- Create your FREE Amazon Business account to save up to 10% with Business-only prices and free shipping.
Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more
Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.
Enter your mobile phone or email address
By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.
Water's Wrath (Air Awakens Series Book 4) Paperback – July 28, 2020
Enhance your purchase
Inspire a love of reading with Amazon Book Box for Kids
Discover delightful children's books with Amazon Book Box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months — new Amazon Book Box Prime customers receive 15% off your first box. Sign up now
Frequently bought together
Special offers and product promotions
- ASIN : B08DSSCJS7
- Publisher : Independently published (July 28, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 340 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8670368001
- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.85 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #140,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This fourth entry to author Elise Kova’s elemental magic series focuses more on crystal magic and Crown Prince Aldrik and his family’s past. All our favorite characters have returned to play a role, Aldrik, Baldair, Jax, Elicia, Frtiz, and Grahm. Due to the amount of personal history uncovered, this might be the most emotionally wrenching in the series.
The last 25% of this book is full of nail-biting page-turning action and the surprise ending may just knock your socks off. Looking forward to ‘Crystal Crowned’ later this year!
A big thanks to author Elise Kova for providing an Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for an honest review!
I want to start off this review by saying OH MY GOD! So much happened in this book and I can't stop reeling from it all. Of course I won't give spoilers away, but I will hint at a few things, some highlights if you will.
Vhalla Yarl is fresh from her victory beside the Solaris Empire in the North. She's a character that just keeps on growing and becomes more and more intriguing with each book. A once quiet bookworm librarian, has completely transformed into a complex hero that defends an Empire that's ruled by a man she despises. Why? As the synopsis states, she is used as a puppet. The Emperor is devious in his power to pull the strings of Vhalla Yarl by exploiting her love for his oldest son Prince Aldrik, leaving her no option but to fight on his side.
We left off the last book, Earth's End, with a devastating event for Vhalla. Her beloved Prince Aldrik, heir to the Solaris empire, is forced to disentangle himself from Vhalla due his father's will. And more heart-breaking, he becomes betrothed to the Princess of the North who has just suffered a crushing defeat.
Vhalla begins her journey in Water's Wrath withshrouding herself in secrecy and lays low near her place of birth. She knows that she must try to obtain the axe Achel, a crystal cavern weapon that is said to be able to cut through anything--- even a soul. Only one of many weapons, Achel seems to be the only one left, according to history. The Knights of Jadar seek Vhalla in their plot to use her and the crystal weapon to obtain immense power.
Vhalla's Windwalker ability is key to this plot, and we find out nobody knows truly why Windwalkers aren't tainted by the crystal weapons' magic. We are just informed that any other person will become tainted, turned into a crystal beast, and left for dead.
We see lots of action and the plot progresses pretty quickly for Vhalla. Vhalla has not come out of the war in the North unscathed. She is somber and continuously tortures herself with thinking about all of the loss she's suffered---particularly the loss of Prince Aldrik. She hopes to run into him again, and she does eventually.
Prince Aldrik has another change in his character. We see him at the complete end of his sanity. I can't say what makes him arrive at the end of his ropes, but I can say it's very dark and it definitely had me in my feelings. We finally see what makes him feel like the Black Sheep of the family. He holds such a burden on his shoulders because of his past, and as readers, we finally begin to understand his dark, isolated ways through Vhalla's eyes.
The events of the book take a very dark turn in Water's Wrath. Important people die, a new evil arises, old friends have their bonds tested, new allies are established, and I suggest you have a klinex box near you a third of the way through the book. You will need it.
The book ends with the series' biggest cliffhanger thus far, and we've definitely had some nail-biting cliffhangers in the past books so far. This one takes the cake though. We come to the end knowing EVERYTHING has just changed.
Water's Wrath is a fast-pace journey filled with love, betrayal, death, and it pushes our loving cast of characters to their utmost limits. We quickly realize that resting on your laurels will quickly get you killed. And everything is not as it seems at first glance. Pick this book and this series up if you haven't yet.
And boy, did it do just that. Much like the last few novels, this book wraps itself up nicely, ending at the point where the arc of the story shifts. We're left with some pretty powerful developments, there's deaths and betrayal and forgiveness and changes and all sorts of stuff, so the final book seems like it'll have that "the final battle before all is well again" feel to it, like this was the build up to a grand climax and finale in the last book.
For those who weren't a fan of how much romance was in books #2 and #3, you'll like how little there is in this one despite a blurb that's all "she might fall into waiting arms of a former lover." Most of the time the main pair is either apart or they have something more important to focus on than kissing and declaring love, even though there still a few scenes and declarations and such to be had that are of a romantic/emotional nature that focuses on their relationship with one another.
As always the writing is great, the story building is phenomenal, the side-characters are still getting created and given attention, there's a lot of layers and subplots, the world-building is expanding and is still wonderful for a fantasy, and overall I'm both excited and sad that there's only one more book to go in this series, which I'll be picking up to read very soon. I finished this book off in a single sitting and was interested the majority of the time; some things dragged a little bit or felt a little dull, but it wasn't so bad that I was like groaning or skimming or feeling like giving up on finishing.
Top reviews from other countries
"No matter how far she ran or how many people she met, an invisible hand pulled Vhalla back to the crown prince of the Solaris Empire."
Water’s Wrath follows on several weeks after the end of Earth’s End. Vhalla is on the hunt for information, and while she does learn a bit, you could say the information finds her. I don’t want to say too much for the sake of keeping the spoilers to a minimum, but you can expect a lot of travelling, new and old faces and, as indicated by the cover, for Vhalla to finally find her way to the Crystal Caverns.
As is typical of Kova’s writing, this book was filled with twists. Who you thought were the Big Bad turn out to be mere pawns in a much bigger game. Water’s Wrath is when the real deal shows up, the person who’s been pulling the strings all along.
Kova is great at balancing action with character development, and I grew to love all my old favourites even more, particularly Fritz, Baldair and Jax. For reasons, this book involved more of Vhalla with her friends than with Aldrik, which was both great for the story development and bad for me. I’m sorry, but I am a big Vhaldrik fangirl. Those two are meant to be together, and keeping them apart hurts them and me.
Aside from her reaction to something towards the end, I was with her mentally all through the story; she is me and I am her. Actually, she is who I want to be, with her incredible maturity, intelligence and determination to improve and learn. And Aldrik. OH, ALDRIK. There is a reason I love him so much. He developed so much as a character in this book, really growing into himself and showing strength by showing his vulnerability. I had chills at the very end!
As is also the norm for Kova’s writing, your feelings are not safe. Within chapters, I was crying and whimpering. However, this was just the warm-up. My emotions ranged from terror to rage to heart-swelling hope. Nothing compared, though, to the building agony I felt over the course of several chapters. While nothing will match how I felt at the end of Fire Falling, this book came pretty damn close to destroying me.
I am not 100% happy with Water’s Wrath, though. Something that happened towards the end made me a little nervous about continuing the series. But I’m going to trust Kova on this, as I’m starting to learn that she always has a good reason for tearing you apart. Though it wasn’t my favourite book of the series, it was still fantastic, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the series finale, Crystal Crowned!
Water's Wrath's cliffhanger wasn't as heartbreaking as the ones in Fire Falling or Earth's End ... No, instead it crushed my spirit. I don't know if I can go on because I need Crystal Crowned this very second. Seriously, which demon do I need to contact to get it? But, in all seriousness, the ending of this book gave me goosebumps in the best possible way. For an author to be able to invoke so much emotion from a reader... it is just amazing.
Vhalla Yarl, our main character, is everything I want to be. She is strong, loyal, and - above all else - still kind despite the trials she has faced. Her ability to forgive, yet not forget, is possibly the thing I love the most about her. She is allowed to make mistakes, she is allowed to fall from grace, and yet every single time she rises up again to become an even stronger person. Her journey from Air Awakens to Water's Wrath has been beautiful, and I can't wait to see who she finally becomes in Crystal Crowned.
It isn't just Vhalla that has grown either. Fritz, Jax, Daniel, Elecia, Baldair (I'm crying at just the mention of his name, my God), and Aldrik have all grown into such exceptionally loveable characters who have all earned themselves a permanent place in my heart (and Aldrik has a permanent place on my book boyfriends list).
Each book in the Air Awakens series develops upon the events of the previous book, across character growth, world development, and the magic system, every little clue becomes clearer. I highly encourage anyone interested in amazing fantasy worlds, strong heroines, slow-build romances, and elemental magic to pick up the Air Awakens series.
Each and every single book in the Air Awakens Series develops and improves upon its predecessor. With every piece of world, character, and magical development, my love for this world grows. If you love fantasy, breathtaking romance, strong heroines, and magic, then this series is something I encourage you to try. (When you buy it, though, make sure to pick up plenty of tissues.)