First, Become Ashes by K.M. Szpara

First, Become Ashes

K.M. Szpara

304 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ adventurous medium-paced

Description

The Fellowship raised Lark to kill monsters. His partner betrayed them to the Feds. But Lark knows his magic is real, and he’ll do anything to complete his quest. Lark spent the first twenty-four years, nine months, and three days of his life...

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Community Reviews Summary of 217 reviews

Moods

dark 85%
adventurous 63%
emotional 55%
tense 47%
challenging 44%
reflective 20%
hopeful 19%
mysterious 17%
sad 11%
inspiring 4%
funny 3%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 33%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 51% | A mix: 41% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 13%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 37% | No: 21% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 8% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.25

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