Series: La Sylphide
Series Number: #1
Author: K. Gorman
Publication Date: August 7, 2015
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb From Goodreads:
It’s been six weeks since Allish Statia, former prima ballerina at the Mersetzdeitz Ballet, broke her leg during the last performance of La Sylphide. In that time, she has healed (mostly), relaxed (a lot), and taken advantage of her husband’s willingness to order take-out on most weeknights.
Then someone broke into her apartment and pointed a gun at her.
Using the wind elemental powers few knew she had, she is able to subdue the man. But he is only part of something much bigger—and much more dangerous.
This was a very gripping story, I didn’t want to put it down. The world that I became immersed in was so fascinating. It reminded me of Seattle or Gotham City, always overcast, dark, and almost constantly raining. And some of the names were so different yet not outlandish, like Allish and Ivern, so close to Alice and Ivan yet not. I liked it, made it seem more likely that they were from different worlds but not too unrealistic. Mages fleeing from their home to this one end up causing the dormant magic to manifest in a few of the locals, Allish being one of them. She is what they call an elemental, she can control air but can’t do any spells like the mages. This protects her at first, but isn’t enough to take on the new threat seeking revenge on the Mages for leaving her behind.
I did find it odd that with the different things that the mages could do that they couldn’t just heal her leg. But then there wasn’t really much explained about what the mages can and can’t do other than teleport and use the elements like elemental. I do hope more gets revealed as the series continues. I look forward to reading it!
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