Flame: Tales of QaiMaj Volume II by Selah J Tay-Song
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Where Frost: Tales of QaiMaj Vol I told tales of Iskalon, Flame tells the stories of Chraun. Flame focuses quite a lot more on King Dynat with 3 of the 6 stories (Orphan, Kinyara, General) exploring his background and his ascension to the throne, including his relations to those closest to him.
Tanner was a bit more of a Chraun folk tale--and it's not clear whether the tale is true or an exaggeration.
Semija felt a little jarring at first, with some non-standard grammar, but later proved to be a rather tragic story of the slaves of Chraun.
The final story, Khanten goes back to the founding of Chraun--and explores how and when everything first went wrong.
Personally, I think I prefer Frost--probably because I liked Stasia and Glace more--but Flame works out to be a pretty interesting read as well. So overall, a good way to get to know this series just a little better.
Note: I received a digital copy of this book from the author. I was given the book with no expectation of a positive review and the review is my own.
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