Lady Carys is part of the noble family in the grand city of
Perinthas in the Taurovian Kingdom. After her father becomes entangled in
rumors of complicity in murder, strange events begin to transpire that disrupt the
lavish lifestyle of the family. As the family searches for a new place to call
home, they face a treacherous journey through hostile lands, eventually settling in a small
town of humble people known as Lund. War breaks out and intensifies between the
Taurovia and Yehket Kingdoms,
pulling Carys right back into the life she has left, threatening both her security as well as the life of her family.
A Single Spark by Tayvia Pierce is the first novel in the Dark
Phoenix series that follows Lady Carys
through a perilous voyage of betrayal, self-reliance, and endurance. As a
fierce battle rages between the kingdom of her homeland and their unforgiving
and fierce enemies, the protagonist and her teenage sister Lady Rhian must shun
their habits of luxury to survive. Carys is just 20 years
old and given her extravagant lifestyle, she has grown to embody a stubborn
nature which is compounded by the authority she has been given after the
untimely demise of her mother at the hands of their worst foes.
Tayvia Pierce has done an incredible job of creating a riveting storyline that delivers an
exciting read to fans of series like Game
of Thrones. Carys is portrayed as a dynamic character with a lot of
attention given not just to her character but also to those of others like her
sister. The characters are nuanced, elaborately written, and each written with
fascinating background details. The readers are plunged into an intricate world
of intrigue, with superbly written conflict, and characters that are memorable.