I absolutely adore L. Penelope’s covers, they’re always so magical and enchanting and this novel isn’t any different. Whispers of Shadow and Flame is the second book in the series Earthsinger Chronicles and it looks amazing. Since this novel hasn’t come out yet, I’m not sure if reading the first novel is imperative in order to understand the second one, but I’m always an advocate for reading a series from book 1. Book 1 is Song of Blood & Stone and it was pretty good, so it’ll be great to read while waiting for this novel to be available. Currently it does not have a publication date, therefore you cannot pre-order it, however the expected publication is October 30, 2015.
Born with a deadly magic she cannot control, Kyara is forced to become an assassin. Known as the Poison Flame, she is notorious and lethal, but secretly seeks freedom from both her untamed power and the blood spell that commands her. She is tasked with capturing the notorious rebel known as the Shadowfox, but everything changes when she learns her target’s true identity.
Darvyn ol-Tahlyro may be the most powerful Earthsinger in generations, but guilt over those he couldn’t save tortures him daily. He isn’t sure he can trust the mysterious young woman who claims to need his help, but when he discovers Kyara can unlock the secrets of his past, he can’t stay away.
As forbidden desire ignites their hearts, Kyara and Darvyn grapple with betrayal, old promises, and older prophecies — all while trying to stop a war. And when a new threat emerges, the cost of their love might just be too high.
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