In her YA debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan dives into a world with magic and sacrifice with the Elements of Five.
Five hundred years ago, the Maison Realm was shattered, divided into warring kingdoms of elemental Wielders with fate and truth shadowed and uncertain. Now, factions of both the light and dark venture into the human realm in search of the prophesied Spirit Priestess who is said to Wield the Elements of Five and bring the two fractured kingdoms together.
Lyric has no idea that there's a realm outside the human one she lives in. When fate and circumstances are pulled from her hands after an accident, and she finds out that nothing is at it seems.
There is a war surrounding her and when Lyric realizes that they are searching for her, she must rely on those she once trusted: a boy who isn't who she thought, and a new realm of warriors who have come to protect her as she trains.
For the darkness is coming, and the Queen of Obscurite wants to ensure that the King of Lumiere can't get his hands on Lyric. And the only way to ensure that is if Lyric herself is no more ... no matter the cost to prophecy.
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My interest has been piqued
I've never been into paranormal books, but I must say that this story piqued my interest. After listening to this story, I have so many questions. Only time will tell if they are all answered, but my guess is they will be as the series progresses. My most pressing question is who is Lyric's soulmate if it's not Rhodes? I'm curious to see how the different kingdoms fair. Will there be some semblance of peace, or will life continue as it has been? Hopefully book 2 will answer some of these questions.
The narrator was new for me. I have never listened to a book narrated by Bailey Carr before. I'm not sure if it is her style or if it was the audio editing, but I found it to be a little too slow for me on normal speed, so I had to increase the play speed. Once that was done, I found the narration very nice and enjoyed the sound of the narrator.
From Breath and Ruin
The audio for this was amazing. The narrator Bailey Carr did a great job with the characters and voices making it really easy to distinguish each person from the other.
The story itself was great! I can’t wait for the 2nd part. Lyric finds out she is fated to be a high priestesses from the Maison Realm meant to save the wielders. As she has spent her entire life in the human realm she doesn’t quite believe the store that Rhodes - and Air & Water wielder and prince of the Lumiere kingdom- is telling her, but she doesn’t have very many option other than to follow him into the Maison Realm to help save his sister Rosamond.