Review: Goldenfire By A.F.E. Smith


Goldenfire by A.F.E. Smith
Publication Date: Jan 14, 2016
Genre: Fantasy

Goodreads Summary:
In Darkhaven, peace doesn’t last long.

Ayla Nightshade has ruled Darkhaven for three years. With the help of Tomas Caraway, her Captain of the Helm, she has overcome her father’s legacy to find new confidence in herself and her unusual shapeshifting abilities.

Yet three years ago, a discovery was made that could have profound consequences for the Nightshade line: a weapon exists that can harm even the powerful creatures they turn into. And now, that knowledge has fallen into the wrong hands.

An assassin is coming for Ayla, and will stop at nothing to see her dead. (less)


My Review

I enjoyed this one even more than the first. We get a whole new set of characters in addition to the main characters, and various sub-plots. Goldenfire was filled with even more mystery and intrigue surrounding a looming assassination attempt and even though I had again figured out who the culprit was, the events leading up to it was very interesting and kept me glued to the pages.
The author’s writing style makes for a fast-paced read and is not weighed down with unnecessary or cumbersome descriptions.
I loved the characters and my favourite is Naeve Sorrow the sellsword. I am very curious about her and hope to see more of her in the next book.
Overall, a really awesome, smooth flowing, well paced fantasy with interesting, well developed character which makes for an entertaining , page-turning read. I really liked it and recommend it highly to fantasy lovers.

My Rating

4 hearts

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