Phoenix Unbound

Phoenix Unbound

A woman with power over fire and illusion and an enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful and deeply emotional romantic fantasy from the USA Today bestselling author of Radiance. Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire's capital--her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five ye A woman with power over fire and illusion and an enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful...

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Title:Phoenix Unbound
Author:Grace Draven
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Phoenix Unbound
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Phoenix Unbound Reviews

  • Sunny
    Jul 16, 2018
    ARC REVIEW 4.5 stars I?ve been a fan of Grace Draven for a few years and every time she writes a new book, I am certain that this is the best one ever. With hints of both Gladiator and Game of Thrones, this is an epic story about the Gladius Prime from the Krael Empire, Azarion an...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Mar 18, 2018
    I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE TO READ AN ARC OF THIS #JUSTSAYING #CANTBLAMEMEFORTRYING #NEED #NEEDNEEDNEED #ALSONEED ...
  • Kristen
    Jul 17, 2018
    Happy release day to this book! I *loved* it. Obviously. -------------------------------------------- WOW. this is my first book by this author and WOW. OMG. I NEED MORE. i own 2 of her other books - the wraith king ones, i think the series is called? i just noticed there i...
  • Melanie
    Aug 08, 2018
    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?Witch-fire the villagers named it. An ancient magic woven into the flesh and fabric of a single girl child born each generation in Beroe. No one knew from whence it originated or why only one woman from every generatio...
  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    Sep 17, 2018
    Once a year, the Empire requires the local villages to send a young woman to burned alive for the amusement of the Emperor and his queen. One village has sent the same young woman for five years; a young woman whose magic protects everyone in her village. Only this year, something has...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Sep 16, 2018
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/24/... The first and only other book I?ve ever read by Grace Draven is Master of Crows, and clearly she has come a long way in the almost ten years since then. What hasn?t changed at all though, is her knack for...
  • Katerina
    Apr 10, 2018
    Phoenix Unbound is a contradiction. It is tender and savage. Sweet yet bitter. Beautiful and disgusting. Heart-breaking and heart-mending. And, put simply, I loved it. ?She and this slave fighter shared a common truth. He dealt with sword and ax, and she with fire.? Once...
  • Beth
    Jul 11, 2018
    Phoenix Unbound contains a complex, captivating, dark and compelling plot that I couldn't help but love every second of it! That being said, its a snowball rolling down the hill read. It starts out with a young woman being sent by her tribe as a sacrifice to the evil ruler's gods and e...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Sep 10, 2018
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. I thought that this book was excellent. I had not read any of Grace Draven's work before picking this book up but I had heard a lot of really good things. Since the premise of this book appealed to me, I decided to give...
  • Douglas Meeks
    Sep 17, 2018
    I was not sure exactly what to expect from this new series from Grace Draven since I am hopelessly addicted to her ?Wraith Kings? series but I did not want to see that story rehashed into another series but since I have pretty much considered almost everything she has written in th...
  • Katiria
    Aug 23, 2018
    *** I received this book by the Penguin First To Read Program in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much to Ace Books for the oppertunity to read and review Phoenix Unbound! *** Oh My, My My what a fantastic and amazing book Phoenix Unbound was for me, I can not describe h...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Jul 29, 2018
    Title: Phoenix Unbound Series: Fallen Empire #1 Author: Grace Draven Release date: September 25, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] She and this slave fighter shared a common truth. He dealt death with sword and ax, and she with fire. Neither command...
  • Holly
    Sep 30, 2018
    Grace Draven books always seems to have a very interesting premise, but for whatever reason I just never find myself really drawn into them. They are written well enough with believable (yet a little sparse) world building, but the story pacing is where I find myself zoning out at time...
  • Dianne
    Sep 19, 2018
    Simply captivating and positively riveting, Grace Draven?s PHOENIX UNBOUND is the tale of two slaves, each trapped under a corrupt empire?s thumb, their daring alliance and a seemingly impossible escape to freedom. But their freedom is only the beginning of their story as Gilene, w...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Nov 06, 2018
    3.5 stars. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: The Krael Empire is a brutal and corrupt kingdom, reminiscent of the Roman Empire, with leaders who are intent on expanding its borders by conquering its neighbors. Inside its borders, life is nightmarish for those of its ...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    Jul 15, 2018
    Phoenix Unbound has been a highly anticipated novel for me. I have enjoyed Grace Draven?s past novels and I couldn?t wait to read this first book in a new series. I enjoyed getting into this new story. Phoenix Unbound opened up a wonderfully vibrant and detailed new world. The p...
  • Princess under cover
    Oct 24, 2018
    Woke up mad this morning and took it down another star. 2.5 stars rounded down. Then did some research and rounded back up. Points below are still valid. Hmm. This is going to be a hard review to write. I think for hard-core fantasy readers, this might float their boat more: * Lots...
  • Amy
    Sep 02, 2018
    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review My friend Melanie at Meltotheany suggested I request this ARC due to all the rave reviews, and I am forever thankful she did! This book was such a treat and I cannot recommend it enough! Surely this will be one of my favorit...
  • Ann (annreads)
    Nov 02, 2018
    ?He bent to kiss her right eyelid, then her left, the salt of her tears stinging his lips. ?I?m a greedy man. I want all of you, heart, soul, and body. You already have all that I am. It seems only fair.? Omg that was SO good! At this point I?m only hoping for the next boo...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Oct 29, 2018
    Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! Yes!!!! This was fantastic and I loved the entire thing. This won?t be for everyone since it is brutal in places but for me it has everything I really love in a book. #1 - Characters that have been through some heavy shit. Azarion has been a gladiator ...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Sep 16, 2018
    Every now and then, I get in these reading moods?more and more often lately?where I find myself craving a really good, swoon-worthy fantasy romance. I?d been in that mood for a few weeks when I decided to pick up Phoenix Unbound, and let me tell you, damn, does this book hit the ...
  • Hollis
    Aug 01, 2018
    So, right off the bat I have to clarify that this isn't quite as good as Wraith Kings or Master of Crows or, my all-time fave, ENTREAT ME. The writing for this particular new series feels different, not bad different, just.. had you handed me this book and had me guess the author, I wo...
  • Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
    Oct 06, 2018
    ?The two of them were bound by a common past of subjugation and a resolve to overcome the damage it wrought.? 4 solid stars I think this first quote is the best way to symbolize Azarion and Gilene?s relationship as well as give you a taste of Grace Draven beau...
  • Kindling Micky
    Oct 12, 2018
    I?m a longish time fan of Grace Draven and I have been highly anticipating PHEONIX UNBOUND. I actually wanted to go in blind so I?ve never looked at the blurb and I?ve trusted my love for her full-novel writing. I really loved the world context in this book, so interesting, stran...
  • Laura Thalassa
    Mar 30, 2018
    4.23.2018 What a freaking ride! This book was everything I wanted and more. I'm desperately hoping this is the beginning of a series because I need M-O-R-E! So if any of you have seen me on Facebook, you know I've been harping about this book for a while now. I mean, Grace won m...
  • Christa
    Apr 06, 2018
    ?Home is among those who love you.? Gilene is a fire witch who uses her power every year to disguise her appearance. The empire requires a sacrifice of young women. She goes every year to keep someone from her village from dying. Their stares shifted briefly past her shou...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Sep 11, 2018
    This was a DNF so I'm leaving off a rating... too much swearing and too little that I connected with or cared about. ...
  • Minni Mouse
    Sep 25, 2018
    2.5 stars because after the first few action-packed and suspenseful chapters, the rest was surprisingly boring. Like, long-journey-to-nowhere-and-aimless-basket weaving-with-the-in laws level of boring. THE GOOD 1) Book chemistry at first with the Ancient Civilizations setting and ...
  • Melie
    Aug 05, 2018
    Protected from the pyre's fire by her magic, Gilene has been masquarating as her village's tithe to the empire for the last 5 years. It all comes to a stop when she's found out by a gladiator who sees through her illusions and blackmails her into using her gifts to help him escape. ...
  • Emma
    Oct 18, 2018
    Loved it. G.D. has a way with words. Her storytelling is beautiful and the world building was perfect, but the way she created those characters was just brilliant, they were well developed. Their backstory, the things they believed in and their struggles made them real people with extr...