Gems of Fire (Gems of Fire, Book 1)

About the Book:

Palace of Sunderland. Paradise to the peasants. Prison to sixteen-year-old Anna, daughter of the king. She can never escape the castle’s cold walls and scorning disapproval of her father and his brute royal counsel, Seamus. She’ll always live in the shadow of her late mother, the queen. Will they ever see her for who she really is?

A riding accident lands Anna in the hands of traders who sell her as a slave in distant Kasdod to none other than her father’s enemy, Lord Anwar. After overhearing a dangerous plot to conquer Sunderland and kill the royal family, Anna must escape and warn her father, even if it means facing her greatest enemy.

With the doom looming over her, Anna is approached by a dangerous man in the dark. He claims to want to help her, but can she trust him with her secrets? The perils of the journey ahead will push Anna to the limit and answer the one question that has always plagued her…

Will she ever be enough?




This book was a really interesting read. I love the world-building and how that plot thicken every second. This book was fast-paced and kept you on your toes. There were few moments where it did slow down, but otherwise it was amazing.

Plot development throughout this book was incredible. I loved the fantasy world that was created and how you learnt more as you continued reading. However, I would have loved to read this book in both Jack and Anna’s POV. I think the book would have been more interesting.

Character development was a bit slow. I didn’t like some of the characters in this book. A few did feel 2D and with no personality. However, the development done on Anna was so good. I also liked how the didn’t focus mainly on the romance between the two main characters. It was more about the adventure.

Overall, this book was brilliant. I loved reading it for its plot alone. It had romance, but it didn’t overwhelm the plot. I would recommend this book to fans of fantasy.

* I received this book for my honest review.*


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