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[Review] Fragile Chaos – Amber R. Duell [Audio Tour]

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A lady pirate in a duck robe.

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Welcome to the Ginger Mom’s stop on the Fragile Chaos audiobook tour, hosted by the lovely Jess @ Audiobookworm Tours. And, if you want to see another opinion, stop by SERIESous Book Reviews today for their review of Fragile Chaos. (Oh, and btw, this talented blogger reviews entire series without any spoilers – even if you’re not looking for another Fragile Chaos review, check out her blog anyway!)

51Y4nhGVNAL.jpgFragile Chaos
by Amber R. Duell
Narrated by Bradley Pittman & Jamie Lee-Lewis
Length: 8 hours 10 minutes
Publisher: RadiantTeen Publishing
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Format Read: Audiobook
Source: Author for Review
Buy: Amazon | Audible
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Story: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
Narration: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2

A god of war seeking retribution. An unwilling sacrificial bride. Betrayal that could destroy them both.

Every fiber of my being is woven from the rage of mortals.

Theodric, the young God of War, has a talent for inciting conflict and bloodshed. After being stripped of his powers by his older brother, King of Gods, he sets out to instigate a mortal war to prove himself worthy of being restored to power.

I loved Kisk once; it was my home . . . But that was before. This is now.

Sixteen-year-old Cassia, like many in the modern era, believes gods and goddesses to be just a myth. Enemy to her country and an orphan of the war, she has no time for fairy tales. That’s until religious zealots from Theo’s sect offer her up as a sacrifice.

Can Cassia and Theo end the mortal war and return balance to the earth and heavens? Or, will their game of fate lead down a path of destruction, betrayal, and romance neither of them saw coming?

Megan's reviewThis book was such a refreshing take on mythology, introducing an entire new set of gods and goddesses. And don’t even get me started on Ebris, King of the Gods. He is like Zeus but oh wow does he have an ego! It certainly fit his character but there were times (quite a few, actually) that I wanted to smack him.

I loved Cassia’s character. Even though she is sacrificed to Theodric, God of War, she isn’t a weak character. Cassia has some serious spunk.

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And I loved her internal monologue. That, and the clashing / sexual attraction between her and Theo. I read the synopsis when I signed up for the tour but by the time the book came to me, I had forgotten what it was really about. So imagine my surprise when the zealots sacrifice her right away at the beginning and the entire book revolves around her and Theo in his realm.

Surprised? Yes. Disappointed? Absolutely not. This book was intense. And Theodric?

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I can’t help it. I hear God of War and, thanks to the techy / gamer hubs, this is what I thought of. Brooding, kick-butt Kratos. Although, Theodric has a romantic side (much as he tries to deny it throughout the book).

Goran (Theo’s right hand man) and Astra (Theo’s sister / Goddess of Love) come in tied for my favorite minor character. I loved Goran’s easy acceptance of Cassia and how he treated her kindly right away. When things went all haywire, he was also the one who gave her a chance to tell her side of the story. And Astra . . . she’s a little much to handle at first but her personality definitely grew on me. And, though she gets a bad rap later on, I think her heart was definitely in the right place. She, like Goran, sees Cassia as more than just a sacrifice, but as a person. I really enjoyed both of them.

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Thank you to Audiobookworm Tours and Amber R. Duell for the complementary copy of the audiobook 🙂 It was so good I bought the Kindle copy to go with it and then picked up The Last Goodbye (Leander’s story) for free on Amazon! Don’t forget to go enter the GIVEAWAY that goes with this tour, either!

That’s all for today 🙂
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