Plot [edit | edit source] Ashes of the Sun (Burningblade & Silvereye, #1). She holds a Ph.D in Classics from Trinity College, Dublin.

Four hundred years earlier the great civilization of the Chosen defeated the ghouls and their army of constructs, vanquishing them forever.

Their parallel narrative (another storytelling trick I really enjoy when done right like it is done in Ashes of the Sun), provides for a fascinating look into the world and also a briskly-paced narrative. A lot of first books in a series suffer from slower pacing as the author tries to establish the world and magic system. But as a story, its real weight is in the personal: Gyre’s choices and personal connections, including his—unmalicious, but nevertheless—betrayal of friends because he finds other things more important; Maya’s coming of age and her reckoning with her order as not completely the font of all righteousness that she wants to believe it is, and her slow, tentative, youthful beginnings of a romance with Beq despite all obstacles. Ashes of the Sun is a really gripping read and a fantastic opening book to the series.

Both of the main characters and a few of the side characters have romantic encounters and entanglements. This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 05:16. From an evaluation standpoint, it had all the elements I expect from a high fantasy: intriguing world-building, great characters, an interesting plot, good pacing, and a more than adept writing style. "―Robyn Bennis, author of The Guns Above "Ashes of the Sun brings to life an ancient world of magic broken by war. Ashes of the Sun works on an epic scale. Agent: Seth Fishman, the Gernert Co. (July), "Ashes of the Sun is fantasy at its finest: deliciously inventive, brimming with ancient evils, fallen empires, mysterious technology, and devastating magic. This is the first book I’ve read by Django Wexler and I really enjoyed myself.

Ancient secrets! . When not writing, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts. Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The course he finds himself on leads back to his sister Maya, but not in ways that he expected. Ashes of the Sun by Django Wexler Series: Burningblade & Silvereye #1 Release date: July 21st 2020. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. Distraught, she gets drunk and picks a fight with some goblins. When the Order comes to take sickly five-year-old Maya from her family’s farm, claiming they can cure her, her eight-year old-brother, Gyre, fights back and winds up with a scar across his face.

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