Games of Fate by Kris Austen Radcliffe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of Games of Fate by Kris Austen Radcliffe
(Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon #1)
Rated 18+ (sensual content, violence, language)
It is not a pretty world in which Rysa finds herself. Misplacing her meds for ADHD, cramming to get acceptance to graduate school, dealing with others is nothing compared to the chaos in the external world—fires, explosions, deaths—and the chaos internally. Rysa may not have taken stock of it, but she’s a Fate—and one about to activate. So she’s attracted attention from the Ghouls—Fire-users—and from a dragon and its companion Ladon. If she’s not very fortunate and very careful, soon she won’t have to worry about her meds, and the world around her will go to Hades in a heartbeat.
“Games of Fate” is so fast-paced that it almost literally kept me breathless. Even the beginning scene moved like a bullet train, and I didn’t have time to inhale before Rysa was thrust into the midst of the Fire Ghouls, simultaneously activating as a Fate, and discovering Ladon & Dragon. Don’t start this novel unless you have plenty of time set aside to stick to it, because you will not be able to push it away until it’s over—and then you can just hold your breath till the next installment in this adventurous Urban Fantasy series. I don’t remember Fantasy of any sub-genre ever being quite like this one.
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