A Giveaway and My Review for Rhiannon Paille’s Skeleton & Dust ~ In the first era….

Posted: September 27, 2013 in Blog Tour, giveaways, Paranormal or fantasy, reviews, Series, YA Fantasy
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A great thing about Skeleton and Dust is that it’s a prequel to The Ferryman and the Flame series. You don’t have to have read the other books to grasp and enjoy this one.

What it will do is make you want more! I do.

And just feast your eyes on the cover art. There’s no mistaking Aria in her ethereal form. She will steal your heart.

Keep reading to learn more and enjoy my review.

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Title: Skeleton & Dust

Series: The Ferryman + The Flame #0.5

By: Rhiannon Paille

Expected Publication: October 1st, 2013


In the First Era, before Kaliel and Krishani fell in love, Tor runs. He escapes the Land of Kings and the tyrannical Valtanyana. In the depths of Tempia he forges weapons– The Flames– strong enough to oppose the Kings he betrayed.

Aria, The Amethyst Flame, cannot touch the living or the dead and her kin are silent ghosts. Hidden in a cairn deep in the haunted forest, Aria becomes obsessed with the Ferryman, the only boy who can feel her touch.

Before Aria knows it, The Flames, The Ferryman and Tor are swept up in the first war against the Valtanyana.


My Review

The villagers of Tempia know little about the gray skinned man who washed in from the sea.

Tor liked it that way. The less they knew about who or what he was, the safer they’d be.

But now the star cloud, its emerald and green mass edged in gold, is looming ever larger, ever closer, bringing war to the village.

Tor must face the enemy inside, the Valtanyana ,or the village and Desaunius, his soul mate, will be destroyed.

The Voltanyana want Tor. His power will make them strong enough to rule the world, and they won’t take no for an answer.

I am a people person. I like plenty of characters to connect with.

While I liked Tor and Desaunius and would like to read more about them, the true stars in this story, for me anyway, were Aria and the Ferryman, Kallow.

Her being the Amethyst Flame, a weapon and something more, and him being the Ferryman, the usher of spirits, got my curiosity revving up.

I wanted to know more about them. What are they, really? Are they good or evil? Why can Kallow feel Aria when no one else can?

Yep, they stole the show for me.

I would have liked to be a fly on the wall, watching when Tor absorbed the dust and called for the weapons, the flames, from the volcano’s magma. That would’ve been something to see. Especially when he got something he didn’t ask for.

I’ve had my eye on this series and now that I’ve sampled it, I’ve got a craving for more of this world and it’s many diverse characters. You can bet I’ll be reading the other books.

4 Stars


About Rhiannon Paille

Rhi Pie

Rhiannon is an up and coming Indie Author that writes Young Adult Fantasy books and some non fiction. She has a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. When she’s not writing books she’s reading minds, singing karaoke, burning dinner and sipping iced cappuccino despite her allergy to coffee. Some day she’d like to own a unicorn—as long as it doesn’t eat her. She’s sold over 25,000 copies of her books worldwide.


Amazon Author Page- http://www.amazon.com/Rhiannon-Paille/e/B004NPY784

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/RhiannonPaille?fref=ts

Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4653530.Rhiannon_Paille

Smashwords- https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/rhiannonpaille

Twitter- https://twitter.com/RhiannonPaille

Website- http://www.yafantasyauthor.com


Facebook Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/21522303134977/


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  1. Elisabeth says:

    Oh, this series is one of those I can’t forget! I’m SO VERY excited for VULTURE’s re-release in January!

  2. dalene65 says:

    thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Taylor Dean says:

    Beautiful cover! I’m intrigued by the fact that the author says she reads minds! It’s also fascinating to hear that other characters–and I’m assuming they are the ones that are not meant to be the main characters–are the ones that stole the show for you, Laura.

  4. emaginette says:

    Sounds like an action packed barrel of fun. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  7. I have heard many good things about Rhiannon and have her on my TBR list. Thanks for the Surrender freebie and the great giveaway.