Memories of Ash
by Intisar Khanani
(The Sunbolt Chronicles #2)
Publication date: May 30th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
About the Book:
In the year since she cast her sunbolt, Hitomi has recovered only a handful of memories. But the truths of the past have a tendency to come calling, and an isolated mountain fastness can offer only so much shelter. When the High Council of Mages summons Brigit Stormwind to stand trial for treason, Hitomi knows her mentor won’t return—not with Arch Mage Blackflame behind the charges.
Armed only with her magic and her wits, Hitomi vows to free her mentor from unjust imprisonment. She must traverse spell-cursed lands and barren deserts, facing powerful ancient enchantments and navigating bitter enmities, as she races to reach the High Council. There, she reunites with old friends, planning a rescue equal parts magic and trickery.
If she succeeds, Hitomi will be hunted the rest of her life. If she fails, she’ll face the ultimate punishment: enslavement to the High Council, her magic slowly drained until she dies.
Well damn! Thanks Intisar for making me an emotional mess! LOL Don’t get me wrong I loved every second of this book. Any book where the women is the heroine is an A+ in my book! The Memories of Ash takes place one year after Sunbolt left off. I’m just happy that I got to read them back to back because the wait would have killed me! Even the Sunbolt didn’t leave me with a cliffhanger to where I was screaming inside confused and such but the fact that her writing is so enticing, empowering and overwhelming that I was so happy that I didn’t have to wait to see what she came up with for the second book.
Hitomi is one of the strongest girls I have ever read and the will and love she has for everyone she loves and/or cares about is so intense and honorable. The strength she has to fight for what she wants/needs is amazing. There is so much magic in this world that it sucks you in a way you won’t want to get out.
If you haven’t read these books then I recommend that you do that ASAP.
Who doesn’t love a little magic?
Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. She has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. Until recently, Intisar wrote grants and developed projects to address community health with the Cincinnati Health Department, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy. Intisar’s current projects include a companion trilogy to Thorn, featuring the heroine introduced in her free short story The Bone Knife, and The Sunbolt Chronicles.