Blade of Ash
(Scepter and Crown #1)
By C.F.E. Black
Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Hardcover & ebook, 363 Pages
January 25, 2022 by Hillcity Press
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Alyana Barron is tired of living a secluded life apart from society, hiding her magic from watching eyes. When a nobleman offers Aly the chance to train as a Master Sorcerer, secrets hidden in her past will come to light and she’ll have to fight to keep her safety and guard her heart.
Black, C.F.E. Blade of Ash. Hillcity Press, 2021.
I think C.F.E. Black may be a new-to-me author. Blade of Ash is a great fantasy novel for young adults. It contains many of the elements of good fantasy – magic, epic journey, good vs. evil, and mythical creatures. There is also the element of romance thrown in. In the beginning, the main characters both have a love-em or hate-em personality. They are both young and a bit immature (thrown into their roles before they were fully grown) but over the course of the story, they grow and mature.
The author does have a prequel to this series which I have not read. I did not feel I was missing any information, not having read that. I enjoyed reading Blade of Ash. I look forward to reading future books in C.F.E. Black’s Scepter and Crown series.
I would have no problem adding Blade of Ash in a k-12 Christian school library. It would be a great book to add to a fantasy section. It is appropriate for middle school and up.
I received a complimentary copy of Blade of Ash. This is my honest review.
About the Author – C.F.E. Black
C. F. E. Black loves to get swept away in books, both reading and writing them. When she’s not writing or chasing her son, she’s teaching high schoolers and trying her best to be a light in their lives. She lives in beautiful north Alabama with her superhero husband, sons, and fur-family. Connect with her and find free stories at www.cfeblack.com.
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I love the cover. The colors and graphics set the stage for the book.
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