The Blaze Ignites

Rated 3.33/5 based on 4 reviews
The problem with Azrel’s magic has been revealed. Now Azrel has the daunting task of trying to live with this problem and at the same time try to fix it, with no idea how to.

Meanwhile, creatures of Shadow are emerging in vast numbers across Casdanarus foretelling the beginning of a Second Shadow across the world. More

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Words: 123,700
Language: English
ISBN: 9780988336018
About Nichelle Rae

Author. Christian. Dreamer. Fighter.

My five dominant traits (according to Facebook) are: edgy, experimental, open-minded, artistic, and intuitive. I have a strong need for individuality, and am revolutionary in my core. I live on my own terms, and would take a fierce stand in the face of strong opposition. I am honest, wild, obscure, and an improviser; and I favor variety to routine. (Nailed it!)

Also according to Facebook, the 5-letter word that best discribes me is: Artsy. It would be an understatement to say creativity runs deep through you. To a mind like yours, everything is like a canvas. You have the psyche of a true innovator and a visionary. But you also like to get your hands dirty! You're in the trenches, making things as you see them in your head. The world is your playground, and it will end up being better thanks to people like you! (Nailed it again!)

According to my birth, I'm a Sagittarius: Frank, Enthusiastic/Eager, Stimulating, Candid, Impulsive, Open/Honest, Fair, Sincere, Adventurous, Bold, Charming, Independent, Careless, Tactless, Restless.

I'm currently I'm working on my going 7 book series called The White Warrior Series. Volumes 1 - 4 (Only a Glow, The Blaze Ignites, Steady Burn, and Doused) are all available now for ebook download.

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Review by: John Bachert on June 18, 2013 :
Oh yeah and 10 stars rating but i can only go As high as 5. Forgot the stars at the bottom of last review
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Review by: John Bachert on June 18, 2013 : (no rating)
Finally getting a chance to put up my review and after just finishing The Blaze Ignites for a second time, I find it refreshing and full of action and love. Following Azrel, Ortheldo, Rabryn and the rest of the Crew through Casdanarus on their many adventures is exciting, heart breaking, and light hearted at the right moments. The characters having more depth as the story continues. I'm a man of 31 years old, and find that although not alot of men want to openly show their emotions, the author shows us how these strong, tough men have real powerful, strong emotions inhow they think, it doesnt show on the outside looking in.

My words to those interested in pornographic romance books and that think that men should have the emotional range of a teaspoon, try 50 shades or something of The like by one of those cookiecutter authors.

Thank you Miss Rae for another awesome book. Cant wait for the next in the series :)

~John Bachert
New York. Not the city
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Review by: Per Holbo on May 21, 2013 :
I´ve had some serious issues with this book.
First and foremost, some of the characters seem unrealistic. The majority of the male characters practically juice themselves in emotional doubts that usually work better with female characters. Rabryn, Azrel´s younger brother, who is one of her main protectors and Ortheldo, who has been like a surrogate father to Azrel since her own father´s death, spend the major part of their inner dialogue on rantings about not being good enough and doubting their every move. Men do have feelings and doubts, but we´re not even close to being as complicated as women. (Slap me on the wrist, if you want...)

Secondly, this book has roughly 123,000 words - to tell this story, 90,000 should suffice.
Usually you would like the story to build up gradually, preparing you for what is coming, extending the excitement and then, BANG! the action gives you what you´ve been waiting for.
In this book, the story is built up gradually, preparing you for what is coming, extending the excitement and then... the author seems to think you need a break and a kitkat - because those are the times when she decides to either give you a recap of previous events, a flash back to a characters history or maybe present you with yet another character´s inner dialogue filled with sobbing and crying and doubting themselves or their friends... And when the action finally starts, you´re just not into it anymore...

However, the plot, the story and the inner life of the characters all have potential and even with these issues, the book is readable and the story makes sense.

I give it two stars out of five.
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Review by: crpgnut on March 25, 2013 :
Okay, finished book two a few minutes ago. The editing is much better this time, though it could have used another pass with someone actually reading the words. A word can be a correctly typed but be used wrong in context.

I'm going to review it twice:

As a romance novel:

Book two feels like almost the same story as book one. We still have Azrel and Otheldo madly in love but unable to talk to each other. Her brother has a new love too and he can't talk to her either. All the main characters are super good-looking and have no non-mental faults.

This book is mostly a Christian teen romance book with fantasy trappings. No sex, though the author believes that seeing naked bodies is the ultimate, as this happens more than once in the two books. It's just a quirk though, and doesn't really detract. I'd highly suggest this book for young teen females who have or dream of having a high moral standard. If you like unrequited love stories, this book should be 5 stars for you.

As a fantasy:

If you are wanting an epic fantasy novel, the book isn't as good. There is still some magic; but the details are very slim. Combat scenes are generally told in a paragraph or two; in contrast to the copious amounts of characters worrying about what everyone thinks of them. Males do not think the way that the author supposes, which makes this book easier to get through if you are a younger female as opposed to a middle-aged man :) As a fantasy it's 2 1/2 stars.

I have high hopes that the author will mature on the fantasy side of things as she gets more experience. If she could balance the fantasy so that it equals the romance, that would be a wonderful next step. I'll give 3 stars as the author has a lot of promise.

If you like magic and romance together, try Sharon Green's Blendings series and Sharon Shinn's Twelve Houses series too. Those authors are a potential future for this young lady.
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