The Roar of Smoke, Candace Carrabus

Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Magic & Sword and Sorcery, Teen & Young Adult

Tressida is a smoke-spinner, a meldborn. It’s a lethal legacy, a forbidden force. Daughter of Crone and Sage, she should have been killed at birth.
Now she’s seventeen, wanting only to be a member of her land’s vanished Horseguard and discovering she is more than she ever knew, as first her eyes and then her hair turn to smoke. Just as she learns she can fulfill her dream of working with horses, her talent awakens an ancient and deadly feud.
On one side—those claiming the honor of destroying a meldborn. On the other—those intending to use her for their own ends. Tressida must master her power in order to save herself and those she loves. Is she strong enough?
Or will the roar of smoke consume her? 

The Roar of Smoke is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy adventure that will follow a female protagonist as she discovers that she has special abilities all while being thrust into a world that is beyond her wildest imagination. The story is an entertaining one that will enthrall, captivate and excite its readers from the very start and this is thanks to the well-accomplished author, Candace Carrabus. Already I have to recommend The Roar of Smoke to readers that love fantasy and magic based novels as this is one of the best magical reads I have had the pleasure of reading!

The Roar of Smoke follows the very special protagonist of the novel Tressida. Tressida at first does not know how special she is, but over the course of the story, this will be revealed to her and the readers of the book. Tressida is a smoke-spinner, what is this? Well, I do not want to spoil the book book lovers but let’s just say that it is a very important ability, but it comes with great danger! Tressida should have been killed at birth thanks to her talents and her lineage, and so her life, upon the discovery of what she is, will always be in danger. Tressida has always been in love with horses but the horses have been vanishing without a trace and nobody knows why. This leads Tressida on a journey but what starts out simple becomes very complicated and dangerous because people want Tressida for their own and this leaves her fighting for not only her life but also the lives of the ones she loves and this book lovers is the premise of this incredible novel.

The story of The Roar of Smoke is one that is full of, magic, action and of course adventure. All of these themes are perfectly weaved together into one of the most entertaining stories I have ever read, and this is thanks to the phenomenal author Candace Carrabus who from beginning to end thrills me with her in-depth and compelling literature.

Candace Carrabus is a newly discovered author of mine, however, I wish that I had discovered her work sooner! I wish I had because The Roar of Smoke has fast become one of my favorite fantasy reads of all time, it is the book I have always dreamed of reading so I am kicking myself that I have only just now discovered Carrabus! Carrabus indeed is a talented wordsmith, and that is why I have to implore you lovely readers to get lost in her work as her combination of magical themes and action is incredible and will have readers thinking of the events in the book for days afterward… I know I did!

There are many factors I adore about Carrabus’s literature, but one of the leading factors is her excellent characterization of the protagonist of the story – Tressida. Tressida is a protagonist that many readers will be able to like, she is spirited and driven, and her personality shines off the page and commands the story forwards. Tressida is a protagonist I love to read as she is, like the reader in the beginning, clueless about the events that are going to occur… events that will change her life forever. Because both the reader and Tressida is unaware of the events which are going to happen, it makes the reader feel included in the story, and it also makes for entertaining reading as you get to follow the protagonist on her journey.

Overall The Roar of Smoke is a magnificent, sensational and entertaining book that will easily entertain its readers and captivate them to read for many hours, I, of course, have to award this incredible book five stars!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Roar of Smoke. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

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Aimee Ann, thank you SO much for this lovely review of The Roar of Smoke. I think I loved writing it as much as you enjoyed reading it. The book is a spinoff of Raver, The Horsecaller: Book One and begins the Meldborn series which will parallel events in the Horsecaller series. I hope to have the next Horsecaller book out in 2019. I was inspired to write The Roar of Smoke because so many women who loved Raver wanted something similar for their daughters to read. With Lauren– the star of Raver–being nearly 50 years old (because we mature… Read more »


Thank you so much Candace! Your book is such a gem and I loved every moment of it. I am excited to see what you write next, thank you again!

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