Title: The Elements of the Crown
Series: The Elements of Kamdaria #1
Author’s Name: Kay L. Moody
Publisher: Marten Press
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 450 Pages
Author or Book Website: Kay L Moody – YA Fantasy Books with Strong Female Leads
Link to Amazon purchase page: Amazon.com: The Elements of the Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria): Moody, Kay L: Books
Link to Goodreads: The Elements of the Crown by Kay L. Moody | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Talise has a gift that could save her life.
In an empire divided into three rings, seventeen-year-old Talise is from the outer ring. This dangerous and crime-laden land has one constant… death.
Her only chance for escape is to become Master Shaper—an honored position in the palace court and military. Each year, the emperor chooses one student to receive the title.
After ten years of training at an elite academy, Talise clearly has a gift for manipulating the elements of water, air, earth, and fire. But Aaden, a handsome student from the privileged inner ring, is poised to steal the title away from her.
When they come before the emperor, he is impressed with the great skill both Talise and Aaden possess. He presents them with a set of trials, and she knows this is the chance she needs to prove herself. As long as Aaden doesn’t ruin everything.
But secrets hide in every corner of the palace, masking a conflict far more dangerous than her previous home in the outer ring. Now, she must play along with the emperor’s lies and games, or else she will lose her life to an enemy she never expected.
This book includes novellas 1-4 of The Elements of Kamdaria:
Ice Crown, Wind Crown, Dust Crown, and Flame Crown.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This book combines the first 4 novellas. I like the competition that happens between Talise and Aaden. Since Talise come from the outer ring where the poor live. Aaden comes from the inner ring of privileged. Their are trials they are presented with to earn a title that is given by the emperor to a student from the academy. It is a fun series so far.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars