Author: Ronelle Antoinette
Narrator: Ginny Ross
Length: 10h 25m
Publisher: Ronelle Antoinette⎮2016
Series: The Elemental Trials (#1)
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Release date: Nov. 01, 2016
In Egalion’s Imperial court, there is splendor and luxury, but it’s also a realm of treachery. Cloak-and-dagger political maneuvering threatens to destroy the peace of two thousand years. Battlemage Jex Xander has a mouth that gets him into trouble; while in contrast, Enari Namelum speaks not at all. Amidst the mounting chaos, passion and romance should be the last thing on their minds, but life and the Goddess seem to have other ideas. They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but at court you can’t tell one from the other…and they change at the flip of a coin.
Ronelle Antoinette was born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in beautiful Colorado. She currently lives in Grand Junction with her husband, two sneaky cats, and one dog-who-believes-he's-a-person. While she’s a mother to none, she’s an auntie to a small army...the newest recruit joined them in April 2016. Ronelle dabbled in creative writing for many years and even considered it as her major in college. (She ended up getting a Bachelor's degree in Counseling Psychology.) She published her first novel, Errant Spark, in July of 2016. Dream. Come. True.
Ginny Ross was born and raised in England where she had a passion for Musical Theatre and Fantasy books. She loved spending time in the Theatre but found that she wanted to travel. After traveling around Europe she took a job as a nanny in Canada and continued her acting. Her love of children played a huge role in her life and became her career for the next several years. She married Clarence and moved to the States where she resides today. Her life is much less hectic than it was, as she is raising her two children and works for the local school district. Ginny was very excited when she was offered the opportunity to use her acting skills once again from the comfort of her home by narrating books.
Errant Spark mostly kept me entertained. I really enjoyed the plot for the book. It was filled with some great characters as well as those who I did not like. It was wonderfully written and for most of it kept a good pace.
Though it started very slow, once it picked up it was fantastic. It was hard to put down once I reached chapter 7 or 8.
There were some great characters but my favourite would be Jex Xander. He often got himself into trouble but also had a great sense of humour. I also really enjoyed the relationship betwen Jex and Enari. It did not feel forced or rushed.
Ginny Ross did an amazing job narrating this book. The was a clear character distinction through most of it. She did a brilliant job with the different dialects and genders. It was also easy to imagine the different environments and actions.
Overall Errant Spark translated really well into a audio. It had a great sound quality. Though I only listened to the audiobook, nothing seemed to be lost in translation and as a whole very enjoyable.
In the end it was a fantastic read. It had a great story, characters and kept a good pace throughout. It was a great start to this series and left me excited to what will happen next. I gave this book a 4/5.
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