Heir of Amber and Fire by Rachanee Lumayno | Book Tour
Welcome to the book tour for Heir of Amber and Fire! This is book one in the Kingdom Legacy series. A quick and fun read for ages 10+
Jennica is a princess on the run. On the run from an arranged marriage. On the run from a king whose mysterious plans could completely destroy her beloved home, the magical kingdom of Calia.
And, she hopes, she's running toward the truth of her heritage.
To uncover the mysteries of her past, Princess Jennica will have to rely on a dragon seeker and his team to lead her to the creature who once kidnapped her mother.
But how can she fully trust her allies, when she knows she must betray them?
Genre: Fantasy/YA Fantasy | Pages: 216 | Published: 2021 | Publisher: Miss Lana Press
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Princess Jennica’s world turns upside down when she discovers she’s to be married off to a man she barely knows. But her mother senses something is afoot and aids in Jennica’s escape from the castle. Told to find Kye the dragon seeker, Jennica embarks on a quest to find the dragon Joichan. However, the King’s plotting goes beyond mere political gain. Jennica will find escaping an arranged marriage is only the beginning.
Heir of Amber and Fire is a light read with a plot that steers Jennica ever closer to the end of her quest. There are a few interesting character reveals, but nothing overtly startling. I was able to predict many of the twists, but the events leading up to these moments were still a fun read. And when it was time for Jennica to face off against some of her greater challenges, the pages flew by as her will was tested.
Given the lighter tone, Jennica striking out on her own held some minor pitfalls, but nothing too harsh. The writing focused more on Jennica learning how to manage on her own, and the differences she felt interacting with people who didn’t know she was royalty. This was a welcomed departure from high tension stakes, allowing readers time to know Jennica as a character before diving into the more action heavy scenes later on.
There are moments where the pacing is a bit off. Exposition is used to bridge the world-building and highlight the past. And actions such as eating and sleeping are often mentioned instead of leaving the reader to assume these occur. While at times these can add to a story, there is a fine balance to maintain while doing so. However, the companions Jennica finds are a delight to read. The characters are easy to connect with and will bring a smile to your face as they form bonds along their journey. Witnessing their friendships unfold, and the bits of light tension laced between their different goals upped my engagement of the story.
If you’re a reader looking for a book to introduce you to the fantasy genre, Heir of Amber and Fire would be a great read. There is a wonderful mix of fantasy elements within these pages. Fans of dragons, magic, and princesses turned heroines should also give it a try.
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About the Author
Rachanee Lumayno is an actress, voiceover artist, screenwriter, avid gamer and amateur dodgeball player. She grew up in Michigan, where she spent way too much of her free time reading fantasy novels. So when she decided to try her hand at writing a book, it made sense that it would be in her favorite genre. Heir of Amber and Fire is her first novel.
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The author has created a one-shot campaign module set in the world of her books to be used with D&D5E so players can run a game set in her book world. It’s a really fun idea and she is giving it out free to anyone who signs up for her newsletter! Please try to reference this in your posts because I think it’s something unique and could be fun for our readers.
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