The Raie'Chaelia - Melissa Douthit
3 1/2 of 5 stars

Chalice journeys to Brandbury at her grandfather’s instructions. When she arrives, she discovers the town is abandoned. She is reunited with her childhood friend Jeremiah. They set out on a journey to find their family and friends; making some interesting discoveries along the way. Among them, Chalice’s birthmark is in a book of prophecy.

The Raie'Chaelia sets the foundation for the series. It explains a lot of the details and politics of their world. I like the characters and the bonds of friendship that form.

I read the trilogy back to back. This series crescendos, getting more exciting the whole way.

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.