Cry of the Elemental


Fiction - Fantasy - General
559 Pages
Reviewed on 09/19/2015
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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Cry of the Elemental by Nicole Trewartha is a fiction fantasy novel. The Twelve Territories are suffering from drought, a drought that is stripping everything. Empress Verrilly is forced to try to fight for the survival of her people, but she can do nothing to help them. Lord Olkar persuades her that she must give in to the superstitions that her people hold and fight to rid the land of those who are to blame for the drought – the Eterna race. The more they are hunted, the worse the drought gets until Verrilly has the suspicion that Lord Olkar may be hiding a secret so terrible, so dangerous to her and her people, more dangerous than the Eterna race. The Eterna are nearing extinction and must run, led by Ciaragh. She cannot succeed and is the last Eterna left standing. Alone, Ciaragh is not aware of the powers that she has let loose on the world, powers that come from a magic that is ancient, powers that could save The Twelve Territories and bring back the souls of her own people. Ciaragh must discover this power but first, she must stay alive long enough to do so. The two women face each other, both born rulers and both struggling to keep their people alive.

Cry of the Elemental by Nicole Trewartha is a very strong novel. The start of the book was enough to hold me to the entire story, a strong beginning that just got better as the story unravelled. This was a page-turner that I couldn’t put down, one that gripped all the way through. There is more to this story than meets the eye though. As well as being a fantasy novel, there are undercurrents of real life there, stories of the destruction of the world as we know it. This is one of the best debut novels I have ever read, very well written, and with excellent character development. The story evolves naturally and in a powerful way, culminating in an ending that was as strong as the start. Excellent book; I will be looking for other books by Nicole Trewartha, who is definitely an author well worth watching.