Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Had it not been a busy couple of weeks, I would have torn through this book even quicker; however, as my friend Bradley Lloyd--Shadow Fray--likes to say, it also serves well as a slow burn novel. Either way, this book will keep you interested.

The world that Legrand creates brings you in almost immediately; it is plausible yet complicated, and fantasy fans will welcome its originality--the transcendentalist in me is especially hooked on the concept of the Empirium. However, if you are like me, and just like a good book--any good book--then you will be pleased with its accessibility. You can geek out on this book as much or as little as you want.

I'm a sucker for strong female characters, and Furyborn introduces two beautifully crafted female protagonists told mostly in a parallel format that links up at the end, which showcases Legrand's storytelling mastery. Rielle and Eliana are powerful in their own right, immensely brave, yet flawed enough to show the struggle of owning and releasing personal power--all nicely wrapped in a tight and intricate fantasy plot with supporting characters that you will love as much as Rielle and Eliana do. 

This is my first read by the author, but I'm definitely going to be checking out her other books. Can't find the release date of Book 2 yet, but I'll update if I hear anything--rumors included.