By Jessica Dall
Palmer Tash always follows the path of least resistance. He has an unusual disability involving his hearing. But in theocratic , being different isn’t a good thing, so he conceals his problem.
Brier Chastain’s malady is even more debilitating, and she often must take to her bed for long periods. Her days are spent in meaningless pursuits as she awaits an arranged marriage.
When Palmer and Brier are kidnapped on the same night, they meet and discover that their so-called disabilities are actually budding powers. They are the incarnations of Order and Chaos. With their country on the brink of war, the two must step into their predestined roles and learn to take control of their own destinies.
Jessica Dall finished her first novel at the age of fifteen and has been hooked on writing ever since. In the past few years, she has published two novels,
The Copper Witch and The Porcelain Child, along with a number of short stories that have appeared in both magazines and anthologies.
In college, Jessica interned at a publishing house, where her “writing hobby” slowly turned into a variety of writing careers. She currently works as both as an editor and creative writing teacher in Washington, DC.
When not busy editing, writing, or teaching, Jessica enjoys crafting and piano, and spending time with her friends and family. She can most often be found at her home in Maryland with a notebook and her much-loved, sometimes-neglected husband.
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Order and Chaos are plot devices I always loved, ever since I was a kid reading comic books about the superheroes Hawk and Dove. Again putting Order and Chaos into two disparate characters and forcing them to work together, Raining Embers explores much more than just fantasy elements.
We have two characters growing up with terrible disabilities, during a time period when being disabled in any way was an insurmountable hinderance. Palmer and Brier are two sides of the same coin, two characters with unique issues and personalities.
I enjoyed reading about them, and found that they were the best thing about this book. Their perserverance and survival are very relatable, especially to readers who might also suffer from some sort of imcurable malady.
The plot was concise, but fell flat at some points. I found it hard to continue in certain places, and thought that certain scenes could have been better off cut short. Aside from that, I really liked this story and look forward to reading more about these characters!
4/5--interesting and unique.