Yesterday I received a magical email from NetGalley, saying that I was granted permission to a Feast of Fates by Christian A. Brown. Book was published back in 2014, so I am surprised it was there on the website, as usually I get pre-releases, I suppose author or publishing agency wanted more attention towards this work. Lucky me it is the first book in the series, I hate starting with second or the third. There are total of 3 books in Fours Feasts Until Darkness series, last one came out in 2016, I suppose there will be one more. Feast of Fates is lowest ranking in the series receiving 4.15 stars on GoodReads, but has the prettiest cover in my opinion. NetGalley does provide an interesting description:
“Morigan lives a quiet life as the handmaiden to a fatherly old sorcerer named Thackery. But when she crosses paths with Caenith, a not wholly mortal man, her world changes forever. Their meeting sparks long buried magical powers deep within Morigan. As she attempts to understand her newfound abilities, unbidden visions begin to plague her—visions that show a devastating madness descending on one of the Immortal Kings who rules the land.
With Morigan growing more powerful each day, the leaders of the realm soon realize that this young woman could hold the key to their destruction. Suddenly, Morigan finds herself beset by enemies, and she must master her mysterious gifts if she is to survive.
Note: This novel includes graphic scenes, adult situations, and romance.”
Cute looking author. C.A. Brown
PLEASE DO ELABORATE ON THE GRAPHIC SCENES. I think that after Game of Thrones very little graphic will surprise me, but I find it a little more realistic to read a book with this content. There is no denying that I also like pompous writing of the Edwardian and Victorian Era, but modern writers better make it hardcore for me! Lets get back to the book.
Very first pages are, the map, cool, and the glossary, not so cool. Sure, I like the part where I get to know the rulers of each section and their spouses, landmarks and such, but Morigan is introduced as living an unimportant life. Then why would she be in a glossary! Ruining the mystery.
Moving on to prologue. I just read the first paragraph and did not understand a thing! Give me a moment, I’ll do that again. Ok a bit better. We start the first sentence about a sky over the sea, then creatures and unknown real, and somehow in the 4th sentence we are in the forest. Second paragraph is more solid. Much readable and exciting. I am now a bit drawn in and would love to know who is this woman, that is about to die and is hiking in this forest. I will cut off here, and update this post when I finish reading this book.
Leave a comment if you have read this book, or would like to? Any thoughts on fantasy stories?