Friday, August 27, 2010

THE VOICES OF IRE by Aubrie Dionne

Author: Aubrie Dionne
Publisher: Wyvern Publications (May 2010)

Book Blurb on Back:  They were known throughout the kingdom as Wishcasters and they reigned unchallenged in the known world. Little did Azalin know she was one of them…

Although Azalin has always tried to keep her unusual powers hidden, people often realize that she's different. But when she's invited to participate in the ruthless trials for the next Wishcaster Queen, her powers are revealed to be truly unique.

Meanwhile, an army is amassing to take over the Eaglecrest Kingdom and Azalin is caught up in a web of castle politics. She soon realizes she's fighting not only her beloved kingdom, but also for the love of the capricious Prince Flynn. Can she open the eyes of the current king and queen before the land falls forever into the clutches of Ire?

Review: Aubrie Dionne's The Voices of Ire follows Azalin's journey. With poetic prose, believable characters, and a fantastic world, the novel tells how everyone deserves a second chance. The pacing is excellent, and Ms. Dionne excels in pulling the reader into her invented world. I easily fell in love with the characters and was yanked into Azalin's journey and felt her pangs of seemingly unrequited love and desire to save her kingdom above all costs. Most of all, Ms. Dionne's telling of the novel is pure and heartfelt. The Voices of Ire is worth reading, especially if you enjoy fantasy and a story of second chances, hope, and love.