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Battle Born (Elementals, #3) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction, and the host of the podcast Amie Kaufman on Writing. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in over 30 countries, and has been described as "a game-changer" (Shelf Awareness), "stylistically mesmerising" (Publishers Weekly) and "out-of-this-world awesome" (Kirkus). Her series include The Illuminae Files, The Aurora Cycle, The Other Side of the Sky duology, the Starbound trilogy, the Unearthed duology, the Elementals trilogy, and The World Between Blinks. Her work is in development for film and TV, and has taken home multiple Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, a Gold Inky, made multiple best-of lists and been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library. Learn more about her and subscribe to her newsletter at www.amiekaufman.com--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B08286NMKY
- Publisher : HarperCollins (1 June 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 7259 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 164 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 94,842 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Battle Born did a great job wrapping up everything while still enriching us, the reader, with more to learn and see. One of the best aspects of this series has always been the characters and this finale was no different. Every character had a purpose, a drive, a reason to help. It was so heart warming to watch this found family take on so much together. I will say I was still left wanting a little more from this world. It seems so massive and we only just scraped the surface, so I really hope we get to discover more in the future.
The Elementals was Amie's first venture as a solo author and she executed it wonderfully. Here is hoping we get more stories from Amie, just Amie. That's not saying I don't want more of her collaborations with other authors because I do.
Reading Time: 2 Hours
Very disappointing conclusion to the Elementals trilogy for me unfortunately.
This story was definitely and clearly written in two halves. For the first half of the book we spend all of our time with the now combined and large group of wolf, dragon and human students who have gathered together in Cloudhaven. We follow them as they start to become closer and put aside their differences and learned animosity to explore the secrets behind Cloudhaven and explore and aid the Holberd refugee camp and try and figure out how to prevent all out conflict between humans, wolves and dragons.
While I enjoyed this section of the book, it basically didn't advance the overall plot whatsoever and didn't resolve any of the ongoing plot points from the first two books. For an already short book (My book only has 251 pages no matter what GoodReads page count says) having half of it devoted to basically nothing truly important in the grand scheme of things was a big problem.
The second half of the book ended up being all about finalizing their big plan to bring peace to Vallen and all of the artifact gathering, traveling around Vallen and meeting plus conversing with all of the important characters and leaders of the various groups that come with it. This is also the section where we finally clear up all of the mystery surrounding Anders' and Reyna's parents, Felix and Drifa and also what happened to Sigrid after the second battle of Holberd. Unfortunately what should have been a very touching and meaningful moment felt extremely rushed and glossed over which was really disappointing after the author had built up their eventual reunion with Drifa from book one.
Finally, I really did not like the method Anders used to bring together all 3 sides to try and create peace between them. It just seemed highly unrealistic and unlikely to succeed to me so I couldn't even find very much satisfaction with the conclusion of the series.
The only saving grace of this story for me personally was how much I enjoyed the interactions of the group at Cloudhaven along with the exploration they did and the mysteries that they both succeeded at solving and were attempting to solve. As much as it didn't progress the plot at all I have grown to love the interactions and the friendships that grew between all of the different students