• Born of Embers

  • The Valdir Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: RA Lewis
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth DeVault
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Born of Embers

By: RA Lewis
Narrated by: Elizabeth DeVault
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Publisher's Summary

The King is dead. Long live the Queen.

The Valdir stand on the brink of war with Ethea, and Kalina is the heir to both thrones. Suddenly thrust into the role of Queen, and navigating a war, she is forced to choose whether this is the fate she wants for herself.

When the responsibility and pressure becomes too much, will Kalina break and run, leaving her people under the rule of another? Or will she step up and become the Queen they deserve?

Kalina is back in this second action packed installment of The Valdir Chronicles.  Return to the world of The Valdir Chronicles in this action packed sequel to Born of Air.

©2019 RA Lewis (P)2021 RA Lewis

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This book was amazing! The characters... the dragons... the narrator... every single bit was awesome.

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I think this story has some pacing issues. There are a few instances where events really lack any weight because they’re over with so quickly. I think if the story was a little longer and could dedicate more time to those moments, it would have worked better. I don’t think the pacing takes much away from the novel though.

Book 1 felt as if its sole purpose was to familiarize readers with the world. Well, book 2 feels as if it needs to set up the story so readers have a use for that previous context. That’s not to say nothing interesting happens in either story. Plenty of interesting things happens in both stories. It’s just extremely clear there’s a bigger picture here and book 2 is only slowly working its way up to it.

The plot follows the logical path you would expect, after the ending of book 1. Some of the twists and reveals took me by surprise and the others… you’d have to have been born yesterday to miss those. One thing I am completely sick of is characters in a fight to the death. You know the protagonist isn’t in any danger, because they’re the protagonist. And they can’t just win every single fight to the death across every story ever, they *always* have to spare their opponent, because they’re just such a hero. It’s so ridiculously played out at this point, I never want to see it again.

The audiobook narration was fine. I could always tell who was talking and there weren’t any common audible errors or issues present.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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Fun but Sad Dragon Rider Adventure

If you like emotional rollercoaster adventures with dragons then this is a great choice. I struggled a bit with the amount of sorrow that Kalina is made to endure, I guess it's just hard to imagine anyone going through the same amount struggles in such a short time. It is a darker fantasy adventure but it is still kept very clean (free of bad language, overly graphic violence, and no sex scenes). It a good middle grade level and up read. It is a story that does pull you in and with the amount of action it is a hard one to put down.

The narrator does a great job and was fun to listen to.

—I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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PHOENIX RISES FROM THE EMBERS

THE SAGA CONTINUES WITH GETTI G DARKER AS YOU GO. SHE LOSES HER MOM AND MANY POEPLE THAT ARE DEAR TO HER HEART. BIGGEST OBJECTION IS LGBT .

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Couldn’t put it down

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Kalina has now found her people and goes through another adventure. She decided to be queen when her father suddenly passed in battle. She soon finds that it is too overwhelming and runs off with another valdir. But it’s abandoning her people really the right thing to do?
Another good fantasy dragon book. Kalina grows and learns a lot about her people and herself. Highly recommend.

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BOOK2 IS A REAL THRILL AND I LOVED IT

STORYLINE IS GREAT AND EASY TO FOLLOW

ACCEPTABLE FOR ALL AGES AND CLEAN


STORY HAS TRAGIC LOST, FAMILY DRAMA AND LOSS OF LOVED ONES WHILE STILL INCLUDING GOOD HUMOR AND THRILL, INTRIGUE, ADVENTURE THROUGHOUT

NARRATOR IS GREAT AND EASY TO FOLLOW.

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A wonderful follow up

A wonderful follow up. I loved seeing the characters develop with all there faults. The story flowed with ease and left me wanting more.

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Kalina is to be queen to two kingdoms but has to decide if she wants it and prove she is the heir if she can stop a war or be yet survive said war.

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Fantastic

Kalina is now Queen You are completely drawn into her world and wonder how she will manage. The narrator helped make it realistic.

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To Be Queen Or Not?

I enjoyed the first book of the series, but I liked this book more. This second book details Kalina's struggles, both internal and external, as to whether she should be queen of the Valdirs or not. The tale describes Kalina's interpersonal relationships, not only with her subjects, but also with her dragon. There are twists and turns, some battle scenes, and complex developments that increased my interest in reading the next book in the series. I recommend this book to others who enjoy this genre. Elizabeth DeVault's narration is more consistent in this book than in the first one, and I found it to be more pleasing. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Caroline Hannam
  • 07-29-21

Great follow up to Born of Air

The second book in the Valdir Chronicles seems more polished than Born of Air and the timeline is easier to follow, which is what I would have expected from the author, who is growing and progressing just like the main character Kalina.
All the main characters from the first book are featured, with some interesting new characters added into the mix.
Kalina’s struggles, internal and external are plenty and the many heartaches she experiences develop her character and strengthen her to become a great leader and queen. Along the way she also discovers who her friends are and that she has people she belongs with.

Once again Elizabeth De Vault narrates this audio book and makes for an enjoyable, smooth continuation of the story. She has a pleasant voice and she was very clear and concise.

I received this book in audio book format free from the author and am leaving this review of my own volition.