A story strong enough to hook new fantasy fans, Gemma Lovewell
The Unflinching Ash
October 11, 2022
The Unflinching Ash is a book that was intriguing from the moment I picked it up. It has an appealing cover that suggests a typical fantasy scenario – a strong woman in a medieval-type setting. The blurb adds to this with references to witches and the Mystic path.
However, this story doesn’t closely follow the conventions. It was different from what I expected, and this was a good thing as it captured my interest straight away, and kept me hooked to the end. The book tells the story of female mystic Ash, as she takes on a dangerous mission to gain the favour of the Queen. Read more
October, 2022 Melissa Scroll down to see reviews submitted by YA readers: fantasy, feminism, historical fiction, strong female character