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Blog Tour: Odriel’s Heirs Book Review

Odriel's Heirs (Odriel's Heirs, #1)

Odriel’s Heirs

Author: Harley Reese Chow

Pages: 178 pages

Genre: YA Fantasy

Published: March 2020 – Self Published

Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis:

The brave, burning with fire, harnessed the Dragon’s Rage….

As the Dragon Heir, seventeen-year-old Kaia inherited the power of flame to protect her homeland from a godlike necromancer’s undead army. But after centuries of peace, the necromancer has faded to myth, and the Dragon Heir is feared by the people. Persecuted and cast out, Kaia struggles to embrace and control her seemingly useless gift while confined to her family’s farm.

But when the necromancer’s undead terrorize the land once again, Kaia runs away to join the battle.

With the help of her childhood rival, the handsome Shadow Heir, and a snarky, cursed cat, Kaia must figure out how to control both her fire and her confidence in time to save Okarria. If she fails, she will sacrifice her family, her new friends, and the enchanting world she has only just begun to see.

And time is running out.

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Author Info

Hayley Reese Chow is the author of Odriel’s Heirs, the 2020 winner of the Florida Author Project. She also has short and flash fiction featured in Lite Lit One, The Drabble, Bewildering Stories, Teleport Magazine, and Rogue Blades Entertainment’s anthology, As You Wish.

Until recently though, she’s mostly done a lot of things that have nothing at all to do with writing. Her hat collection includes mother, wife, engineer, USAF veteran, reservist, four-time All American fencer, 100 mile ultramarathoner, triathlete, world traveler, book inhaler, and super nerd.

Hayley currently lives in Florida with two small wild boys, her long-suffering husband, and her miniature ragehound. But at night, when the house is still, she writes.

To find Hayley’s other stories and see what she’s working on next, check out hayleyreesechow.com. You can also find her on Twitter or Instagram @HayleyReeseChow.

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I received this book to read and review as part of the 2021 BBNYA competition and the BBNYA tours organised by the TWR Tour team. All opinions are my own, unbiased and honest.

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My Review

I read this back in December as a panelist for BBNYA so I’m happy it was a finalist as I really enjoyed it!

Kaia is a dragon heir, she has inherited the power of the flame which allows her to protect her homeland from the evil necromancer. The only issue is the necromance is no longer about and many believe he is just a myth. The people of Kaia’s hometown fear her and her power, partially because Kaia often struggles to control her power. She is mainly confined to her family farm, and has a typical sibling relationship with her brother.

‘Firefly, I couldn’t care less if you’ve never written a letter in your life. You’re enough as you are.’

When the necromancer’s undead begin to terrorize the land again, and her father still hasn’t returned from his trip, kaia runs away to join the fight. Face to face with her childhood rival, Kaia must learn to control her fire and learn to work with the Shadow Heir, Klaus. Klaus was such an interesting character, and I think he was my favourite! There were some flashbacks, which showed the nature of Kaia’s and Klaus’ relationship, and it showed how far they had come. It is ver clear that Klaus cares for Kaia quite a lot, but she appears oblivious to this. I loved the slow burn of their relationship, and think it was a perfect addition to the chaos surrounding them!

‘When I remember her light, living without her in this darkness becomes unbearable.’

I loved the inclusion of Shadmundar, the grumpy cat, who accompanied Kaia and Klaus on their journey. He gave the main characters advice when they needed it, and added a bit of humour to the plot. Kaia and her ragehound, Gus, were a great addition to the story also. They were both incredibly loyal to each other and Gus was extremely protective.

This is a fast-paced book that packs a lot in, but I don’t think this is an issue. The magic and creatures were so interesting, and I could easily picture them whilst reading. This was a fun fantasy read, with the addition of a rivals-to-lovers romance!

Keep reading,

Georgia x

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