Fireborn Starling and the Cavern of Light

Fireborn Starling and the Cavern of Light


The Master stepped closer and the pressure around Phoenix grew vicelike. Despair raged through her. How had she thought she could save everyone, when she couldn’t even save herself?

Following the shocking battle at Icegaard, Phoenix and her friends gather with the Hunters, desperate to unite the warring clans before their enemy, the Master, attacks Ember.

The Cavern of Light may offer hope in the form of a legendary weapon, but it lies deep in goblin territory, in the terrifying dark zone of the underground caves. The friends must brave the unknown, facing new and deadly creatures in search of a way to save their world.

As an epic final showdown draws near, Phoenix struggles to protect her friends, determined not to lose anyone else she loves. But the Master is crueller and more powerful than she ever imagined and as Phoenix’s past and present collide, unthinkable sacrifices will have to be made to defeat him.

Our Review

'The world is full of marvels, Phoenix. Life and wonder and glorious possibility exist alongside the darkness.' 

Fireborn: Starling and the Cavern of Light was an incredible book and I am so sad the series is over, I am not ready to say goodbye to any of the characters yet. I wish I could read it again for the first time. I am in awe of Aisling Fowler's talent and I sincerely hope to read more of her work in the future. 

The book begins with Phoenix at one of the lowest points of her life so far. The Master's army is gathering and coming towards Ember, the witches have all but been destroyed, and the fate of her friends Six and Seven are unknown. To top it all off, the only way Ember can hope to survive is if the clans can stop fighting among themselves and unite to defeat their common enemy.

'He has united the dark creatures; if we are to survive, we must at least be as united as they are.' 

In order to convince the clans of their tale Phoenix is forced to reveal her powers and suffer the fear and suspicion her powers evoke in others. 

Fireborn: Starling and the Cavern of Light is a little darker than the previous books and sees the friends undertake a dangerous journey to try and find a weapon that may give them some hope of stopping the destruction of Ember at the hands of the master. The journey is fraught with terrifying beasts and more peril than they have ever faced before. I felt gripped by this book the whole way through and often didn't hear people speaking to me whilst I was reading because I was so absorbed by it. 

The battle scenes are spectacular and I liked that the author doesn't shy away from scenes of peril. Some of the tools by the Master in the final battle will tug at even the hardest of hearts, as will the scenes from Seven's point of view. 

Finally, a warning...have some tissues at the ready when you read Fireborn: Starling and the Cavern of Light because I spent the final few chapters of the book sobbing. 

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