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Number of Pages: 375
Publication Date: 2016
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Series: Abiassa's Fire
Hell destroy the world. But first he has to save it.
The Nine Kingdoms bleed. Leaderless, ravaged, the land awaits deliverance from Poired Dyrths devastating campaign. But what if one blight can only be cleansed by another?
The promised Fierian is known by many names. Judge. Destroyer. Scourge. And now one other: Haegan, Prince of Seultrie. Once a cripple, now a gifted Accelerant, Haegan can no longer run from the truth. But neither can he be reconciled to it. He knows only one thing for certain: as the only able-bodied heir to the Fire Throne, he must return to the Nine and fight for his people.
But there are insidious forces at work. When reality itself falls into question, Haegan struggles to know where to fight, whom to trust. Caught between duty to his country and duty to the world, Haegan must see clearly enough to choose the right path to save the world.
Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author of a dozen novels. She grew up an Army brat. Now, she and her husband, an Army veteran, have an adventurous life in Northern Virginia with their children and two dogs--a Maltese Menace and a retired military working dog, VVolt N629. Ronie's degree in Psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters. Since launching onto the publishing scene in 2010, Ronie and Rapid-Fire Fiction novels have hit bestseller lists and garnered awards and critical acclaim.
Ronie can be found at www.roniekendig.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rapidfirefiction), Twitter (@roniekendig), and GoodReads.
Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wow! Powerful Addition to the Series!November 7, 2016Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wow! Accelerant was absolutely packed with action! Once again, it was exhilarating to return to the amazing lands that made up this fantasy world in the Abiassas Fire series. This story has so much to recommend it: action, danger, corruption, romance, guilt, despairthe list goes on and on.
I definitely recommend reading Embers, book one, first. There are many, many characters in these stories and in both books, it took me some time to make sure I understood who each person was as they were introduced. Accelerant builds immediately upon where Embers left off.
I loved the twists and turns that this story took. The author kept me guessing at how not only Haegan and Thiels stories would progress, but also Kaelyria and other characters who I grew to care for. It is hard to decide what I loved best about this book, but I am definitely partial to the story line that took place in Legiers Heart. I am absolutely on pins and needles to find out what will happen in book three!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
KrTall5 Stars Out Of 5Hurtling Through the StoryOctober 16, 2016KrTallQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5That moment you're hurtling through the action of a well-written fantasy thriller, and you don't want it to end...but then it does, and you go plummeting off the edge of the book...
That's exactly what Ronie Kendig does with this, the second in her Abiassa's Fire series. We pick back up with Haegan immediately following the events of Embers, and follow him on the ongoing journey, battling (or trying to battle) the darkness of Poired Dyrth. It's near impossible to accurately summarise a 400+ page story into one review, but I will try to hit as much as possible.
One thing I've always loved about Ronie's writing is her character development, especially as it progresses over the series. In her other series (A Breed Apart, Discarded Heroes), there are always those characters that are coming to the forefront while others take a step back. It is no different in the Abiassa's Fire series. We have our main heroes from last time, Haegan, Thiel, Laertes, Tokar...but others who were not as prominent have stepped forward, and as always, new characters have emerged, bringing new information with them that cast those characters you thought you knew and loved into a whole new light. The beloved tutor...might not be so beloved after all??
One part I was hoping to see expounded upon was Thiel's past. I know this series is primarily about Haegan as he steps into his roles as king and Fierian, but Thiel was such an intriguing character to me in Embers that I was hoping for more about her here. And while I did get some backstory, I'm still wishing for more. Hopefully in #3...?? Particularly in the case of Cadeif and the Ematahri, who we don't even see again until the very end of this book, and suddenly they disappear again.
As always, stories intertwine and converge, people come and go, and you get to the end of the book when you least expect it. A gripping saga that will play with your head, but in a good way, and make you look up from the last page and immediately wish for more.
Ember's ReviewsAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5She wields her pen with the hand of a master.October 11, 2016Ember's ReviewsAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Ronie Kendig can write fast-and-furious fiction like none other, and Accelerant is no exception. Following the Fire King's crushing defeat, Haegan flees with his sister Kaelyra into the mountains, as Seultrie burns in their wake. As the Fiereian of prophesy, Haegan cannot comprehend why the Deliverers refused to allow him to destroy Poired there and end the suffering.
The only thing about this book that made me rather uncomfortable is that that even though Accelerant is by a Christian author and a Christian publisher, the characters worship some other female deity. This was rather uncomfortable for me and my only real gripe with this series. That and some of the fantasy names and words that become virtually unpronounceable at times. I still think that Poired Dyrth is one of the oddest villain names in my reading history. It sounds so funny when I try to pronounce it.
Ronie's worldbuilding is very rich and complex. She has a way of getting into a character's psyche in a subtle, yet incredibly powerful manner that few authors ever manage to achieve. You grow so connected to these characters that you never want to let them go.
Prince Haegan struggles with crushing doubt, intense anger, and PTSD throughout Accelerant. Once a cripple, now he holds the weight of the world on his shoulders and no one seems to think that he is up to the tasks set before him. They cut him down at every turn and even those close to him leave him with the burn of betrayal.
His pain is so palpable, you just want to dive in and give him a big hug topped with a heaping dose of encouragement. For a man with a good heart, the knowledge that he is the prophesied world destroyer threatens to tear him apart. And as he is struggling to find his place in a world that fears and hates him, Poired continues to carve a burning swath across the countryside.
Kaelyra, Thiel, and Aselan also wrestle with their own individual pains and doubts. There is a glimmer of hope for the healing of these broken souls, but are any of them willing to take the risk?
And all I have to say about the ending of this book is: CLIFFHANGERS! *Cue frustrated screaming* Where is book 3 already? I need it!
Blood/violence: There are quite a attempted murders, a few deaths, and battles. Several murders, including a child (no detail given). There isn't really much blood, as most of the deaths are via the character's accelerant powers: burning. The combat is realistic while not succumbing to graphic detail.
Other: some (villainous) characters are well versed in the art of mental manipulation.