Breath of Dust & Dawn

Earthsinger Chronicles #1.5

L. Penelope

fiction fantasy
adventurous fast-paced

missing page info | first published 2019

This novella begins after the events of Song of Blood & Stone—it’s both an extended epilogue AND a prequel, so it’s advisable to read that novel first.

For Jasminda ul-Sarifor, the war may be over but her conflict is not. New, overwhelming duties leave her caught between two worlds but belonging to neither. She turns once more to Jack, hoping the bond that got them through the first battle is strong enough to weather a new storm.

For Jack, Jasminda’s struggles hit close to home. To help her find her way, he entrusts her with a tale from his past where, after another war, a young Jack Alliaseen must also adjust to new responsibilities. But his take a lethal turn when prisoners of war start showing up dead on his watch. With the aid of a mysterious young man destined to change his life forever, Jack must save the lives of those under his protection before it's too late.

As his story unfolds, will Jack’s memories help Jasminda conquer her present trials?

What the community thinks

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Moods

adventurous 100%
mysterious 100%
emotional 66%
funny 66%
challenging 33%
tense 33%

Pace

fast 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | N/A: 33%

Average rating

4.33