About the Author: Rebecca K. Sampson lives in South Florida with her high school sweetheart and their son. When she's not writing about fantastical worlds and epic princesses, she helps writers juggling the 9 - 5 improve their novels and pursue their dream lives--just like she did.
She loves to journal, stare at the moon, and name inanimate objects. If you'd like to chat on social, you can find her @RebeccaKSampson on Instagram. She may ask your Hogwarts House and Myer's Briggs personality test, so be ready. If you are wondering, she is a Hufflepuff and ENFP-A.
Learn more about her podcast for writers Happy Write Now, writing worksheets and downloads, coaching programs, and future books on RebeccaKSampson.com.
Synopsis: In a world where true love is promised and dragons have gone missing, a mysterious fateless plague threatens the enclosed kingdom of Ashkadance.
When Ember is thrust into a dangerous new world, she will uncover truths tied to the plague, the death of her moms, the royal family, and more--changing everything she's ever known. Now that she has love and her secrets are revealed, will she risk all that she has gained to accept her destined fate? Or will she rebel against it?
Ember has spent her whole life running, keeping herself and her secrets isolated--just like her moms would have wanted. Ember doesn't want that anymore.
Fans of The Selection's complicated family relationships, re-writing of history, romantic courtship, rebel plots, and royal balls will enjoy uncovering the many secrets of the royal family set to oversee the kingdom of Ashkadance in Ember Dragon Daughter.
Fans that resonated with Feyre's deep need to protect, the complexity of many separated sectors with different magic rulers, and a complicated destiny that takes unexpected turns in A Court of Thorns and Roses will love the threads beginning to weave in Ember Dragon Daughter and the Fated Tales series.
Disclaimer: Rebecca gave me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Rebecca!
Immediately after finishing this book I was excited for book two. If you’re a fan of novels with twists, there were three twists/revelations that I totally didn’t see coming! The plot also did a very good job of moving quickly and the the pacing didn’t slow at all. In fact, I guarantee the last 30%-40% of this book will leave you unable to put the book down until you’ve finished it.
Rebecca did an excellent job with world-building and character development. I thought that Ember was a very fleshed out hero. She was likable and easy to relate to because of her flaws. The attention to detail also made it very easy to visualize the situations and places she was thrust into or surrounded by. To me, Ashkadance felt like a real city with its own set of rules and regulations. I also like how Rebecca explained the city’s origins.
My only issue with this novel was the love aspect of it. I understand that part of it has to do with how love works in this world, but I didn’t particularly like the love interest until we neared the end of the book. I do, however, look forward to seeing their love develop and grow more in later books.
Overall, I thought this was an excellent book for a debut author and I can’t read to more of what Rebecca writes in the future.
P.S. The acknowledgments made me cry.