A Light in the Flame - Jennifer L. Armentrout

A Light in the Flame

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

  • Release Date: 2022-11-15
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
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From 983 Ratings

Description

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book two in her Flesh and Fire series…
The only one who can save Sera now is the one she spent her life planning to kill.
The truth about Sera’s plan is out, shattering the fragile trust forged between her and Nyktos. Surrounded by those distrustful of her, all Sera has is her duty. She will do anything to end Kolis, the false King of Gods, and his tyrannical rule of Iliseeum, thus stopping the threat he poses to the mortal realm.
Nyktos has a plan, though, and as they work together, the last thing they need is the undeniable, scorching passion that continues to ignite between them. Sera cannot afford to fall for the tortured Primal, not when a life no longer bound to a destiny she never wanted is more attainable than ever. But memories of their shared pleasure and unrivaled desire are a siren’s call impossible to resist.
And as Sera begins to realize that she wants to be more than a Consort in name only, the danger surrounding them intensifies. The attacks on the Shadowlands are increasing, and when Kolis summons them to Court, a whole new risk becomes apparent. The Primal power of Life is growing inside her, pushing her closer to the end of her Culling. And without Nyktos’s love—an emotion he’s incapable of feeling—she won’t survive her Ascension. That is if she even makes it to her Ascension and Kolis doesn’t get to her first. Because time is running out. For both her and the realms.

Reviews

  • AMAZING!!!!!!

    5
    By Chanchan15
    Like seriously, just read it.
  • Not my favorite

    5
    By stressedworker
    At first, it was hard to get into after loving the first book in the prequel series and loving it. But couldn’t put it down in the second half! Can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.
  • Excellent Storytelling

    5
    By Moses Belle
    What a beautiful story. I am very happy that I am reading this series. I completed book 1 and book 2. I am very anxious to read book 3, Excellent writing, fully developed characters. Very pleased with this series, do read this series. Pepper Rose Freeport New York January 3, 2023.
  • Amazing, always amazing!

    5
    By kar3737
    I love JA all the books I’ve read by her are my favs. So glad i found her. So sad i have to wait a year to read the next book though!!
  • couldn’t stop reading

    5
    By Jenna.jadeee
    This book truly was one of the best I’ve ever read. Pacing, character development, world building, the ✨ s p i c y ✨ scenes, literally everything was so perfectly crafted. We found out so much that explains so many aspects of the fbaa series. This cliff hanger is killing me and I can’t wait for the next book 🤭
  • Surprise on every page

    5
    By Djpayerle
    This second book is an emotional adventure. I enjoyed the character development of Ash and Sera. When will book three be available? Looking forward to reading it.
  • Ahhghhgh

    5
    By Livvyboo(;
    I think this prequel series to fbaa is better than original. I love ash 🥹 he so clearly loves her. I know he can’t but he does. I need the next one now!!!! I know sera lives and I know everything works out because of fbaa, but I can’t be left on a cliffhanger like this Jennifer!!!
  • Incredible

    5
    By Llyons1
    Another outstanding installment in this series… but the ending. I don’t even have the ability to convey how much I really hate waiting for cliffhangers and for the next freaking book. But the execution in this is outstanding. Great character development. Amazing series.
  • A masterpiece

    5
    By Gandalf the Bae
    Wow. Folks, straight up no words came to my mind beyond WOW and MASTERPIECE as I finished ALITF at 2:36 am. My mind was blown, and I was in awe of what I just read. Immediately time sped up, and my mind started buzzing with a hundred revelations, and endless ideas. I started frantically writing notes and questions. The fun didn’t end when the book did, it just kept on going in my mind! This was such a fantastic moment because I absolutely love when a book is closed, and then the theories and OMG moments take center stage in your brain. I still feel that joyful continuation of all the excitement, and hype leading up to it, and I’ll be pestering everyone I know to tell me when they finish because I MUST DISCUSS!! So, why was the hype worth it? Why all the joy? First and foremost it’s no exaggeration when I say I absolutely could not put it down. I listened to the audiobook non stop for 16 hours at one point! That is because in every single moment, I found myself wishing I could listen faster than humanly possible to know what happens next. There were no lulls, no “filler” chapters I had to slug through. It gripped me and still hasn’t let go! Masterfully paced with so much delicious anticipation, I loved the wild ride of emotions! My mind continuously spiraled into a thousand theories, and potential reveals but as always Jen always surprises me! I live for the GASP I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING moments and Jen came to serve it all!! As I also always say I’m a sucker for books that make me laugh, cry AND scream and Jen gave it all, while having me begging PLEASE JUST ONE MORE PAGE! (I’m still begging!!) I loved seeing the characters growth both individually, as units and as found families. We got so much more depth to each, with reveals, and answers we have all been DYING for! We also got plenty of new WHAT DOES THIS MEAN moments to keep our brains searching, and inevitably reaching for rereads to look for more clues. I feel like the characters and places they inhabit really developed so much more fully in my mind. Everything gained a new layer of depth, and that’s thanks to Jen’s beautiful descriptions, and the deeply thoughtful humanizing of characters. I found so many moments where I felt deeply moved to tears or chills. Moments where I found quotes I HAD to write down to hold onto forever, because they felt like they were always somehow waiting for me. There to say hey, you’re not alone, it’s okay to not be okay. I found myself feeling like my own heart was there beating in Sera’s chest, and it was impactful beyond words. This book was so much more than just a good story, it was that moment of feeling seen and the knowing that you are not alone that so many of us search for. Thank you Jen for how much you clearly poured your heart into this, countless readers will be forever changed by your words. I also have to give credit to narrator Stina Nielsen’s amazing ability to bring so much emotion through without it feeling forced. I felt lost in the story, and completely immersed in the audio. Stina creates voices that are completely unique to every single character that speaks. You read that right, every single speaking character has a unique voice. How she manages to have such a range that is so well honed is incredible. It’s the reason why I always recommend the audiobooks for both From Blood & Ash series and this one as well because Stina truly brings them alive. Each characters voice is entirely unique, and recognizable without being told who is speaking. They feel real, tangible, and it’s clear she cares about the character as a whole, including their experiences that might influence the tone, and manner in which they speak. Her voice stays put in my mind whenever I see fan art, or read from the book without narration. Her range of male voices is particularly impressive, nothing sounds forced at all. She has a wide range of accents, and varied inflections that also play into the age of characters flawlessly. I especially love her voices for the young Draken Reaver Butt, because in my opinion that’s him in a nutshell. How she can go from a child’s voice to Sera talking without an ounce of trouble is flawless, she’s like a whole cast in one voice actor! Nothing feels forced or over engineered, they all feel realistic, true to the characters, as do the subtle differences in her tones and accents. Fun fact: Hands down her Casteel Da’Neer voice from FBAA is 100% my Cas now and always (which is saying something because he is my number one book boyfriend of all time!) and reading the book without her voice as Cas feels like I’m missing him! Stina will keep me coming back time, and time again to both series audiobooks (and anything else she narrates honestly) for all she brings to these worlds! So, to wrap up, and keeping it spoiler free, I’ll just say that I had so much hype going into ALITF. Especially since I am a member of JLA’s book club in which we reread all the books in both Blood and Ash and Flesh and Fire leading up to release day. We all met via zoom every two weeks to talk theories, and incredibly pick Jen’s brain. So my excitement and my expectations as a massive fan of hers were huge. I’ve spent months in daily group chats theorizing and day dreaming of what this book might hold. As usual, she did not disappoint, she somehow exceeded my expectations, as did Stina Neilson. This is hands down one of the best books Jen has ever written, and imo the best narration by Stina to date. Run don’t walk to read this book, because you might just find you needed it more than you could have ever imagined! Thank you Brilliance Audio for the audiobook in exchange for an honest review!
  • Best one yet

    5
    By heath_fox
    This has been by far my favorite book in the who series!