Today’s my stop on the amazing ffbc blogtour for smoke and summons.
I’ve received an ARC for reviewing and all the opinions are my own.
Title : Smoke and Summons (Numina Trilogy)
Author : Charlie N. Holmberg
Pages : 362 pages
Genre : High Fantasy (epic fantasy) , Fiction , Young Adult
Release date : February 1st
Publisher : 47 North
Format : E-ARC
Rating : 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4.5)
As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis lives no ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon—a raging monster summoned to do his bidding. Unlike other vessels, Sandis can host extremely powerful spirits, but hosting such creatures can be fatal. To stay alive, she must run. And in a city fueled by smoke and corruption, she finds a surprising ally.
A cunning thief for hire, Rone owns a rare device that grants him immortality for one minute every day—a unique advantage that will come in handy in Sandis’s fight for freedom. But Sandis’s master knows how powerful she is. He’s determined to get her back, and he has the manpower to find her, wherever she runs.
Now, to outwit her pursuers, Sandis must put all her trust in Rone and his immortal device. For her master has summoned more than mere men to hunt her down…
Trigger warnings : blood , death . 18+
World – building
Seriously guys , this is an epic fantasy. If you see me giving an epic fantasy 3+ stars , know that the world building is amazing.
Charlie has thought through every bit for the world building. Every bit and piece has been designed in this book . And if this doesn’t convince you , there is more (wink)
Rone , hot confident flirty fierce and loyal hero of YA . He is designed perfect and his dialogues are just stunning .
Sandis on the other hand is sweet and trusting (which really got annoying at some point “get some brain gurl”)
Rone and Sandis are the main characters and has more page space. But the other minor and major characters through the plot are unique and amazing.
The plot was a clear spider web. We can’t skim through anything. Everything makes sense and it requires 100 percentage attention (yes i zoned out and re-read a LOT)
But its so exhausting and brain frying sometime. So if you plan on starting fantasy or epic fantasy , don’t start with this.
Really really awesome ending with a (kills self) cliffhanger. Seriously , the authors should think through for this cliffhangers it’s really hard for waiting for the sequel to come after 36474 days.
About the author
Born in Salt Lake City, Charlie N. Holmberg was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters who also have boy names. She is a proud BYU alumna, plays the ukulele, owns too many pairs of glasses, and finally adopted a dog. Her fantasy Paper Magician series, which includes The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician, and The Master Magician, has been optioned by the Walt Disney Company. Her stand-alone novel, Followed by Frost, was nominated for a 2016 RITA Award for Best Young Adult Romance, and her novel The Fifth Doll won the 2018 Whitney for Speculative Fiction. She is a board member for Deep Magic Ezine and currently lives with her family in Utah.
I hope i shared my happiness and convinced you guys to pick this book up when you have the chance. Thanks for reading my post.
Do you like cliffhangers?? If yes Which was the frustrating cliffhanger for you?? If no , why???