Smoke and Rain (Reforged #1) #2020

Smoke and Rain (Reforged #1) By V.S. Holmes Smoke and Rain Reforged I expected a hero to save us all Turns out I was thinking of the wrong part of the story In the beginning we aren t saved The world is broken There are only pieces and grief Depending on the story
  • Title: Smoke and Rain (Reforged #1)
  • Author: V.S. Holmes
  • ISBN: 9780996133005
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Smoke and Rain (Reforged #1) By V.S. Holmes
    Smoke and Rain (Reforged #1) By V.S. Holmes I expected a hero to save us all Turns out, I was thinking of the wrong part of the story In the beginning, we aren t saved The world is broken There are only pieces and grief Depending on the story, the fruit of grief is vengeance or justice or hardened resolve.The pieces must be gathered and flames kindled before I m reforged I don t know what shape I will take ThI expected a hero to save us all Turns out, I was thinking of the wrong part of the story In the beginning, we aren t saved The world is broken There are only pieces and grief Depending on the story, the fruit of grief is vengeance or justice or hardened resolve.The pieces must be gathered and flames kindled before I m reforged I don t know what shape I will take Those pieces might become a heroor a monster.A mad king s genocide destroyed Alea s home and left her sanity in tatters The struggle between the gods and their creators fills the world with war Caught in the crossfire of a conflict she knows little about, Alea only wants a quiet life Trouble is, the darkness roiling in her mind may be the one thing that could end the bloodshed.A storm brews within her, and not even the gods will be safe when it breaks upon the world.
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    About “V.S. Holmes

    • V.S. Holmes

      V S Holmes lives in a Tiny House and owns too many books for such a small abode Her favorite genres include fantasy, science of both the non fiction and fiction varieties , and anything with diverse protagonists Holmes graduated from Keene State College with a Bachelors of Science in Biology She has a particular interest in prehistoric peoples and stone tools When not writing, she works as a contract archaeologist doing Cultural Resource Management throughout the northeastern U.S.Smoke and Rain, the first in her fantasy quartet, was chosen for New Apple Literary s 2015 Excellence in Independent Publishing Award In addition to REFORGED and the NEL BENTLY BOOKS, she has published short fiction in Vitality Magazine.

    319 thoughts on “Smoke and Rain (Reforged #1)

    • Copy provided in exchange for an honest review You re worth all the pain of the fire you start, Alea This was the first book I read by V.S and let me tell you I have found a favorite world to obsess over There are maps that helped in keeping track of the characters and a diagram that helped keep track of the seasons they were in as well I was introduced to new and difficult words but I loved every second of it The characters were incredibly well through out It s told in the third person so we ge [...]


    • I relish a work that makes the reader work for things such as imagining the setting, what will come next or plotting the possibilities the characters will have available to them Ms Holmes cascaded a plethora of possible directions from beginning to end in Smoke and Rain As I started to read I have to admit I was a bit dismayed in the start of the book I found some of the scenes somewhat disjointed but slowly realized what Ms Holmes was accomplishing with her wordsmithing The consciousness of the [...]


    • The power rolling from the fort was not obvious at first It crept across the ground like rising floodwater Cold soaked into hands and boots, halting adrenaline and rage Despite the rain, thirst crept up the throats of the soldiers, faint but persistent Those closer to the blast watched droplets of water burst from their skin to skitter across the ground Water trickled, moving even faster between the stones The deaths were gradual, like falling to sleep But even in sleep there is pain and horror [...]


    • I hate reading, butis book is amazing It came highly recommended by a dear friend, so I gave it a shot The first time I read it, I got to the last two chapters and couldn t bring myself to finish it, so I started over and read it again It has been a long, long time since I have enjoyed reading, and this book brought it all back I absolutely cannot wait for May when Lightning and Flames comes out I may even read Travelers just because I enjoy her writing so much I really loved the character devel [...]


    • It s been a while since I forayed into dark fantasy, and I was a little nervous as the genre reminds me of when I was at my most annoying Still, the cover and excerpts that I had come across intrigued me and I was excited to give it a try.I immediately found the character of Alea compelling and sympathetic While she goes through great tragedy, it isn t the only focus of herself or the book, though you do see her believably dealing with the aftermath The relationships in the book are sweet and li [...]


    • Epic fantasy fans will absolutely love this first book in V.S Holmes s Reforged Quartet Every time I sat down to read, I was drawn right back into the world Holmes has created one that will thankfully carry on for three installments Alea and Arman were characters I cared about right from the start, and being able to see the story from both of their points of view, as well as a handful of other important characters, strengthened the book s epic world building The plot is multilayered and complex [...]


    • It s been a while since I ve read a fantasy book that really engaged me You know that gaping hole you re left with after you finish something like Harry Potter Well, this came remarkably close to filling it surpassing my expectations, even I really enjoyed the development of Holmes characters, and love how she gradually lead up to the painstaking climax I found myself wanting to flip through the pages to find out what was going to happen, because she s constantly leaving the reader Easter eggs t [...]



    • The writing style, characterization, and world building of this first installment of the Reforged Series was a surprisingly refreshing change from the humdrum attempts at Epic Fantasy we see a lot of out there The very first page hooked me with the simple yet elegant narrative, which I haven t seen from a new author in quite some time The characters dilemmas were revealed in perfect timing yet kept me wanting , and Holmes didn t disappoint with dropping tidbits of emotion, character growth, and [...]



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