Saturday, June 23, 2018

Born of Water by Autumn M. Birt (The Rise of the Fifth Order, #1)

Born of Water
by Autumn M. Birt

My rating: 4 stars

Series: The Rise of the Fifth Order - Book 1
Publisher: Autumn M. Birt; 3 edition (May 9, 2015)
Publication Date: May 9, 2015
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Print Length: 368 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
In the buried archives of the Temple of Dust may lie the secret to defeating the Curse, a creature which seeks to destroy 16 year old Ria for the forbidden gifts she possesses. But it is from among the ranks of those who control the Curse where Ria will find her best chance of success. Only the Priestess Niri can save Ria from the forces that hunt her, if Niri doesn’t betray the girl first. Along with Ria comes Ty and his sister, Lavinia, both bound to defend Ria from the Church of Four Orders and Niri, if they must. However, Ty has been living a life less than honest and keeping it from his sister. To survive a journey that takes them across the breadth of their world, the four must learn to trust each other before pursuit from the Church and Ty’s troubled past find them.
Born of Water by Autumn M. Birt
(The Rise of the Fifth Order, #1)

Born of Water (The Rise of the Fifth Order, #1)The powers of earth, water, fire and air will be harnessed by four friends in a land where magic is forbidden. A Former priestess of the Church will risk her own life and give up her position in order to help put an end to the Curse, a magical being whose endgame is to destroy all magic, as dictated by its creators.

This is a story of adventure, discovery and even young love in a world that has turned its back on anyone who possesses magic. BORN OF WATER by Autumn Birt is just the beginning of the journey for an unlikely band of allies, unsure of the powers they wield and unaware of the potential they have.

Cross a sea, run from danger and face off against danger alongside these characters as they ride a roller coaster of emotions in an unknown world.

Autumn Birt has done a wonderful job of creating depth and humanity in her characters, complete with frailties and failings without resorting to over-the-top angst, off-color dialogue or adult situations. A magical start to this series!

Certainly not a quick read, but one to be savored, enjoyed and to feel the same discoveries the young characters experience!

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