Arc review – Breath of Dust and Dawn by L. Penelope

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January 24, 2019 by ceresbooksworld


Breath of Dust and Dawn by L. Penelope

Book 1.5 in Earthsinger Chronicles

Publisher : Heartspell Media

Publication date : January 24th, 2019

Source : eArc from the author

Rating : 4 hearts




This novella begins after the events of Song of Blood & Stone—it’s both an extended epilogue AND a prequel, so it’s advisable to read that novel first.

For Jasminda ul-Sarifor, the war may be over but her conflict is not. New, overwhelming duties leave her caught between two worlds but belonging to neither. She turns once more to Jack, hoping the bond that got them through the first battle is strong enough to weather a new storm.

For Jack, Jasminda’s struggles hit close to home. To help her find her way, he entrusts her with a tale from his past where, after another war, a young Jack Alliaseen must also adjust to new responsibilities. But his take a lethal turn when prisoners of war start showing up dead on his watch. With the aid of a mysterious young man destined to change his life forever, Jack must save the lives of those under his protection before it’s too late.

As his story unfolds, will Jack’s memories help Jasminda conquer her present trials?


This short story is the epilogue to Volume 1, blood of song and stone, which includes Jasminda and Jack.

Jasminda doesn’t know how to become a queen worthy of the mission she was given and Jack will help her by telling her a story.

I really enjoyed discovering a little more about Jack and Elsira and Lagrimari. I don’t know if it really brings more to the story but in any case this news is pleasant to read and it can be read quickly.

I look forward to discovering the next volume and returning to this world. I would very much like to see a character I discovered in this short story.

Quick word: A short story that makes reading pleasant.


Cette nouvelle sert d’épilogue au tome 1, blood of song and stone, on retrouve Jasminda et Jack.

Jasminda ne sait pas comment devenir une reine digne de la mission qu’on lui a confié et Jack va l’aider en lui racontant une histoire.

J’ai beaucoup aimé en découvrir un peu plus sur Jack et sur Elsira et Lagrimari. Je ne sais pas si elle apporte réellement plus à l’histoire mais en tout cas cette nouvelle est agréable à lire et elle se lit vite.

J’ai hâte de découvrir le prochain de tome et de retourner dans ce monde. J’aimerais beaucoup voir un personnage que j’ai découvert dans cette nouvelle.

En bref : Une nouvelle qui fait plaisir à lire.

About the author

Leslye Penelope has been writing since she could hold a pen and loves getting lost in the worlds in her head. She is an award-winning author of fantasy and paranormal romance.

She was born in the Bronx, just after the birth of hip hop, but left before she could acquire an accent. Equally left and right-brained, she studied Film at Howard University and minored in Computer Science. This led to a graduate degree in Multimedia and a career in website development. She’s also an award-winning independent filmmaker, co-founded a literary magazine, and sometimes dreams in HTML.

Leslye lives in Maryland with her husband and their furry dependents. Sign up for new release information and giveaways on her website:


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