Fireborn

Fireborn is a Kindle of stars at The BiblioSanctum Dalglish s Skyborn was perhaps one of the greatest surprises for me last year I didn

Fireborn is a Kindle 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/12/10/...David Dalglish’s Skyborn was perhaps one of the greatest surprises for me last year. I didn’t know what to expect going in, but it turned out to be an epic start to a high-flying fantasy adventure series about a group of elite winged soldiers with the power to command the elements. The Seraphim, as they are called, are the warriors of a post-apocalyptic world in which humanity has taken to the skies. Everyone now lives on one of six floating island kingdoms that are constantly in conflict.The first book introduced us to protagonists Bree and Kael, twins who are following in their late parents’ footsteps by training to become Seraphim themselves. Much of Skyborn read like a “magic school” story, chronicling the siblings’ individual trials at the Seraphim Academy. In contrast, the themes surrounding Fireborn are a little more complex. This sequel is set right after the stunning events of the previous novel, and if you haven’t read Skyborn yet, I’m not going to ruin it for you. It’s enough to know that things have gotten very bad.In the fallout, one of the main casualties was the Seraphim order. With their home invaded and their order disbanded, Bree and Kael’s futures are now uncertain. However, upon their return to their occupied island, they are almost immediately recruited by a group of rebels planning to fight back against the powerful Center. Bree becomes their reluctant symbol, the Phoenix—a nickname given to her because of the burning twin blades she wields in battle. Meanwhile Kael, whose talents lie elsewhere, is tasked to recruit new allies for their uprising, but the coming war weigh heavy on his heart. As the fighting intensifies, he worries for his sister who is on the frontlines but also starts to have doubts about the leader of their rebellion, the unsettling cult leader and doomsday prophet Johan.As with the first book, there were some issues with the pacing in Fireborn. Despite its more intricate ideas, I also found it harder to throw myself into the plot or feel engaged with the characters. For the first half, this is essentially the standard dystopian-rebellion story, complete with member recruitment and secret gatherings. Some of these sections were a little too drawn out for my tastes, making this one a slow burner. Don’t get me wrong, though; this was still a solid sequel. However, it didn’t quite sweep me off my feet the way Skyborn did, containing some of the vexing symptoms of “middle book syndrome”. To be fair, the first book had the advantage of being a series opener, introducing readers to a fresh and unique world. That book charmed my socks off, understandably making it a tough act to follow.Fireborn makes up for its more subdued intro with a ton of action packed into its second half though. Again, like Skyborn, this book is back loaded with much of the excitement saved for the end when all the tensions finally come to a head. That’s when all the build-up starts to pay off. As the rebellion explodes into the open, Dalglish exacerbates an already fiery situation by throwing in an unexpected twist, adding an even greater threat to the equation. The aerial battle scenes continue to be a highlight as well, and their even better now that Bree and Kael have a much better handle on their flight skills and elemental powers.Fireborn wasn’t without its flaws, but then again, the first book also started on shaky ground before ending up blowing me away. Still, there’s no denying that it lacked some of the magic that made Skyborn so amazing. The story and characters may have matured while the themes have also grown darker, deeper, and more complex, but the plot itself remained rather simple and straightforward. That said, I still really enjoyed Fireborn and in no way do I consider it a poor sequel. The ending did a fantastic job building up anticipation for the final book of the trilogy, and I’m looking forward to see how it will all end.Audiobook Comments: The Seraphim is another example of a series where I decided to jump formats again this year, choosing the audio edition over the print because I got curious after hearing such great things about the narration. I was not disappointed. Joe Knezevich is a fine narrator and he does some great voicework, playing with accents, inflections, and tones—though I think he could have taken advantage of even more opportunities to do so. Overall I have no complaints about the audiobook. If presented with the opportunity to continue the next installment in this format, I probably would take it. Recommended.. The next novel in the Seraphim series following Skyborn from USA Today bestselling author, David Dalglish Bree and Kael Skyborn have seen their island invaded, their Seraphim disbanded, and their royal family imprisoned A rebellion grows from the ashes, demanding Bree to be their Phoenix, their symbol against Center s tyranny, and for Kael to find the doomsday prophet JoThe next novel in the Seraphim series following Skyborn from USA Today bestselling author, David Dalglish Bree and Kael Skyborn have seen their island invaded, their Seraphim disbanded, and their royal family imprisoned A rebellion grows from the ashes, demanding Bree to be their Phoenix, their symbol against Center s tyranny, and for Kael to find the doomsday prophet Johan and sway his cult to their side Should they fail, the hope of their rebellion fails with them.. The best Kindle Fireborn This was going to be 4.5* but OMG that ending. That epilogue! Just when you thought you knew where the story was heading, it would twist and turn. It went from nice YA fantasy to epic in a few pages with some of those revelations. It was action packed from the very first page with battles galore. And I have a feeling this was just the start!! Really enjoyed this one. Looking forward to book 3!

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  1. 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2016 12 10 David Dalglish s Skyborn was perhaps one of the greatest surprises for me last year I didn t know what to expect going in, but it turned out to be an epic start to a high flying fantasy adventure series about a group of elite winged soldiers with the power to command the elements The Seraphim, as they are called, are the warriors of a post apocalyptic world in which humanity has taken to the skies Everyone now lives on one of six float [...]


  2. This was going to be 4.5 but OMG that ending That epilogue Just when you thought you knew where the story was heading, it would twist and turn It went from nice YA fantasy to epic in a few pages with some of those revelations It was action packed from the very first page with battles galore And I have a feeling this was just the start Really enjoyed this one Looking forward to book 3



  3. Ok so the first book in the series was a lot of world and character building, with action picking up towards the end, but Fireborn starts with a bang and keeps raising the stakes IMO Skyborn really sets the stage for the events and relationships that happen in Fireborn, and although I don t think I could say Fireborn is better necessarily because Skyborn contains so much necessary character world building , Fireborn definitely feels faster paced in a good way The world has pretty much fallen apa [...]


  4. This is a terrific book I read it over a week, which is not something I do with many books This is a great second book in the series that explains several mysteries from the first In doing so, the fairly centered book ratchets up to an epic story that is about than 2 kids and a floating island to a civilization on the brink of destruction from forces without and within I can t wait for book 3.


  5. Not as good as the first book sadly For some odd reason the author decided there wasn t enough going on already and added demons angels Shit is now just insane, there is way to much going on


  6. A strong follow up to Dalglish s first book in the series that provides much of the backstory that the first one lacked as well as builds up the inevitable conflicts and issues that will come in the third book.


  7. I loved the first book in this series so much and was waiting with great anticipation for this book to be published just to be disapointed I forced my self to finish, the twists where all predictable almost from the begining To much tedious fight scenes Not a pleasure at all But often book two is a let down, so lets hope book 3 is better.


  8. Okay, I was intrigued by both Skyborn and Fireborn, the synopsis for the first book wasn t much, same as the synopsis for Fireborn, they both hint at things So I had no real idea of what to expect when I went in to the book but it blew me awaybut not as much as Fireborn did with its killer ending and the way it built up the world even , and added to the plot Skyborn sucked you in, introducing you to this original and imaginative world unlike anything you d entered before Dalglish skilfully built [...]


  9. This is a great continuation of the series While starting off slowly considering the events at the end of the last book it establishes itself as a fun read while expanding the universe it is set in Bree and Kael are easy to love and are shown to be relatively normal even as they become heroes to their people, Bree especially questions everything.I am looking forward to finishing the series and finding out exactly how it will all be wrapped up especially considering how it ended.A great book with [...]


  10. Another great book from my favorite author David Dalglish delivers, YET AGAIN, with this astounding entry to this Seraphim series I have read every book this man has published, and not once have I been let down Somehow, David manages to make every book better than the previous Just as he has done with this book, I believe he will with Shadowborn Book 1 was incredible Book 2 was awe inspiring There isn t for me to say, other than read this book.


  11. You suffer for nothing, my brethren Humanity will reach its end, even if I must wait centuries Where is your master, friend Where is the shadow that swallowed the world He s hiding among us, isn t it Tell me where Tell me This book tops the first one The fight sequences are brilliant in their descriptions The world building is top notch And the mysteries man love how everything is coming full circle Bring on book 3 Shadowborn.


  12. After all the nice mysteries we are left with at the end of book 1 I was afraid this would just keep leading us on but we actually did get some answers Unfortunately they are not that surprising or even very interesting The characters were the only reason it got 3 stars the plot just started to fall apart here


  13. Did Not FinishI got about a third of the way through and gave up The first book was just interesting enough to keep me until the end, but this one was just boring Sure, a few interesting things happened at the beginning, but it had all been done before and just didn t keep my interest Wish it could have been better because the world itself was interesting.


  14. Wow From the pretty good, but inauspicious start of Skyborn , in this book, stuff just got real Lots of surprise revelations, heartbreak, betrayal, and fantastic action, at a breakneck pace And, Dalglish promises even in book number three I ve only read his Shadowdance series, but after this I will definitely read of his work.


  15. It s been a long while since I read fantasy genre Skyborn Seraphim 1 was the first Fireborn is the second I am very much enjoying this story and am looking forward to reading Shadowborn The story here continues to follow Kael and Breanna Skyborn through their struggles with self doubt and fighting to save their world I am very much enjoying this series.


  16. Crap not only did I finish it in a day I enjoyed it even than the first book in the seriesWhen does the third book come out, how long am I going to need to wait and is this all part of a trilogy or is it going to go on and on


  17. Absolutely terrific Dalglish adds so much conflict in this book that you rarely get time to rest Plus Dalglish adds TONS to the lore and it does not disappoint Shadowborn can t come fast enough


  18. Enjoyable YA fantasy This second novel reveals a lot fantastical elements and answers to questions from the first novel Skyborn Most Characters are good though not good enough to become favourites Will read the third when it arrives.







  19. Almost 5 stars, but there were a few flaws that I couldn t get past enough to give it the higher rating First, some of the fight scenes tended to drag on The book could ve tended toward character development and a little less to action and still been very exciting and fast paced While I don t think most of the secondary characters are flat or boring, none but Kael and Bree really get substantial character growth and I d love of that to happen The other major flaw was how death was handled in t [...]


  20. I don t know if I want to rate this 4 or 5 stars but I m going with 5 because of my current emotions I am SCREAMING and shit is going down and I LOVE it and I CANNOT wait for the next book ALSO TAKE A FEW YEARS AND LOOK HOW BADASS MY SWEET PRECIOUS GIRL BREE LOOKS ON THE COVER


  21. David Dalglish delivers another entertaining read at this point, surprising no one This second book thankfully has tons of pay off for the slow setup from the first book, all the while setting a gripping stage for the third book which I wish was out Right now





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