Phoenix Unbound

Phoenix Unbound Review

A woman with power over fire and illusion and an enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful and deeply emotional romantic fantasy from the USA Today bestselling author of Radiance.

Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire's capital--her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village's tithe has been the same woman. Gilene's sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses.

But this year is different.

Azarion, the Empire's most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion--and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery. And unknown to Gilene, he also wants to reclaim the birthright of his clan.

To protect her family and village, she will risk everything to return to the Empire--and burn once more.

Title:Phoenix Unbound
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. “Witch-fire the villagers named it. An ancient magic woven into the flesh and fabric of a single girl child born each generation in Beroe. ...

  • Katerina

    Phoenix Unbound is a contradiction.It is tender and savage.Sweet yet bitter.Beautiful and disgusting.Heart-breaking and heart-mending.And, put simply, I loved it. “She and this slave fighter shared...

  • Laura Thalassa

    4.23.2018What a freaking ride! This book was everything I wanted and more. I'm desperately hoping this is the beginning of a series because I need M-O-R-E! So if any of you have seen me on Facebook, y...

  • destiny ? [howling libraries]

    Every now and then, I get in these reading moods—more and more often lately—where I find myself craving a really good, swoon-worthy fantasy romance. I’d been in that mood for a few weeks when I ...

  • Nenia ? Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ? Campbell

    I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE TO READ AN ARC OF THIS#JUSTSAYING #CANTBLAMEMEFORTRYING #NEED #NEEDNEEDNEED #ALSONEED...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I thought that this book was excellent. I had not read any of Grace Draven's work before picking this book up but I had heard a lot of re...

  • ChristieSHBBblogger

    Title: Phoenix UnboundSeries: Fallen Empire #1Author: Grace DravenRelease date: September 25, 2018Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]She and this slave fighter shared a common truth....

  • Holly

    Grace Draven books always seems to have a very interesting premise, but for whatever reason I just never find myself really drawn into them. They are written well enough with believable (yet a little ...

  • Corina?BookTwinsReviews

    Phoenix Unbound has been a highly anticipated novel for me. I have enjoyed Grace Draven’s past novels and I couldn’t wait to read this first book in a new series.I enjoyed getting into this new st...

  • Hollis

    So, right off the bat I have to clarify that this isn't quite as good as Wraith Kings or Master of Crows or, my all-time fave, ENTREAT ME. The writing for this particular new series feels different, n...