Title: Ignited (Dance of the Elements #1)
Author: A.M. Deese
A NOBLE DAUGHTER.
A FORMER SLAVE.
SCORCHED EARTH AND DANGEROUS GAMES.
“Jura imagined it sounded like rain.”
Juggling death is nothing new for seventeen-year-old Jura, daughter of the First of the Thirteen, successive rulers of the Republic of the Sand Sea. However, when a blood chain ensnares her father, she is thrust into the seat of power and forced to rule her elders.
“To Tylak, water had never tasted sweeter.”
Jura must track down her father’s assassin and balance a country on the verge of collapse. To find the Prince of Shadows and uncover the truth, Jura puts her trust in Tylak, a former slave accused of stealing from the Everflame—a man she once condemned to death.
In a world where water is currency and enemies lurk around every corner, Jura will use her wits or risk igniting a world war.
Wow, oh wow! Where to begin with this book?
I absolutely love the world that A.M. Deese has laid out for us in this first book of her series. With thirteen council members, the government in the world of Ignited certainly has loads of drama. We see different aspects of this from the daughter of the third, to the daughter of the third, and the head of the tenth.
The characters were all so vividly created, and I absolutely adored the character arc involving Kay, a young fire Breather, taken in to be a cadet under the house of the tenth.
There are loads of great things to say for this series, but I don’t want to leave any spoilers. So, I’ll just say if you’re a fan of fantasy, I highly recommend this book, and I cannot wait to see where the next book takes us.