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Author: CK Dawn
Narrator: Sydnee Fullmer
Length: 3 hours 37 minutes
Series: Reign of Fae, Book 1
Publisher: CK Dawn
Released: Apr. 17, 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Mere mortal. Fae hunter. Oh, and the apocalypse? Yeah, that happened! She’s an unstoppable human. He’s an immovable beast. But the fae have scorched the earth and humans are next….
Chloe Etain, stumbled into an ancient war between the light and dark that has culminated in her world being thrown into darkness and pre-industrial chaos. Vampire-like creatures roam free, feeding on unsuspecting humans. Chloe knows the truth though and, possibly, how to stop it. But as a mere mortal, what can she do?
That’s when the fates step in. Bram Tice, a fae hunting his own kind, vows to help Chloe. But he won’t say which Court demands his allegiance. Together, they set out to right the imbalance plaguing her world and save humanity before it turns into nothing more than remnants of ash.
USA Today bestselling author, coffee loving gamer girl, and Sci-fi enthusiast. CK Dawn always loved to snuggle up with her cat Hagrid (the shadow-seer & Netherwalker inspiration) and read. But, with a nudge of encouragement from her lil’ sis, she found writing fantasy stories was even better than just reading about them. So, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away CK let her unique modern tale of knights and Camelot dancing in her head take form and fly with Cloak of Shadows, her Readers’ Favorite award winning debut novel in the Netherwalker series. Now, you can find CK writing in the witching hours with Hagrid by her side while being distracted far too often by social media.
Sydnee Fullmer is a professional actor and voice talent based in Denver, Colorado. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Acting and has since performed and taught across the nation. Including Swine Palace (Baton Rouge, LA), The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (Denver, CO), and The Great River Shakespeare Festival (Winona, MN).
Chloe dialed her phone as she frantically shoved her research into her backpack. It felt like she hadn’t slept in weeks, always keeping one eye open and thinking someone was following her as she got closer and closer to the truth about the fae. Glancing in the mirror at her fading summer tan, she wiped at the dark circles under her eyes as if she could erase the fact she hadn’t slept. She held her phone to her ear with her shoulder as she tightened the messy bun holding most of her dark blonde hair at the nape of her neck. Barely acknowledging the latest breaking news alert as it flashed across the television in her dorm room, she continued putting every scrap of paper about the Light and Dark Courts deep inside her backpack. With the constant bombardment of information about massive hurricanes, devastating earthquakes, and abnormal weather patterns, the news had become mind numbing with all its coverage and the feeling of helplessness it created. They did this! Chloe though. She wanted to scream.
If your world went into utter chaos and destruction tomorrow, how would you survive? Would you have the will to survive if you lost all of the people who meant anything to you? In a post-apocalyptic world, it is kill or be killed. In Remnants of Ash, Dawn takes two characters who are unlikely to pair up—and they are forced to save what is left of humanity. This story will pull readers in just enough to give the reader a sense of foreboding and then it’s over.
Chloe Etain is a college student, making her way through the world on her own when the war picks up its pace and obliterates the earth with something called the Scorch. The Fae have really put survival to the test with these vampire-like creatures scouring the earth in search of their next meal. Meeting up with Bram has been the best and possibly the worst thing that could have happened. Bram is mysterious, sexy, but most importantly, he is a hunter and very lethal. As their journey rapidly continues, both individuals must learn the ways of this new world and each other. Can they work together? Can they survive against the impending doom that lurks at their destination?
Dawn has a very short story with the first installment of the Reign of Fae series, called Remnants of Ash. Short stories are totally acceptable for certain genres; however, this specific series seems to have a lot going on which is not conducive to this type of writing. In such a short time frame, the story loses space for a well-written backstory on characters and the plot is virtually thrown together which appears sloppy. In this story, characters appear a bit underdeveloped and scenes typically smoosh together fairly quickly, which may leave readers with confusion or complete loss of interest. Since this review does compliment the audiobook, Fullmer kept up with the quick pace fairly well; however, some wording was slurred together and there were mispronunciations through the story. The story itself has the capacity to be five-star worthy if the author ever decides to lengthen this installment and add more “meat” to the characters and scenes, and categorizes the book correctly. The development process of this story could definitely use another look. If you are a reader of post-apocalyptic, science fiction, magic, fantasy with a small amount of romance, you may enjoy this read. Since this is the first installment within the series, readers are able to jump right in.
A copy of this audiobook was provided to Turning Another Page by Audiobookworm Promotions and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a three-star rating to Remnants of Ash by CK Dawn.
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