Review: Shadow of Flame by Caitlyn McFarland
It’s been two months since Kai Monahan’s life changed forever. Retrieved from a suddenly unsafe Colorado by Rhys and taken to Eryri, the dragons’ home in the South Pacific, she lives a secret existence. Rhys—for all his awe-inspiring power—is afraid to reveal to his people that he’s heartsworn to a human. One he’s quite possibly in love with.
Kai hasn’t forgotten the terror or pain of the moment Rhys first took control of her mind and her magic, but neither has she forgotten the fire of his kiss. When she’s discovered, dragon politics—not to mention spies and ex-lovers—threaten her growing feelings. Rhys has more enemies than he can guess, and someone close to him is playing right into their hands.
The war Rhys never wanted is coming. For either of them to survive, Kai must open her mind to him as never before. This time, there will be no turning back.
Book two of the Dragonsworn trilogy.
Caitlyn McFarland has created an intricate world here where dragons are fighting extinction and each other. She has utilised the many different fables, myths, and legends about dragons from around our world to build something strong, vast, and believable.
This is the second book in the Dragonsworn trilogy and continues the story in spectacular fashion. Such imagination has been shown in creating this world combining dragon-lore with magic, weaponry, warcraft, and technology. Seeing all of these aspects come together is beautiful and it has been done so well it is a great pleasure to read this world come to life from the description of libraries to the description of battles.
Equally, the personal nature of the story has been handled perfectly, with the relationships between Kai and Rhys so perfectly described, the emotions from Kai of being pulled from her life are raw and understanding. In contrast how her friend Juli has settled and copes with her storyline is one of my favourite aspects of this book and one of the biggest plot twists aswell.
I had high hopes for this book after reading the first one and can say I have not been disappointed. I very much look forward to reading the final installment.
Thanks to Carina Press and NetGalley for the ARC so I could review this book.
Title: Shadow of Flame
Author: Caitlyn McFarland
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: 14 September 2015
Book 1: Soul of Smoke