Odriel’s Heirs #1 by Hayley Reese Chow
Life for a 17 year old girl is hard enough, but it gets even harder when you’re to be the next Dragon Heir. Kaia, as the oldest child of the current Dragon Heir, inherited the power of flame to protect her homeland Okarria. In ancient times Odriel created three heirs. Ever since then the Dragon, Shadow and Time Heirs protected the land from a powerful necromancer and his undead army.
But peace has been around for so long, the necromancer has become a legend of old times. In present day there is no longer any need for the Heirs. And the Dragon Heir is feared by the people of Okarria.
Because of that the future Time and Shadow Heirs are out patrolling the land to prepare for their tasks. While young Kaia is an outcast, living on her family’s farm away from the people of Okarria. To make matters worse, her twin brother Bram thinks he should have been the Dragon Heir. He resents Kaia for having been born 6 minutes earlier. Something he never lets her forget.
In the meantime she struggles to control her burning powers, only her dog Gus manages to ground her. As Kaia tries to understand her powers the necromancer and his dead soldiers appear again to threaten the land.
Completely unprepared for the task at hand Kaia runs off. Subsequently leaving leaves her family and the few friends she has behind to go and confront the necromancer and his walking dead soldiers. Fighting alongside the Shadow heir can she beat the necromancer? Will she save Okarria and find the missing Time heir? And is she strong enough to control the raging flames inside of her?
If she doesn’t she will sacrifice everything she loves…
It Flows With Ease
Hayley Reese Chow gave our protagonist a bravery beyond her years yet the innocence and insecurity of a young girl. I enjoyed this combination, yes Kaia has to be brave for what she is about to do and who she is meant to be, but it wouldn’t be right if she just marched in and didn’t think twice about it.
At the same time Okarria seems like a lovely place to live, minus the necromancer. It seems filled with forests, hills and mountains. I guess in my mind I created it to look like Switzerland or Austria. Both stunning places when it comes to nature.
Hayley’s writing style is easy to read, it flows nicely. For example there are not many hard to remember names of people and places, making it great to understand the story line. I can enjoy a story much more without having to think back and losing the plot a little.
Therefore if you like to get sucked into a story and a wonderful magical world with bravery, courage, fantastic fights and legends this is a book I’d recommend.
Odriel’s Heirs was published on March 1st, 2020. Get your copy here
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own
I noticed the bravery too (even if I didn’t include it in my own review) and it made for such an interesting character!