Friday, June 1, 2012

Cleanse Fire by Anastasia V Pergakis

Complete the mission, no matter what...

Treason is only the beginning...

The past holds the key...

3 stars

Cleanse Fire is the debut novel of Anastasia V. Pergakis.  As can be expected from a first time author there are a few things that I thought could have been done better, but there is an almost unlimited amount of potential for this series and author.

The issues that I found with the book mostly revolve around the characters.  There wasn't anything wrong with them, but each member of the Kinir Elite is important and shares the spotlight which leads to a little bit of a lack with all of them.  The tragic past theme is a shared theme for several of the members and it seems a little improbable.

At the same time the characters are a true strength for this book.  Anastasia has built a personality for each of the characters and has a webpage where you can ask each of them questions.  That level of commitment really says something about where this series can go.

The story is well done and moves at a pretty good clip throughout the book.  I was interested enough to read the book in two or three sittings.  The idea of an elven elite fighting unit really worked for me.  This is a series that I will be keeping an eye on to see what Anastasia does with all of her potential.

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  1. This sounds like one for my TBR pile.

  2. Hi Scott! I've nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award!
    Keep up the great work :)

  3. It sounds like this fantasy novel has a complex history involved with the characters. :)