Isla's Reach


Isla's Reach by Francisca Liliana

One catastrophe is all it takes. The world of Iona has forgotten the time when dragons ruled the skies and their Viden riders controlled the wind. The Evandis War, started by the long dead Cinaed the Decayed was won, but at the extermination of every dragon and their Viden riders. Evelyn, the last Viden, has been in hiding for her entire life, but no more. Once she bonds with Oretem, the last dragon, her purpose quickly turns from being the shield for those she loves, to the blade that fights to survive. A Reticent assassin haunts her steps, one who has his own demons to battle. They both seek a single person--Meric, a bounty hunter Venandi, who the assassin endeavors to destroy and the Viden hopes to save. These three lives intertwine in ways that leave them questioning everything they've ever known. The roots of Isla's Reach burrow deep to carry the world, and it won't be long until they've broken entirely.

AdultFantasy/DarkFantasyFantasy/Epic and HighFantasy/Sword and Sorcery

Content Warning: Note of caution: Isla's Reach contains graphic violence, grief, trauma, violence against children, and alcoholism.

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Rribar avatar Rribar

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: Not for little kids but teenagers and above ok

Talk about an epic tale that you can get lost in and immerse yourselves so fully you lose track of time! It is descriptively vivid that you’re able to imagin it with your minds eyes as if reality! Very complex book and not for the beginner or casual reader, this takes heart/gut!!

CJDaley avatar CJDaley author

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

The author is possibly best known as WitchKingReads for great reviews, and I was so excited when I saw she was writing! This is book 1 of The Breaths and Depths and there’s definitely more to come. Not sure how they can top this cover though!

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