‘Vellmar the Blade’ is the fifth book in The Chronicles of Alsea series and takes us in a new direction. This time we get to know one of the other characters, Lead Guard Fianna Vellmar. Her blade throwing skills are well known from previous books, but we get to see just how respected she is when she has the chance to take part in the championships and attempt to become No.1. 

I liked getting to find out more about Fianna, her background and her family. I also loved the hints of more to come with this character. By focusing on a character other than the main four protagonists in the series, it enriched the world of Alsea for me. I can’t get enough of these chronicles and my bookshelf is rapidly filling up as I race towards completing them.

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