Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Review and Giveaway Elder (Firstborn #3) by Raine Thomas

Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate the Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn't making it easy.

He’s working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemies…too close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared on the human plane, a love that he no longer remembers at all.

Her life and the lives of those she loves are at risk, and she knows she has to put aside her personal problems. So far on their journey, she's endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She’s even been brought to the brink of death.

She thinks things can't get any worse.

She's wrong.

Before I post my review check out the trailer.

My thoughts

Before I even began this book I knew I would find it emotional not for the story alone but because it is the last in the series. I began the journey a while ago with Becoming the first in the daughters of saraqael series followed by Central and Foretold when Raine announced she was writing the Firstborn series a follow up to the daughters of saraqael, I was over the moon and wasn't disappointed.
I loved both Defy and Shift.  I feel like the characters have become a part of my life and I have been on this amazing journey with them so when I began Elder I was prepared to be emotional but I wasn't prepared for the barrage of other emotions that ELDER evoked.

I have been looking forward to reading CK's story for so long, CK (Clara Kate) is the eldest of the Kynzesti class of Estilorian's and the daughter of Amber and Gabriel.
CK as an inner strength few could hope for, she carries around with her the love she feels for Harry/Ini-Herit knowing he cannot remember her or the love he felt for her while he was on the earth plane where he had been trying to relearn humanity, upon his return however everything he had learned had been forgotten including CK!

I was heart broken for her but she hid her pain and continued on the journey to rescue her cousin and find the Elder scroll before Erik. there where so many great moments in this book you will get no spoilers from me but I have to say one of my favourite moments is with one of my favourite characters Sparky  Zachariah, I love him so much.

There where a few shocking moments too some had me wanting me to punch the air with glee others had me gasping for breath.

I don't want to give anything away about the end but I will say this, there were many tears. As I have said I have loved the Estilorian journey that I have been on thanks to Raine Thomas. I am said it is all over but I will look forward to reading this books over and over again and I look forward to what ever Raine as planned next, I am sure it will be another great adventure.

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Brief author bioRaine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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Raine Thomas said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review ELDER, Lisa!

lisa said...

I have enjoyed every moment of the Estilorian journey. thank you for such awesome books Raine

Grandma said...

Love the no spoiler review n givaway! Love them there Estilorians!