Review – Fire Storm by Kay L. Moody

**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.**

Title Fire Storm (The Elements of Kamdaria 12)

Author Kay L. Moody

Release Date November 18, 2020

Description from Amazon

The final battle has begun.

Her army is under attack, Talise barely has the strength to stand.

To win the war, she and her army must imprison the emperor and take his crown.

But with no healer available, the goal looks more impossible by the hour. The emperor’s army is strong and desperate to squash the rebellion. When Talise gets separated from her friends, things only become more dire. For the first time, she has to accept that she might not survive.

But if Talise dies, Kamdaria will be lost forever.

Initial Thoughts

This series finale was bittersweet. While I was super excited to read the final installment, I was also sad to say goodbye to these characters. I’ve grown to love them over the course of eleven previous novellas.

Some Things I Liked

  • Focus on Talise and Aedan. I loved that they were the focal characters here. I missed Aedan in several of the installments in the middle of the series and I’m so glad he was in so much of this one.
  • The romance. Again, I love that this was solidified. My favorite ships sailed and that just made me so happy.
  • Everything doesn’t wrap up neatly. There are so many emotions in this book. It’s not strictly an HEA ending and I loved that it felt real. Nothing was easy about this journey, especially the ending.

Series Value

Rebuilding Kamdaria is going to be quite an undertaking and I’d love to see a sequel set in a few years. There are so many characters that I’d love to learn more about and I’d love to see this world expanded upon.

Final Thoughts

I’m so glad I stumbled upon this series on Amazon last August. It grew to become one of my most anticipated releases for the last year and a half. I’m definitely going to keep reading Kay L. Moody’s books. Fingers crossed that she keeps this series going in some way!


Recommendations for Further Reading

  • Air Awakens by Elise Kova – if you enjoyed the element magic aspects but are looking for something with slightly older characters and a bit more political intrigue, try this series.
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – if you enjoyed the competition component, the class and economic issues, and the moral grey-ness in the conflicts, try this series by Suzanne Collins.

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