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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Book Review "Embers at Galdrilene"

I don't generally read much fiction, and I very rarely read fantasy.

Embers at Galdrilene is both, and it's fabulous.

I confess I read it mainly because I know the author, but not the way you usually say that- "I know the author so I felt compelled to give it a shot...out of courtesy".

I read it because I know Audra- my family and hers have broken bread together, the boys have played together, at one point we sent a goat, 2 baby guinea pigs and a wringer washer home in their mini-van in exchange for the delivery of a puppy.

We've met in a tornado-whipped campground in Oklahoma and in their home in Kansas.

I love Audra and her family, and that's no understatement.

So I didn't open Embers with hesitation- I knew it would be everything Audra is- funny, complex, whimsical, dramatic, passionate.

And I was not disappointed.

Embers at Galdrilene is dragon fantasy at its very best- following half a dozen very different characters on their journey to come to peace with their gift of magic and to answer the insistent humming of their dragon-partners: something they'd been told was impossible and even deadly, they form an unlikely alliance and discover places and things that were supposedly lost in the mists of history.

An absolutely stunning tapestry of a fairy tale, the characters are true and the setting comes alive, pulling the reader in and along for the ride.

I ordered a 'real' book, since I'm old and still prefer that format, but the cover and interior details are so fitting and beautiful that I highly recommend this version over the Kindle or Nook versions.

The best part?

Embers is only the first book. So when you turn the final page, it's not depressing- there's more to look forward to.

Embers at Galdrilene- by A.D. Trosper. Even and maybe especially if you don't read fantasy, your brain and heart will thank you for this refreshing vacation.


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so glad you liked it!

    Speaking of breaking bread together, it has been entirely too long. We must remedy that soon. :)

  2. Yes, dear- but you'll have to bake it. I couldn't raise a loaf of bread with a pulley. If TS ever does HTF and we don't have electricity to run the bread machine, my family will have to learn to love tortillas with everything.

  3. LOL, I'll bake the bread.I wanted to make a road trip to Texas this year, but I don't think its going to happen.