📚 Fledgling (The Ashen Levels, book 1) by CF Welburn
📚 My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
⚔️ A dark, yet fabulous tale about a man called Balagir, Fledgling begins as he awakens without memory of his past. Penniless and lacking any means to defend himself, he resides in a world he knows nothing about. Or does he? Some events spark a memory, but most do not. Balagir is forced to go through trials and riddles, one more dangerous than the next as he tries to uncover what has happened to him.
⚔️ Written in most exquisite prose, this tale is expertly told, weaving an intricate web of events as the reader is taken through adventures, world-building and character development. The book gives off an intriguing and creepy, almost fairytale-like, feel (the old kind, mind you) which I found highly entertaining. Everywhere Balagir turns, there is a challenged he must face and it is absolutely fantastic! C.F. Welburn has outdone himself on this one, and I will most definitely continue the series (pst! I already have…)!
⚔️ As an extra note: I listened to the audiobook version of Fledgling, and the narrator is insanely good.
⚔️ I highly recommend this book!