Saturday, August 3, 2013

Conpulsio by Kris Austen Radcliffe

Title:  Conpulsio
Author: Kris Austen Radcliffe
Series:  Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon 1.5
Published:  April 26th 2013 by Six Talon Sign Media LLC
Page Count: 57
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Shelf:  Books I bought
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

79 AD: Rome presses outward. Vesuvius smokes. Ladon exacts a terrible vengeance for an unthinkable act—and sets in motion the unavoidable collision of four people:

Two Fates bound by the rigidity of the past and the arrogance of the future.

One Shifter with a gift too vile to use.

And a man and a dragon who must save them from the mountain’s smoldering anger—and the weight of their soul’s ashes.

Conpuslio, a new novella set in the Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon universe, expands the story of Ladon and Dragon before they meet Rysa, the heroine of Games of Fate. Set during the infamous night Vesuvius destroys Pompeii, Conpulsio asks two questions: Who is bound? Who is compelled?

Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon, a New Adult Urban Fantasy series with Strong Romantic Elements by Kris Austen Radcliffe, follows Rysa and Ladon—and Ladon’s companion beast, Dragon—through a landscape punctuated by unfamiliar creatures: Fates with the ability to see past, present, and future. Ghouls called Burners who devour with fire and acid. Shifters who shape much more than their bodies. And two dragons who speak with color and pattern.

My Review:

This novella provides a much appreciated look into the past and a history of events alluded to in the Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon series as a whole. It is impeccably written, as is all of Radcliffe’s work. As a reader you never find yourself wondering what she meant, or what that word should be. You are able to immerse yourself in her brilliantly crafted world and sit back and enjoy the ride.

Although working with a short page count in this novella, Radcliffe presents us with some very well developed and captivating characters. She also gives a deeper context as to why Ladon’s past and why he is who he is today.

Overall, this novella puts a great deal of things in context for the Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon. Many of the relationships formed and prejudices felt are explained through the actions seen here. It was a brilliant read that leaves you aching for more from this amazing author and her phenomenal series.

Buy your copy online here today!

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