Air by Ravon Silvius
Series: The WaterLord Trilogy, Book 1
Published by: eXtasy Books on June 1, 2012
Rating: 3 stars (★★★☆☆)
Nathan is an air mage; he has the power to control air and wind. And his skills get put to use navigating ships around the ocean. It seems like a tedious task, and in some ways it is. Add to it that he’s working for Ruthen, a ruthless fire mage, who looks down on anyone he considers to be of lesser ability. And it was Ruthen who killed Nathan’s childhood friend, Tom, many years before.
When a mysterious mage who appears to have power over water shows up on the ship, Nathan learns the story he heard might not be true. First, water mages don’t exist. Second, Tom is alive. And his power over water is exactly what a fire mage like Ruthen would fear. As the two get a chance to reconnect, both of them are hesitant. After all, Tom has plans that might be a problem for Nathan. And Nathan’s not sure if he can allow himself to fall for Tom if he’s just going to leave.
This was like a nice episode of a longer story. It set up the background and conflict for this trilogy nicely. There’s certainly not a lot of heat or steam here, but that’s not really what I felt this first installment was intended to convey. I definitely enjoyed reading it and I look forward to picking up the next book.