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REVIEW: Fyre (Chronicles of Warshard #0.5) by Katherine Bogle

Fyre by Katherine Bogle
Series: Chronicles of Warshard #0.5
Published by Patchwork Press on 15th February 2017
Pages: 122
Source: *Received from the Publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Join Haven and her siblings on four unique adventures in a time when war ravaged the six kingdoms… 

HAVEN has always hated royal gatherings, and jumps at the chance to sneak away for a race through town on horseback. But when the young princess is injured, her ancestry is brought into question.

Much is expected of the heir to the Rythern throne, but when LUCIAN is forced to leave the warfront by his father, his reluctant agreement comes at a price.

The battle for Helms Keep has disastrous consequences for MARCEL. Soon he finds himself fighting both enemy forces and his own memories.

ASTRID is sent to the family summer home in the Cinder Mountains for her own safety. Only she doesn’t expect the knee-high snow and frigid temperatures. With only her guards to protect her, Astrid must dig deeper than she ever thought herself capable of in order to survive.
This was such a shame. I was so excited to read this, as I really enjoyed reading Haven's story in the first novel Haven, and was disappointed with the companion novel Savages, so I could not wait to go back into Haven's world as I was really intrigued knowing this was about her family. However, I just got so disinterested whilst reading it, and it really is such a shame.

I believe the main issue I had with this novel is the characters. The characters did not feel like they were introduced well, and so therefore it was really difficult to connect and understand them, all but Haven, but that is only because her character was so well explored in the first novel. This therefore caused the prequel to drag, and as the reader is was very difficult to feel immersed in the novel.

The plot also went very slowly. It felt very similar to previous plots and events that occurred throughout the series, and so therefore it lost its 'wow' factor, and were no longer the shocking or eventful scenes that they should have been; I felt like I just kept having deja-vu. I got half-way through, 50%, and I could no longer continue as I was just rather bored. And it feels such a shame to say, as I had such high hopes. I just could no longer continue, the plot felt the same as previously, and it no longer felt unique.

Sadly, I had to stop at 50%, and it feels like such a shame as I was so looking forward to reading Haven's families story.


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