Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Ferryman & The Flame Blog tour: #Giveaway

Surrender (The Ferryman and the Flame #1)
by Rhiannon Paille
Published October 2nd 2012

How far would you go to save everything you ever loved? Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.(less)


Lantern & Poison (The Ferryman and the Flame #1.5)
by Rhiannon Paille
Published December 11th 2012

This is SURRENDER from the villain's POV. Hadwen is no more. The Daed have no choice but to travel to Avrigost to awaken Crestaos. They're thrown into a whirlwind quest for the Flames, not knowing how ruthless and sadistic Crestaos can be. Meet Isadora The Iolite Flame, Lotesse The Emerald Flame, Cossisea The Ruby Flame, Shezeel The Quartz Flame and Tiki The Carnelian Flame in this novella that dives deeper into Kaliel and Krishani's nightmare.(less)


Justice (The Ferryman and the Flame #2)
by Rhiannon Paille
Published January 22nd 2013

How far would you go to destroy yourself? Krishani always knew he would have to go to the Lands of Men, but he never thought it would be like this. Enemies everywhere, an ancestor he can't respect, elders he can't trust, a curse he can't stop and friends he can't help but hate. Desperate to end the pain, he sets out on a quest to find the other Flames and face the enemy that took everything from him.(less) 


Blood & Gold (The Ferryman and the Flame #2.5)
by Rhiannon Paille
Publication date:  June 2013

This is JUSTICE from the villain's POV. The Daed are pawns to one of the most powerful members of the Valtanyana. Crestaos is insane, his hunger for the Flames insatiable. The closer the Daed get to achieving his goal, the more expendable they become.


Rhiannon Paille Rhi was never a normal girl. Her life was an urban fantasy wrapped in a paranormal romance and served with a side of horror. To escape her everyday weirdness she began writing fantasy. She studied at U of Sedona and MIMT, obtaining a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. She's married to a chef/comic book shop owner and has a fondness for architecture. She frequents twitter and facebook, but if you really want to get to know her you should visit her site

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My Review of Surrender: The Ferryman & The Flame

I was really touched by this sad and sweet story. The emotions that play out over time from when Kaliel is 14 and Krishani I believe was 15 or 16 and on, they first met at those ages, but their budding love really didn’t hit until later and grew. It was a forbidden love I would call it. I did have some confusion on what the term “to Marry the Land” meant, but guessing since this is a fantasy with the elves, that they would be like monks and nuns to the land? I am not sure, it’s the best way I was able to think of it.  What is sad, is that they are told what their destiny is, they have no choices at all in their own life, and that is so sad. It turns out both of them had a bit different future in store for them.

This book is written very well, and really pulls you into this fantasy world. But it’s not so farfetched that you do not believe it, it really is brought to life for you.
Here is a very sweet reunion for them, they are a bit older here:

“I made a bolt of lightning strike down a three thousand-year-old-tree in Amersil, because in the middle of a meditation I thought about your green eyes.” A sheepish smile crept onto his face. Her eyes widened. “Three thousand years?”“All because of your green eyes.” He pressed his lips against hers. He leaned back and she followed his lips, straddling him, pressing her hips into his groin, bracing herself on his shoulders. “All I want is this, this and nothing else. Ever.”Krishani grunted in agreement as her mouth came down on his.

As you can see by that sweet scene, they deeply care for one another, and it only grows from there.  I do not want to say much on what is expected of them, or what they do, so not to spoil anything.

I think some of the abilities that Kaliel have are pretty cool, she can “talk” to the trees and animals, as well as sortof communicate with the mermaids that are supposed to be dangerous. She is always running off to swim in the pond or lake, when it’s forbidden to do so.  Krishani also seems to be really powerful, but is unable to control his powers. He loosed control when he tries to control the elements like he should, destroying whole areas of trees that are old. He seems to have the best control if he is near Kaliel.

It’s an amazing fantasy book, and highly recomend anyone who likes the paranormal/fantasy type books. It’s truly captivating. You really need to read this. I can’t wait for book 2.

5 out of 5 stars.

 I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review from the author.


My Justice Review

I was so saddened with this book, its just heartbreaking what Krishani goes through. You really need to read book one, Surrender to really grasp this one, and that was such a forbidden love story.

This book is Krishani’s story, and of his loss. Instead of reading from a female who needs the guy she loves, this is a guy wanting his. He is forced into things he does not want to. But if he does not embrace his destiny, he can become much worse than a Ferryman.

This book is written so well, your heart aches for Krishani.  You will find yourself rooting for him, even though he really doesn’t have a chance to get anything he wants.

I do not want to give away any spoilers, so am keeping this short. Just want to say, I was touched again by this deep emotional story. I loved Surrender, and love this one too.

I will say there is a very clever twist at the end that will make you want to get your hands on book three now!

I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys fantasy books, and doesn’t mind your heart strings to be tugged.

5 out of 5 stars.


I did read some of the 2 novella's, but I skipped to read the main book, Justice, and will say, its a lot harder for me to read anything from the villains point of view. I will try to go ahead and finish those and get complete reviews of them up when I can. I just wanted to say upfront, that for me personally, I just don't like to get into the head of the villains  I know many people do, and that's fine, lol, it's just not me.

What I did read was enough to know that they are written well, just like Surrender and Justice are.

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