Chasing Embers by James Bennett

Posted October 6, 2017 by Silvia in Books / 0 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from Publisher for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Chasing Embers by James BennettChasing Embers by James Bennett
Series: Ben Garston #1
Published by Orbit on September 8, 2016
Genres: Fantasy
Source: Publisher
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Behind every myth there is a spark of truth . . .
There's nothing special about Ben Garston. He's just a guy with an attitude in a beat-up leather jacket, drowning his sorrows in a downtown bar. Or so he'd have you believe.
What Ben Garston can't let you know is that he's also known as Red Ben. He can't let you know that the world of myth and legend isn't as make-believe as you think, and it's his job to keep that a secret. And there's no way he can let you know what's really hiding beneath his skin . . .
But not even Ben knows what kind of hell is about to break loose. Because the delicate balance between his world and ours is about to be shattered.
Something's been hiding in the heart of the city—and it's about to be unleashed.

If you expect a fantasy story like the ones you are used to, you are mistaken. If you think this is a regular urban fantasy book, you are wrong again. But if you are thoroughly looking to be dragged into an urban world where myths and legends are real but unknown—or foolishly dismissed—then bingo!

The world described by the author is the sad truth we live in with the exception of dragons and other mythical creatures surrounding us, although they are extremely careful not to let humans know of their presence. It’s important their identities stay hidden, and that is why Ben can’t share his real-self with the woman he loves, Rose, who is quite a surprising heroine. But if romance is not easy for Ben—is it in the cards for him at all?—the danger he has to face now is even worse . . . I’m usually more for dialogues than descriptions, but this book wouldn’t work well without the latter and I personally think the author did a fantastic job. The whole mythology is fascinating, the background given to the readers is enrapturing, and I find myself lucky because I’ve been in all the main locations where the story takes place, so it was like visiting them all over again and I loved it.

An action-packed legendary story that sucked me in the moment I started the read. To all lovers of fantasy—and DRAGONS!—I’d suggest you to go Chasing Embers. *winks*


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Through her creativity and blogging, Silvia has met people from different industries and collaborated with them on various projects over the years. Her strong passion for reading and her fascination for different cultures and languages have led her to develop a keen interest in the East-Asian continent. Off to see her? Follow the colourful book road . . . ♡

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