Blossom of Gold

NecroSeam Chronicles Book 5

Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
520 Pages
Reviewed on 03/13/2020
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Author Biography

Writer's Digest award-winning fantasy author Ellie Raine is a voracious BookWyrm when it comes to epic adventures, detailed world-building, and thrilling battles. Fueled by coffee-bean concoctions brewed by the finest caffeine alchemists in the land, she only emerges from the depths of these daring tales when she is summoned by her loving king and their darling daughter: the Dragon Princess Felicity, in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA.

Her works include the Hard Fantasy Adventure series, The NecroSeam Chronicles (Willow of Ashes (Edition I: 2016/ Edition II: 2018), Orbs of Azure (2018), Pearl of Emerald (2018), Phoenix of Scarlet (2019), Blossom of Gold (2020), Princess of Shadow and Dream (2019)) and the paranormal-noir novella entitled Nightingale (published with Pro Se Productions in 2018).

Her first book, Willow of Ashes, has won First Place in Fantasy for the Writer's Digest Self-Published Ebook Awards in 2019, as well as Honorable Mention in Fantasy for the Readers' Favorite Awards in 2019.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Blossom of Gold is a work of epic fantasy fiction with plenty of action and conceptual delights and was penned by author Ellie Raine. The fifth and final novel in the NecroSeam Chronicles series, this ending to the saga contains some mild profanity and graphic violence, which makes it largely suitable to adult and mature YA readers alike. In this darkly conceptualized world, we are introduced to Reapers and the undead alike – though the undead are mutated demons from whom the seam of life (the titular NecroSeam) has been left uncut. The undead are about to be unwittingly enslaved to fight a war that could bring about the End of Existence, with twins Xavier and Alexander standing right in their path.

Author Ellie Raine has developed a truly superb and fully engrossing fantasy world like nothing I’ve ever read before. The concept of Grim Reapers and undead demons may not seem new, but through Raine’s intelligent revisioning and extensive work in lore and worldbuilding, this world filled with dark realms, nature, life, and death is one that is completely realized and totally unique. The action for twin brothers Xavier and Alexander comes thick and fast as the end draws near, and the use of prophecy and magical quests feels apt and authentic, not trope-like or overdone. This makes for a truly compelling adventure novel with dark twists everywhere, and some truly frightening images that stay with you long after reading. Overall, Blossom of Gold is a superb work that is highly recommended for fantasy fans everywhere.