Today I bring you a book tour for Ashael Rising by Shona Kinsella.
Ashael is a hunter-gatherer woman, apprenticed to Bhearra, the healer and spiritual leader of their tribe. The Zanthar are invaders from another world who extend their own lives by stealing the life-force of everything around them. They were last seen on KalaDene 200 years ago. They have returned, looking for The Vessel, a being prophesied to hold the life-force of the land. Iwan is a slave to the Zanthar, descendant of those taken as slaves the last time the Zanthar visited this world. He is sent out as a spy, while his mother is held hostage to ensure his compliance. When Ashael meets Iwan in the forest, neither realise that she is the one the Zanthar are looking for. The fate of KalaDene and all of its people rests on her shoulders.
I really really really really and really enjoyed this book. I loved everything about it. The characters, the world setting, the good/evil divide, just everything.
Ashael is the lead protagonist and we see the majority of the story through her eyes. Ashael is a character that I could instantly take too, she wasn’t over stated or understated and has strength right from the beginning which continues to grow and flourish throughout the book.
There are also aspects of the story told through the eyes of other characters, every single one telling their own version of events which make them hard to dislike.
Even the characters of Meegrum are good to hate and feed into their role perfectly.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It has action, adventure, magic, hate, love, despair and everything else you could possibly want.
To get a copy of this amazing book for yourself you can purchase it here on Amazon UK
Thanks for reading
The Stationery Geekette x