A Flight of Broken Wings by Nupur Chowdhury
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I was sent this book for an honest review by the Author. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way by receiving this book.
Six hundred years ago, humanity rose up in revolt against the Aeriels, who were driven from earth and back into their homeland of Vaan after a bloody and glorious war.
Eight years ago, Ruban’s home was destroyed and his family murdered by an Aeriel.
When a new Aeriel threat looms over Ragah, the capital city of Vandram, Ruban Kinoh must do everything in his power to avenge his family’s past and protect the future of his country.
Which is hard enough without being saddled with a pretty and pompous aristocrat, who seems as useless as he is vain. Faced with a conspiracy that might cost humanity its hard-won freedom, and accompanied by the bejeweled and glitter-clad Ashwin Kwan, Ruban begins his journey into a land where the past and the future intertwine.
What I thought
Let me start by saying that I really liked this book and I am so thankful that Nupur reached out to me to see if I would like to read her book. Since I really liked it as much as I did and it is only available as an ebook I will leave links below. No, I was not asked to do this but the book is really good and I am all about supporting authors.
I loved the setting and the intertwining of mythology/folklore. Now I am only believing that it has some mythology and folklore in it because I fail at googling apparently. But I know that somewhere I have read something somewhere regarding flying being made of energy. I really do like to read about other cultures and their myths and legends so I am sure I am not just making it up. Anyway back to the book.
I loved how the two main characters balanced out each other. I did not feel at any point that one dominated the story more than the other, which was amazing since both of these guys had such strong personalities. I have to say that Ashwin was my favorite I really liked how sarcastic he was and how he bent the perceptions of his kind. Maybe its just me looking into it a little too much but Aeriels are explained to have very definitive traits and he has those traits, yes but he also seems to be more. Sorry for that vagueness but that cuts very close to spoilers.
The only thing I had trouble with was one character was undercover so he had two names. Now the problem I had was one part of the story they just switched back and forth and I had to stop and go back and figure out what I was missing. Now there was only one instance of this for me in the story and now I wish I would have marked it down.
The best part for me is that it wraps up so nicely I do not need to wait for the next book to feel satisfied. I know it may be silly but that always makes me feel that if I continue on it is my choice and the author isn’t making me see what happens next and I would definitely pick up the next book.
This is listed as the first book in The Aeriel Chronicles on Goodreads and I really hope we get some more books in this world. I really enjoyed it and would read them if she writes them.
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About the Author
Nupur Chowdhury is the author of A Flight of Broken Wings and The Classroom Effect. Apart from novels, she enjoys writing poetry and the occasional short story. She was four when she started writing. Now, some 20 years later, it’s more an addiction than a hobby.
Nupur likes coffee, street food, fanfiction, and sleep. She dislikes yogurt, slow internet, unnecessary cliffhangers, and being woken up in the morning.
You can find her on Facebook, Wattpad, Goodreads, and her blog. And if you can’t, it’s probably because she’s busy sleeping.
My Rating: /5