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Jade Fire Gold by C.L Tan


I really really enjoyed Jade Fire Gold!

From the opening chapter I was intrigued and hooked to following Ahn through her story. I loved the rich setting for the narrative and I think the characters were very well developed by the end of the book, they had a great story arc. The only drawback for me was sometimes I felt bits were rushed over when they could have been a bit more slow unfolding over time but this didn’t hinder my enjoyment. Jade Fire Gold was an incredibly easy book to read and it kept me guessing – I thought I had it all figured out but I didn’t although I did see that epilogue coming a mile off.

I’ve recommended this book to a few readers now who will hopefully love it too. It’s a fantastic fantasy book and uses some of my favourite tropes (lost siblings, forbidden magic, the one, found family) in an incredible setting. Ahn and Altan were great together, I couldn’t wait to see their development, it was the reason I read this book in a couple of sittings.

My favourite element of Jade Fire Gold was the magic, it felt very creative to me and the way it was explored through Ahn and the swords was well done and felt like it was drawn from mythology which really piqued my interest. I’d love to hear more around the inspirations for this story and of course I can’t wait to get book two!

Goodreads Rating 4 / 5 stars


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