MUSINGS OF A STORY MERCHANT

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Book Addiction Reviews Aries Fire by Story Merchant Client Elaine Edelson


Available at Barnes & Noble
 
SOURCE: Received for an honest review from the author.
 

Overview(from author’s website)

The Roman Empire. 415 AD. Renowned scholar Hypatia of Alexandria is brutally murdered. Why? And by whom?

Hypatia’s death leaves her 17 year old bastard daughter, Seira, fleeing for her life…herself a target for extermination. Alone and homeless, Seira is thrust into a life of struggle and survival amidst the rise of the Catholic Papacy and the savage Roman battles with the Huns.

So begins Aries Fire, an epic historical fiction spanning three continents and two decades during the surgent Roman Christian campaign to swallow the Eastern and Western European territories.
During her seafaring escape from Egypt to Ashkelon, the sea captain and protector Alexander falls in love with the young Seira. But once in Ashkelon, the rabbinical scholar Isaac and wise ‘seer’ Kiki take Seira under their tutelage, conceal her identity for her safety, and immerse her in medical studies and mysticism.

The fates relentlessly test Seira’s mettle as she searches for her mother’s murderer and her father’s identity.

In Spain, Seira is found out and becomes the target of a Hun political kidnapping gone awry. She saves the life of the great Khan, Attila, who befriends her.  Attila–seeing the rage consume Seira and her bitterness with the world and her fate–channels her anger and shapes Seira into a commanding warrior and strategist. Attila is enraptured by Seira as he discovers what a strong, independent, and willful woman she truly is.

Seira is now torn between Alexander and Attila, lovers who vie for her affection and attention. Two great men, one powerful woman.

Her epic journey across Europe and the Middle East throws Seira onto a never ending precipice of conspiracy, war, passion, mysticism, initiation, and self discovery. What Seira ultimately discovers could cost her her life. It’s a secret that can destroy an empire and change the tides of history.

BOOK TRAILER FOR ARIES FIRE AT: http://youtu.be/2_WduawzEHM




My THOUGHTS

ARIES FIRE by Elaine Edelson is an exciting historical fiction set in 415 AD Roman Empire. This is an action packed,fast paced non-stop adventure with intrigue,suspense,romance,and tragedy. 

The Empire Roman may be at risk and they will do whatever and harm whoever gets in their way.The Catholic Papacy,Romans savage battle with the Huns,a kidnapping,rape,brutal battles,the need for survival and the struggle to survive,the heroine,Seira has her life laid out before her. While, Seira,is torn between two men Attila,the Hun, and Alexander,the Sea Captain,she is determined to find the truth of her mother’s tragic death and who her father is,why he is determined to be rid of her and her mother. A fascinating look into the world of the early Romans,the Huns,the Catholic church,and Christianity in the early years. 

A must read! This author has gathered a wealth of information,with characters who not only capture your heart but who will also have you turning pages as you go with these characters on their flight for survival during the turbulent years of the Roman Empire. An epic journey of sacrifice,love,and war as Seira travels across Europe and the Middle East with a secret that could very well turn the tides of history. I enjoyed “Aries Fire”from the first page to the last page. Received for an honest review from the author. Details can be found at the author’s website,Merchant,and My Book Addiction and More.

RATING: 4
HEAT RATING: Mild
REVIEWED BY: AprilR

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