She rides a fireborn, a steed of fire and ash, trained for destruction.
Ceridwen tal Desmond dreams of ruling like her father over the nation of Soldonia, where warriors ride to battle on magical steeds—soaring on storm winds, vanishing in shadow, quaking the earth, and summoning the sea. After a tragic accident claims her twin brother, she is exiled and sworn to atonement by spending her life—or death—for her people.
But when invaders spill onto Soldonia’s shores and traitors seize upon the chaos to murder her father, Ceridwen claims the crown to keep the nation from splintering. Combatting overwhelming odds and looming civil war, she begins to wonder if the greatest threat to the kingdom may, in fact, be her.
With fire before her and ash in her wake, how can she hope to unite instead of destroy?
Flames rage and oceans rise in this explosive first installment of The Fireborn Epic as the exiled heir, a novice priest, and a reluctant rebel wage war against a hidden power that threatens to shake the world.
About the Author
Gillian Bronte Adams is a sword-wielding, horse-riding, wander-loving fantasy author, rarely found without a coffee in hand and rumored to pack books before clothes when she hits the road. Working in youth ministry left her with a passion for journeying alongside children and teens. (It also enhanced her love of coffee.) Now, she writes novels that follow outcast characters down broken roads, through epic battles, and onward to adventure. And at the end of a long day of typing, she can be found saddling her wild thing and riding off into the sunset, seeking adventures of her own (and more coffee). She loved to connect with readers online at www.gillianbronteadams.com.
"Welcome to the kingdom of Soldonia, where three intertwined stories unfold. A promising series opener for patient readers." — Kirkus Reviews — Kirkus Reviews
“Wow. If you’re looking for the epic fantasy of your dreams, this. is. it. Simply put, Of Fire and Ash is a masterpiece, and Gillian wields the skill of both fearless Outrider and writing queen in her delivery of it.” — Nadine Brandes, award-winning author of Romanov, Fawkes, and the Out of Time Series — Nadine Brandes
“Gillian Bronte Adams continues to amaze! In this first book of The Fireborn Epic, her storytelling burns smoking hot. Rich worldbuilding, beautiful language, awe-inspiring creatures, a cast of imperfect and utterly compelling characters, Of Fire and Ash has everything I want in a fantasy. It is a triumph in every way, and I can't wait for book two.” — Shannon Dittemore, author of Winter, White and Wicked — Shannon Dittemore
“Full of hope, magical horses, courageous outcasts, and traitorous enemies, Of Fire and Ash grabs your attention from the first page, and leaves you eager for the sequel! Highly recommended.” — Matt Mikalatos, author of The Crescent Stone — Matt Mikalatos
"Of Fire and Ash is a tale of learning to value one’s self and bravery. It is a story of invasion, rebellion, and empires that all center on the marvelous solborn: horses with elemental magic. The magic is unique, something to value greatly in any fantasy novel." — City Book Review — City Book Review