Fire’s Song (Shaudrey Universe Book 1)

I heard of this book from a friend and loved the sample I read in kindle, so when I got an opportunity to read the full book, I jumped at it.

Princess Kikara (or Key for short) has been cursed while still in the womb, a curse that kills anyone she touches, accidentally or otherwise. Despite her mother’s desperate attempts to provide her with a normal childhood, Key realises she’s cursed and runs away from home in an attempt to break the curse.

The book has its ups and downs, but the tale is interesting enough to hold a reader’s attention till the end. The story is narrated by Key from the first person, and her voice is matter of fact and dramatic by turn. There’s sufficient sarcasm and humour to give her a distinct voice of her own. Though Key is the protagonist, there is a supporting cast of characters that are fleshed out well. The magical universe is well realised and the world feels real yet magical. Magic is a common phenomenon, as are demons and angels. The complex mythology makes it even more intriguing to the reader.

Fire’s Song is recommended for fans of fantasy as well as fairy tales.

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