Sara's Review: Ash (The Elemental Series #6) by Shannon Mayer
Publisher: HiJinks Ink Publishing, Ltd.
Released: August 30th 2016
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Length: 173 pages
My name is Ash, and I am an Elemental. As an Ender, it is my place to protect the royal family at all costs. Despite being the best Ender our world has ever beheld, I have failed time and again as the personal sacrifices continue to mount. Lark has been banished to the desert by her father who is blind to the manipulation he has again fallen prey to. To bring about justice, I must seek out and destroy the one who intentionally wields her powers to bring pain to my people. Cassava’s death will finally free us from the dark cloud her reign of terror has surrounded us in. This is what I believe to be true and I will seek her out with only one intended outcome. The reality, however, is much more complicated than my beliefs. When lies turn to truths, and enemies to allies, can I still find my way back to who I once was? Uncertainty makes me hesitant, but I can not give up. For justice. For Lark. No matter the sacrifice.
Four Boundless Stars
I was provided a copy of Ash in exchange for an honest review. Ash is a part of the elemental world and is a novel from Ash’s POV. This absolutely CANNOT be read as a standalone novel. I have read the entire series. I will admit, I felt like I needed to go back and refresh my knowledge. Since Ash doesn’t take place in the current timeline but picks up in the past and then brings us to the present. We get to see what he was doing while he and Lark had been separated. Shannon has a brilliant and devious mind. Just when you think you know who the good/bad guys are, there are twists and turns. It may not be, what it appears to be.
I loved that we got to see Ash’s feelings for Lark. He truly loves her and wants nothing more than to protect and help her. His loyalty and love shines through. It is one of those reasons why Lark fell in love with him.
I can’t wait to see where the story picks up next and how Shannon is going to tie all of these pieces together.