About the Book
“My newest obsession!”
—Laura Thalassa, author of The Four Horsemen
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, the second book in the thrilling and captivating A Blood and Ash Series by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, is available now.
Is Love Stronger Than Vengeance?
Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. The Dark One. The Prince of Atlantia. He wants her to fight him, and that’s one order she’s more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her.
Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. His lies are as seductive as his touch. His truths as sensual as his bite. Poppy knows better than to trust him. He needs her alive, healthy, and whole to achieve his goals. But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants—to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended. Working with Casteel instead of against him presents its own risks. He still tempts her with every breath, offering up all she’s ever wanted. Casteel has plans for her. Ones that could expose her to unimaginable pleasure and unfathomable pain. Plans that will force her to look beyond everything she thought she knew about herself—about him. Plans that could bind their lives together in unexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for. And she’s far too reckless, too hungry, to resist the temptation.
But unrest has grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. The King wants to use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen, the Atlantians start to fear her. Dark secrets are at play, ones steeped in the blood-drenched sins of two kingdoms that would do anything to keep the truth hidden. But when the earth begins to shake, and the skies start to bleed, it may already be too late.
From Blood and Ash
OH. MY. GODS. WHAT?! WHATTTT?!!!!!!! WHAT DID I JUST READ?! WHAT WAS THAT ENDING?! I NEED MORE! Seriously though, as soon as I finished this book I reread the last chapter at least 10 times. Then immediately started rereading the series. But yeah, it’s been a couple of weeks (I needed to settle down a little bit before I wrote my review) and I’m still thinking about this book daily for an obscenely large amount of time. Like, I would say it is a problem but I’m seriously too in love with it to even care or believe that it is actually a problem bordering on obsession.
But honestly, I don’t even know where to begin with this review. There’s just so much I want to talk about but I also don’t want to risk spoiling ANYTHING because the whole book will have you reeling and DYING to find out what happens next. And that ending. That ending destroyed me. I literally screamed like some prehistoric creature and *carefully* threw my Kindle before quickly picking it back up and rereading the last chapter far too many times expecting a different outcome each time only to receive none (while also desperately trying to pick apart the meaning of each and every sentence in it). So yeah, this book is just next level stuff. Like my mind still cannot comprehend just how amazing and utterly mind blowing it was. And while I thought From Blood and Ash was absolute perfection, A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire literally takes it to the next level and just demolishes all of the competition.
I do believe and can firmly state that A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire further solidified the Blood and Ash series as my favorite Armentrout series, and that is saying a LOT. I mean, the Lux series will forever be my favorite series for nostalgia reasons since it was my first introduction to Armentrout (and I have reread it multiple times each year since then), but Blood and Ash swiftly stole my heart for plot and hardcore story reasons. They’re everything I never knew I needed from Armentrout and then some. This series honestly reminds me of a combination of some of my favorite epic fantasies, i.e. The Witcher and Game of Thrones with a little bit of Throne of Glass, but still maintain that very distinct charm that is in every Armentrout book. And they’re just done in such a perfect manner that my only complaint is that this series is not finished and a little piece of my soul left my body when I realized that I needed to wait for book three instead of getting all the answers I so desperately need. But also, you really shouldn’t wait to read these books because they do not deserve to be slept on and while waiting you can just obsessively reread them like me!
About the Author
#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Border Jack Apollo. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was an Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over a hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more.
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