Friday, February 24, 2012
Review: Destiny's Fire
by Trisha Wolfe
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Series: Kythan Guardians
It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.
As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a Narcolym who could change her fate… if she can trust him.
Dez’s guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she's forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she's feared her whole life.
Dez is a very strong willed girl; her and her three best friends who happen to be triplets are training in secret for an impending war that is sure to come. You have Nick who is the care free guy who everyone can’t help but love and want to protect. Then there is Lana who is stylish and lovable who is into Devon (who runs the club/bar Cogs). And lets not forget Jace, he’s hot headed, loyal and a leader. All four of them together make a really great team. They are all Shythe (except for Dez who is keeping a secret from the other three, as she is part Narcolym, their enemy).
Before they experience the change, where they will gain their power and tats, which is on their Birthday they decide to go out and have fun. Dez is first, so they go out to Cogs and try and have a good time, that’s when the Narco’s come and disrupt their perfect little group. Especially the main distraction – Reese. He begins to dance with Dez, which makes Jace jealous as if he doesn’t already hate the Narco race this just adds fuel to the fire, because even if she doesn’t realize it, Jace is in love with Dez. There’s something about Reese that attracts Dez even if she hates him at first, and then he did the one thing that would make her want to speak to him more. But you will have to learn that on your own.
Reese and Dez get closer throughout the whole book, but especially during the time right after her change. This is where he helps her to control her power. The following week the triplets turn and everything has changed between her and Jace, they decide to go out and he kisses her. She’s confused and just stuck between two guys. Who doesn’t love a story like that?
They are all about to get into the Academy where they will learn more about their powers and what their future will hold. Seems the Shythe Council has seen to it that the Narco be allowed back into their Haven because the Shythe race is dying down and they want to try and bring the two together with a Peace Treaty. The adventure starts from there.
Loving the Steam punk Genre this book was really well written and had me hooked from the minute I started the book. It really was good, the relationships that were developed throughout, even the surprising shock towards the end (my heart dropped), and this book had it all: Love, Loyalty, Betrayal, and Action. There were some really great intense moments in there and you should definitely pick it up.