I enjoyed every moment of this dark fantasy. Danielle Marie Orsino took great care to provide vivid details of every character. There was never a moment I could not picture. The emotional pain Jarvok attempts to hide reflects in his leadership skills. Aurora is not as rigid and tries diplomacy in decision-making. She appears to avoid confrontation but is pushy and manipulative. Suspense builds as others plot to interfere with Aurora’s plans. The supporting characters in the story are catalysts by adding intrigue. I found humor in Jarvok’s lieutenant, Zion. He has a playful streak and makes others laugh, but is not afraid to be blunt, even to Jarvok. Readers interested in dark fantasy romances involving Fae, dragons, and an intense cliffhanger ending will enjoy From the Ashes. I am eager to read the sequel because the end left me craving more.
New York, NY- Birth of the Fae: From the Ashes is a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite in Fantasy Award winner for 2022!