Valorys power is different . . . its dangerous, unruly, and destructive. But can she channel it to crush a cunning enemy and save the realm from chaos? Welcome to Nissera, land of three kingdoms and home to spectacular magic.A century after her legendary ancestors overcame a bloodthirsty tyrant, seventeen-year-old Valory Braiosa attends a training academy for elicromancers, ...
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Realm of Ruins Reviews
I loved Kingdom of Ash and Briars so much, I was so excited when this was announced!
The cover is absolutely gorgeous!
"The bastard is welcome to fight me for it."
We're introduced to Valory, a descendent of the great Bristal who saved Nissera from the dark elicromancer Tamarice.
Valory while having elicromancer blood, shows no spark of magic, that by all rights she should possess in droves. Things have changed a bit since Bristal's time and not everyone has the right to attempt the water and see ...more
I just finished reading an early copy of Realm of Ruins, and I could not "put it down" (as it were). The story hits the ground running and maintains a quick pace while still allowing for plenty of time getting to know the characters and how their journeys affect them. My favorite types of stories are the ones where you can't begin to guess where the story is headed next, compelling me to keep flipping the page and unfolding new corners of its world, and that is exactly what RoR does here.
I love ...more
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Hannah West's Realm of Ruins is the companion novel to Kingdom of Ash and Briars. The story takes place 100 years after Kingdom of Ash and Briars so, no, you won't find any of the original characters making any sort of guest appearances. West introduces readers to a new heroine, 17-year old Valory Braiosa. Valory is a direct descendant of Bristal, the heroine of the first installment. The installment which firs ...more
Realm of Ruins (Nissera Chronicles #2) by Hannah West, 464 pages. Holiday House, December 2018. $19.
Language: PG (5 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: G
BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ESSENTIAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH
In the ages since Bristal was thrown into the pond and discovered her elicrin powers, elicrin powers have been harnessed, tamed, and doled out to those “in favor”. Valory only meant to support her best friend as she underwent her trial, but Valory touches the Waters and destroys t ...more
I was thrilled to be able to pick up the second book immediately after the first and stay in this world. I'll gather my thoughts and write my review.
"Please let me be powerful."
Trouble follows Valory Braiosa wherever she goes.
Raised in Calgoran during the Age of the Accords, Valory is surrounded by elicrin magic and elicromancers. As a descendant of the legendary Queen Bristal and King Anthony, everyone assumes Valory will become a powerful elicromancer herself. But now she is almost at the end of her time at the Academy with no signs of power manifesting. With her chances of receiving an elicrin stone from the Water dwindling, Valory is for ...more
Awesome awesome awesome book! For anyone who appreciates a book with strong female characters, sexy and intelligent men, Disney references, fantasy and magic....this is the book for you! And that is really just the tip of the iceberg. I read this book in ONE NIGHT. I could not put it down, and I was crazy tired the next day. I didn't care though. This is the kind of book that leaves you wanting more. Which is wonderful and frustrating :) Hannah West -- write faster!!! I need more books.
This is ...more
Video review http://www.thebookrat.com/2018/12/the-nissera-chronicles-books-spoiler.html>here. This and its predecessor were favorites of the year.