TBR Tuesday-A Darkness Forged in Fire

TBR Tuesday is hosted by Misty @ The Book Rat

A Darkness Forged in Fire (The Iron Elves, Book 1)A Darkness Forged in Fire by Chris Evans
We do not fear the flame, though it burns us,
We do not fear the fire, though it consumes us,
And we do not fear its light,
Though it reveals the darkness of our souls,
For therein lies our power.
-- Blood Oath of the Iron Elves
First in a stunning debut series, A Darkness Forged in Fire introduces an unforgiving world of musket and cannon...bow and arrow...magic, diplomacy, and oaths -- each wielding terrible power in an Empire teetering on the brink of war.
In this world, Konowa Swift Dragon, former commander of the Empire's elite Iron Elves, is looked upon as anything but ordinary. He's murdered a Viceroy, been court-martialed, seen his beloved regiment disbanded, and finally been banished in disgrace to the one place he despises the most -- the forest.
Now, all he wants is to be left alone with his misery...but for Konowa, nothing is ever that simple. The mysterious and alluring Visyna Tekoy, the highborn daughter of an elfkynan governor, seeks him out in the dangerous wild with a royal decree that he resume his commission as an officer in Her Majesty's Imperial Army, effective immediately.
For in the east, a falling Red Star heralds the return of a magic long vanished from the earth. Rebellion grows within the Empire as a frantic race to reach the Star unfolds. It is a chance for Konowa to redeem himself -- even if the entire affair appears doomed to be a suicide mission...
and that the soldiers recruited for the task are not at all what he expects. And worse, his key adversary in the perilous race for the Star is the dreaded Shadow Monarch -- a legendary elf-witch whose machinations for absolute domination spread deeper than Konowa could ever imagine....
I did not buy this title.  I do have books I 've purchased long ago and have yet to read, but I feel most guilty about this book.  I won it on a blog giveaway.  Heck I won the the whole trilogy.  However I just couldn't get past page five of book one. (The funny thing is I'm like the Mikey from Kix of book series.  I'll read them all...and "like" it.)  I want to get to the gist of the story line so I can post a review, but I need some encouragement from someone who's finished this.  Basically, I need some MOTIVATION!


  1. I haven't heard of this one, so unfortunately I'm not much help. However, I do find that it takes me a little longer to get into fantasy series - they seem to be slow starters - and that some of my absolute favorite books started out as some I had every intention of putting down and never picking up again...

  2. Thanks Misty. I'm going to keep my eye out for 4-5 star reviews on Goodreads and see if that helps!


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