Part 1 of A Rebel's Crucible
Redemption chases those who dare to forge a new path.
Damien deserted the Helgathian military with little hope for survival, hiding under the guise of Bastian. Hired as a sellsword by Rae, a gorgeous thief, he naively fails to realize she plans to collect the bounty on his head. After an ancient power chooses him as the next Rahn’ka, the side effects force him to rely on Rae’s help or risk losing his sanity.
Reeling from a loss, Rae abandoned her position within the notorious criminal guild, the Ashen Hawks, to seek solace in a quiet town. Unexpectedly interrupted by an easy mark, she dares getting to know Bastian before claiming her prize. Despite his lies, her trust in him grows, eliciting a war between her priorities.
As their fates entwine, Damien and Rae overcome trials of the Art and haunted pasts. Rae’s choice regarding Damien’s fate could grant Pantracia’s most tyrannical country the power of the Rahn’ka, if madness doesn’t claim him first.
Ashes of the Rahn’ka is Part 1 of A Rebel’s Crucible and Book 4 in the Pantracia Chronicles.
"This is a beautiful story with characters that I fell in love with. Bastian is a sophisticated character and the authors do a wonderful job in exploring his military background, his physical strength, and his psychological state. The reader encounters a fugitive who is supposed to worry about his survival, but who receives great responsibility instead. Rae is another gorgeous character that readers will want to follow. She once belonged to a gang of robbers, but her connection with Bastian leads her to a new purpose. The worldbuilding is wonderfully achieved, and I enjoyed the rough uncultivated landscapes that come alive in the story with dangerous animals and enemies. Ashes of the Rahn'ka has a setting that comes alive in the writing. It is written in strong prose and in a voice that is absorbing and confident. While it is an entry in a series, it can be read as a standalone story; it’s a page-turner."
- Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite ★★★★★
"Author team Amanda Muratoff and Kayla Mansur continue their superb epic fantasy chronicles with a new adventure that can be enjoyed without any prior knowledge of the world but will also deeply enhance it for those who are returning readers. One of the things that I really enjoyed about this work was the effort that has gone into shaping Damien’s psychological narrative, blending emotive realism into the fantasy concepts to give us a truly tormented hero whom we can easily fall in love with. Adding the street smart and fierce Rae into the mix makes a perfect juxtaposition of energies, and their passion and emotion keep readers on their toes from cover to cover through a well-plotted adventure. Overall, I would certainly recommend Ashes of the Rahn'ka to fans of immersive and accomplished fantasy fiction."
- K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite ★★★★★
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