Title: The Beginning of Everything
Series: The Rising #1
Author: Kristen Ashley
Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land.
This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake….
Omg I was so excited to dive in! More Fantasyland from the Queen KA!
This first book seemed to be setting the scene. The characters (there were a lot!), the history, the prophecy, the lands and the drama!
So here we have simultaneous love stories, well not love yet….but couples together with a purpose.
I must admit that Elena was my utter fave. A witch, totally talented, a warrior but totally femine and compassionate. Her mentors taught her well and this really resonated with me: ‘And she’d taught me much, including the fact that we had two eyes, two ears and only one mouth for a reason. Watch. Listen. And then make your decisions or carry forth your acts.’
And that ending. And a bargain that I don’t have to wait long until the next book….the Beast is almost here……