This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria Review

Title: This Golden Flame
Author: Emily Victoria
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publishing date: 2nd February 2021
Rating: 4/5 stars

Orphaned and forced to serve her country’s ruling group of scribes, Karis wants nothing more than to find her brother, long ago shipped away. But family bonds don’t matter to the Scriptorium, whose sole focus is unlocking the magic of an ancient automaton army. In her search for her brother, Karis does the seemingly impossible—she awakens a hidden automaton. Intelligent, with a conscience of his own, Alix has no idea why he was made. Or why his father—their nation’s greatest traitor—once tried to destroy the automatons. Suddenly, the Scriptorium isn’t just trying to control Karis; it’s hunting her. Together with Alix, Karis must find her brother…and the secret that’s held her country in its power for centuries.

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My thoughts:
This Golden Flame follows the story of Karis, a rune acolyte for the Scriptorium, on her journey to rescue her brother Matthias, who was taken away seven years ago. When she accidentally awakens Alix, a human sized automaton with a conscience of his own, the Scriptorium begins to hunt them both down. Together, Karis and Alix go on the run to escape the Scriptorium and find Karis’s brother.

I loved reading this novel, with its captivating world and rune magic, I couldn’t put it down! I loved reading about Karis and her efforts to rescue her brother from the hands of the Scriptorium. I also liked the changes of pov throughout the story, we get to see the world from Alix’s pov and I found him to be a very interesting character.

This book is a standalone, and a part of me wishes it had been made a duology as it was a little fast-paced at times and I feel like the characters could have had more time to develop. But as a debut book from this author, it was still a very interesting read.

Hope you all enjoyed my review! ❤️ This was a really interesting read! Have you guys read This Golden Flame? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Bye guys, happy reading! x

About the Author

Emily Victoria is a Canadian prairie girl who writes young adult science fiction and fantasy. When not word-smithing, she likes walking her over-excitable dog, drinking far too much tea, and crocheting things she no longer has the space to store.

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