Breath of Dust & Dawn | ARC Review

Posted January 25, 2019 by ReadandWander in General / 0 Comments

Breath of Dust & Dawn | ARC ReviewBreath of Dust & Dawn by L. Penelope
on January 24th, 2019
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This novella begins after the events of Song of Blood & Stone—it’s both an extended epilogue
AND a prequel, so it’s advisable to read that novel first.

For Jasminda ul-Sarifor, the war may be over, but her conflict is not. New, overwhelming duties
leave her caught between two worlds but belonging to neither. She turns once more to Jack,
hoping the bond that got them through the first battle is strong enough to weather a new

For Jack, Jasminda’s struggles hit close to home. To help her find her way, he entrusts her with
a tale from his past when, after another war, a young Jack Alliaseen must also adjust to new
responsibilities. But his take a lethal turn when prisoners of war start showing up dead on his
watch. With the aid of a mysterious young man destined to change his life forever, Jack must
save the lives of those under his protection before its too late.

As his story unfolds, will Jack’s memories help Jasminda conquer her present trials?

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Thank you L. Penelope and Heartspell Media!

My Thoughts

When I was offered the opportunity to read Breath of Dust & Dawn, I didn’t know what to expect but I couldn’t pass up the chance immersing myself back into the work of Earthsingers.

I was pleasantly surprised that Breath of Dust & Dawn gave us something a little different from Song of Blood and Stone. The beautiful moments between Jack and Jasminda where there, but the story as a whole was less action and more mystery. What I really enjoyed was getting to know Darvyn, who is mentioned in Song of Blood and Stone and set Jack on his path. This novella definitely left me wanting to learn more about Darvyn and his story.

Overall I would have loved to see a bit more magic since I find the Earthsingers so interesting, but Breath of Dust & Dawn was an enjoyable, fast-paced read that I devoured in one night. If you are a fan of Song of Blood and Stone, definitely pick this up while you wait for Whispers of Shadow and Flame.


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About the Author

L. Penelope is an award-winning fantasy romance author. Equally left and right-brained, she studied film making and computer science in college and sometimes dreams in HTML. She lives in Maryland with her husband and furry dependents. Sign up for new release information, exclusives, and giveaways on her website.