Book Review – The Ashen Levels: Fledgling, by C.F. Welburn

Another glowing review for The Ashen Levels: Fledgling, by C.F. Welburn! I just love this author. I’m glad to see his name coming up!

Dawn of Eternity

The Ashen Levels Fledgling

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Fantasy





Fledgling is the first book of five in The Ashen Levels, and tells the story of Balagir, a man who has woken amidst a strange world and even stranger company.

Bereft of any useful memories, he finds himself thrown down a path etched out by cunning and dangerous tasks.

Discovering that he is an ‘Ashen’ only adds to the pile of mysteries he must sort through, and it is through this toil that the story reveals itself.


In Fledgling, the plot for me started out small and gradually grew in intensity as the story unfolded, something I enjoyed and thought worked well.

The presentation of details useful for the reader followed this pace too, and I think was done in a way that fit the overall theme of the book; I could definitely grasp the reality of Balagir having to…

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