My Review of
The Rashade’ (Chronicles of the Coranydas Book 1)
Author R. Tran
This is a great epic fantasy novel with lots of twist and turns. I loved the magic and sword fighting wielded by the strong Mara as she leaves her mother and sister to take vengeance on the mage who murdered her father when she was just a child. I also loved following some of the mystical creatures throughout the book.
The book itself follows Mara and Kess and some of their friends as they go in search of the magic that will bring Mara sword to life and help her kill the mage. However the journey is long and there are revelations along the way. Will Mara gets her revenge? Will she finds the strength and magic to become an unstoppable force? Read this book to find out.
I also loved the friendship between Kess and Mara as it blossomed into an interesting partnership. I thought the author did a great job in portraying their emotions towards each other and some scenes especially towards the end were so beautiful. But there are so many wonderful and magical characters in this book that are enjoyable to get to know along the way.
I found Mara’s connection with her mum interesting after Mara finds out she won’t be getting her birth right, after an incident deemed her unfit for the position. Instead her sister will someday for full the role. This was cruel and I really felt for her in that moment.
I would highly recommend this book if you love fantasy and strong female characters as well as magic and adventure with scenes that are easy to imagine and emotionally charged at times. This is one for the must read pile.