Published by Orbit on September 6, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction
Format: E-Arc, Paperback
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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There's nothing special about Ben Garston. He's just a guy with an attitude in a beat-up leather jacket, drowning his sorrows in a downtown bar. Or so he'd have you believe.
What Ben Garston can't let you know is that he was once known as Red Ben. That the world of myth and legend isn't just a fantasy, as we've been led to believe. And he certainly can't let you know the secret of what's hiding just beneath his skin...
But not even Ben knows what kind of hell is about to break loose. A centuries-old rivalry has just resurfaced, and the delicate balance between his world and ours is about to be shattered.
Behind every myth, there's a spark of truth...
I was initially drawn to Chasing Embers because of the little sticker that states ‘may contain traces of dragon’. I am therefore super happy to report there is more than just a trace.
What I loved how the history of the myth and the magical was woven into history, such as the real reason for the Magna Carta. To be honest what was a little bit scary was the fact that this change in history made logical sense. It made me feel that there was a real history and development into how magic currently exists in the modern world.
Chasing Embers at times did feel a little heavy and slow. Because despite the varied ways, lots of information was dumped on the reader with no real breathing space to process. (hopefully this issue will be resolved in the next book!)
I cannot wait for the next book in the series. Mainly because I cannot see what the next adventure is or what will happen. And I am a little bit excited for all the blood and wild adventures.