Ezekiola and the Emerald Belt
by Lucy Kyan
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Pub Date 12 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 06 Sep 2023
The Book Whisperer, Leone Potere Press
When stars align, a reluctant warrior rises.
On Planet Circa, Ezekiola's dreams of scholarship take an astral twist when he is marked as a warrior for the mystical order of the Emerald Belt. Whisked through an interstellar doorway, he lands on Planet Blue where he meets the enigmatic Leanne. Their souls spark, unlocking ancient powers.
But dark shadows lurk. The malevolent Sons of the Night Sky hunt Ezekiola for his Belt that has the power to ignite the Fountain of Fire - a forgotten force to unite worlds.
As galaxies teeter on ruin, Ezekiola must embrace his destiny with Leanne and rekindle the cosmic bonds that hold the universe together.
Lucy Kyan’s Ezekiola and the Emerald Belt is an enthralling tapestry of magic, courage, and interstellar wonder. Dive into a realm where destinies twist, and heroes are forged amongst the stars.
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Average rating from 8 members
This was a strong start to the Fountain of Fire series, it had everything that I was looking for based on the description. Lucy Kyan has a great writing style that worked with the genre, I enjoyed getting to know Ezekiola and can’t wait for the sequel.
Fantastical, captivating and mystical!
I DEVOURED this book! I actually had to hold myself back from reading it too fast, I didn't want it to end. This was such a refreshing read, perfectly paced, and unlike anything I've read in a while. There's something deep about this book, it's almost a new genre in itself. It has excellent worldbuilding, I loved the storyline, the entire cast of characters, (yes ALL of them), loved the originality of the names, the humour, and at times, I had goosebumps for there's a mystical feel to this book. I enjoyed the connection between Leanne and Ezekiola and what's nice about their romance is that it doesn't overhelem the story.
It's one of those rare books where the story lingers with you for a while after you read it.
Can’t wait for the sequel.
Definitely a must read, I highly recommend it! Perfect for all ages.
This book is beautifully written and had me pulled into the story right away. The storyline is unique and the characters and worldbuilding especially were just amazing. This was a breath of fresh air from what I've been reading lately, and this book definitely stands out from the fantasy stories that are out there. For anyone who is a Harry Potter fan, I highly recommend this book to young readers and adults alike.
Review of Advance Reader Copy
At Cypress School on the planet Circa, Ezekiola Astrid and his friends, Nohlan Eridanus and Atlas Pleione, are preparing for the graduation ceremony at which they will receive their belts. Since Ezekiola has telepathic abilities, he expects to receive a Blue Belt while Nohlan will receive the Brown Belt for those studying nature and the macrocosm and Atlas will receive the Red Belt of logic. There are no surprises until Ezekiola, instead of receiving the anticipated Blue Belt, receives the Emerald Belt of the warrior.
Ezikiola plans to speak with the headmaster, Nomi Antares, and explain that he’d received an Emerald Belt in error, that he hadn’t trained for the warrior path. But he changes his mind after an unexpected slip into another world and a meeting with an enigmatic girl named Leanne.
As Ezekiola discovers new abilities, he finds himself facing a dangerous rival determined to destroy him. Can Ezekiola prevail? And what of the mysterious Leanne?
First in the author’s Fountain of Fire series, the targeted audience for this book is the teen and young adult reader. However, those who enjoy science fiction and fantasy are sure to appreciate this mesmerizing tale of friendship, tradition, and self-discovery. Well-developed, believable characters, impressive world-building, and an inventive plot pull readers into the telling of the tale from the outset.
Unexpected twists and revelations keep the suspense building while the imaginative tale offers tantalizing hints of romance. Strengths of the narrative include Ezekiola’s resolve as he faces new and unforeseen obstacles and the strong bonds of friendship between Ezekiola, Nohlan, and Atlas.
Although the narrative is more show than tell, readers are likely to find this unique tale difficult to set aside before turning the final page.
Also included here is Chapter 1 of the next book in the Fountain of Fire series, “Ezekiola and the Rising Sons.”
I received a free copy of this book from The Book Whisperer, Leone Potere Press and NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
This was a fun teen/YA fantasy read! Ezekiola and Leanne were great characters to root for, and Atlas and Nohlan were awesome, funny supporting characters. Watching the plot that unfolded between Ezekiola and Leanne, as well as with the core character group and Zeke was a good time! I will definitely be continuing the journey in the sequel.