in the series. Glad I managed to pull it off!

    1. You definitely did well with the novellas, in my opinion. Thanks for having me on the tour and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series! :)