Fraction of Stone by Kelley LynnSeries: The Fraction Series, #1
Publication: March 21st 2013
by Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy
Synopsis:There is only one among the Tarmack nation with the ability to wield magic, eighteen-year-old Rydan Gale. He lives like a prince, cherished for his talent to bend the fabric of the universe to his will. In the war against the Liasam, he is their ultimate weapon.
The Liasam have a source of magic as well, but Akara’s mastery of her power is rudimentary at best. With a brilliant display of fire-rain Rydan’s side wins the war, giving the Tarmack sole control over dwindling resources due to the natural disasters ripping apart the earth.
When Akara is sentenced to death, Rydan questions the motive, and discovers the leaders of the newly unified nation fear magic above all else. With war a memory, his skills no longer needed, Rydan suspects he is next. Throwing away every comfort, he pulls Akara from the flames of her execution and their lives as fugitives begin.
Both have a tattoo on the back of their neck, the mark of an extinguished tribe. They discover the natural disasters plaguing the world are due to the tribe’s demise and only Rydan and Akara can save the crumbling world.
But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures and determined men hunting them.
It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving.
Come graduation, not only did Kelley have a diploma and, thankfully, a wonderful job, but she had a new obsession as well. Amidst the order and exactness that came with the nine to five, Kelley found a way to create; to determine the rules of a world and take her characters to the limits of what was possible. Perhaps she has a slight control complex.
The first in the series, Fraction of Stone, was born on an airplane and took ten days to write. It probes the question, should the world be saved if there’s no one in it worth saving?
When briefly managing to quiet the voices, Kelley participates in softball, soccer and volleyball. (You probably don’t want her on your volleyball team. Unless you want to laugh.) She lives with her sister and her dog who can attest to the chair that has Kelley’s butt print permanently pressed into it. Depending on the weekend, you might be able to hear Kelley sing for an area classic rock band.
Kelley Lynn is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.
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Review:What started with a war and ended with one of the main characters saving the world turned out to be the kind of story i wanted to read.
This book wasn't too complicated-that if i don't count how the main characters met and what made them run for their life.
Rydan and Akara were the last people with magic.The only ones who could do things the other people only imagined.But how they met wasn't exactly the best way.
Rydan's life was almost perfect,meanwhile Akara spent her entire life like a slave.All she ever wanted was the pain to stop.All he ever wanted was to be a hero.The question is : What is more important to be a hero or to be free?
Between trying to save Rydan's life and figure out how to save the world, Akara was struggling to understand why she was given away like that when she was a child.
I admit that i wasn't sure if i will like this book.Yes,i liked the characters and i loved the subject.It is wrong to say that i hoped that Akara would finally stop thinking about death and start thinking about what could happen between her and Rydan?Not.
In my opinion this was a good book.The characters were amazing.Rydan was charming and he knew how to act when things were complicated.And Akara..it was a little strange how she reacted sometimes,but the rest -besides her desire to die- was pretty good.
In the next book i hope to read more about the Namaqua people,even if Akara,Jesibel,Rydan,Tristan and Phemedes are the last ones.
The whole thing with The Gia Stone was really what i liked the most.It was really interesting and unique.One way to end the world,right?But it didn't happen.
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