Of Ash & Shadow by Sarah King

I received a copy of Of Ash & Shadow in exchange for my honest review.
All opinions are, of course, my own. I’d like to thank Booktamins for including me on this tour.


Of Ash & Shadow (Triskelion Series #1)


Sarah King is the author of the YA Dark Fantasy novel Of Ash & Shadow. Sarah wrote her first book at fourteen and quickly decided it would never again see the light of day. Six (never-to-be-seen-again) books later, she wrote the first incarnation of Of Ash & Shadow during her final residency at Seton Hill University‘s Writing Popular Fiction MFA program.

A Connecticut native, Sarah currently lives in Tampa, Florida with her very understanding, listens-to-her-rave-about-the-stupidity-of-writing-a-golden-sword-into-her-book, boyfriend and two (lovingly spastic) dogs. Dogs who she honestly talks about more than her writing.

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Book Details

Publication Date: September 15, 2020
Publisher: Self-published

Famous First Words

Book Description

The Fae stole everything from Wyn. Her home. Her family. Her soul.
Now they want Her help. A murderer for hire, but this mission – kill the Shadow Queen, the boogeyman of the realm – is a suicide mission. At best! If she doesn’t say yes, they’ll steal more of the small family she’s piecemealed together since dragging her ass out of Faerie three years ago. Guided by a vaguely familiar dark elf, Wyn must traverse the Shadow Court, a barren wasteland with toxic air populated by nightmarish creatures. Faerie warps everything it touches.
And helping them? Means giving them the last part of herself. Her humanity.

My Thoughts & Takeaways

Of Ash & Shadow by Sarah King is the first book in the Triskelion Series and King’s debut novel. The book follows Wyn – a human who despises the Fae. They stole everything from her and she spends her time seeking revenge. But, now the Fae want her help to take down the Shadow Queen.

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What’s the most important thing in fantasy novels? Worldbuilding. And, I definitely felt like King did a great job with world development. 

Wyn is also a strong female character which I love and really enjoyed how she developed over the course of the book. Especially as she got to know Keir – a dark elf who becomes Wyn’s love interest.

The story never seemed to have a lull either. Full of lots of action and adventure, I never got bored while reading it. 

I’m eager to read the next book in the Triskelion Series.

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Ashley Hubbard

Ashley Hubbard is a blogger and freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on sustainability, travel, books, plants, coffee, veganism, mental health, and more. She has two other websites - wild-hearted.com and odditiesandcuriositiestravel.com

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