Published: May 20, 2012
format: eBook (Review)
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After spending most of her life an unwilling captive in a brothel, Sindari is sold to Lord Devin, a man with a reputation for unspeakable cruelty. In the arms of this man who must pretend he cares nothing for her, Sindari finds compassion, making the journey through her barren homeland all the more perilous. Along the way she discovers she can channel elemental forces that compliment Devin’s ability to manipulate fire.
Harnessing this power, she battles the Dominion, an unrelenting foe that has broken the spirit of the Eldari people through twenty years of savagery. Trapped by the brutal empire that has enslaved millions, Sindari and Devin fight against hopeless odds.
Warnings: Graphic Violence, Disturbing Themes and Sexual Situations
I enjoy Coral Moore's writing. Elements of Rebellion is a brutally gut wrenching story, it will have you crying, cringing and oh so happy there is a happy ending.
Sindari, born an Eldari is a Domini slave girl. The story starts off with her receiving beating for being defiant against the master of the house Marcus. Sindari is strong willed and even during the brutality she suffered throughout this book, she remained so. She is just a few of the female characters that I enjoyed reading and never tired of...there was a consistency to her.
Lord Devin when we come across him in this story is a Domini enforcer and buys Sindari when she is sold. He must put on the show as a cruel man because he has a plan to kill the Dominion Emperor. Devin also has the power to control fire and as he and Sindari make their way across the desolate lands of Eldari, they realize that she has the power to control the weather (just think of storm from the X-Men).
There were several elements throughout this story, but the base of it is Ari’s and Devin's love for each other. It was the one thing that kept them going throughout the harshness surrounding them…it kept me going as well.
Coral's writing is elegant and her stories are easy to follow. Yes there is sadness and violence, but it is her ability to draw to the love story amidst all of that...a love story of two people who fight their way through all of the bad grit in life to get to that happy ending.
There wasn't anything I didn't like about this book. But I did however want more elaboration on Devin's and Sindari's powers. I also wanted Ari to learn to control her powers earlier in the story instead of towards the end.
About Your Author
Coral Moore has always been the kind of girl who makes up stories. Fortunately, she never quite grew out of that. She writes because she loves to invent characters and the desire to find out what happens to her creations drives the tales she tells.
Prompted by a general interest in how life works, her undergraduate schooling was in biology. She follows science news and enjoys conversations about genetics and microbiology as much as those about vampires and werewolves. Coral writes speculative fiction and is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Writing at Albertus Magnus College.
Currently she lives in Connecticut with the love of her life, who offers both encouragement and kicks in the tail when necessary. Also in residence are two mammals of the families Canidae and Felidae.
She released her first novel, Broods of Fenrir, in November 2011.
Check out Coral's other Books.