A Fire Endless (Elements of Cadence #2): Review

About the Book:

Title: A Fire Endless 

Author: Rebecca Ross 

Publisher: Harper Voyager 

Release Date: December 6, 2022

Pages: 512

Genre: Adult Fantasy 

Synopsis:

East and West. Humans and Spirits. Breccans and Tamerlaines. The Isle of Cadence has always held itself and its residents in a tenuous balance. But now Bane, the spirit of the North Wind, has pushed everyone and everything in his path off-kilter in a bid to claim dominion over all.60606326

In the West, Adaira struggles to adjust to the more brutal, bitter ways of life among the Breccans. Striving to find her place in the clan, she swiftly realizes that it just might be the last role she desires to hold. And while magic blooms effortlessly for the Breccans in the west, the spirits continue to suffer beneath Bane’s harsh power, felt in every gust of wind.

In the East, Jack is adrift without Adaira until he sings to the ember-weak fire spirits, acquiring a dangerous mission he never expected. One that is destined to lead him westward. Likewise, Torin and Sidra are consumed by a new mystery as sickness spreads first amongst the crops, and then to the people of the Tamerlaine clan. While Sidra desperately searches for a cure, Torin dares to strike a bargain with the spirits—a precarious folly anytime, but especially now as the days grow darker.

With the island falling further out of balance, humans and spirits alike will need to join together to face Bane, and Jack’s gift with the harp will be called upon once more. Yet no one can challenge the North Wind without paying a terrible price, and the sacrifice required this time may be more than Jack, Adaira, Torin, and Sidra can bear to pay.

In the stunning conclusion to the Elements of Cadence duology, A Fire Endless finds the delicate balance between the human and faerie realm threatened by Bane, the spirit of the North Wind, whose defeat can only come through fire, song, and heart-rending sacrifice.

Review:

5

*I received an e-arc via Netgalley from the publisher. All thoughts are my own*

*This review contains spoilers for book one*

An epic conclusion to an amazing duology! This book wove a spell around my heart, and it captured my soul. The writing in this book is just breathtaking, and I can’t recommend it enough.

A Fire Endless takes place right after the events in A River Enchanted. Ross seamlessly wove the two stories together. Bane, the spirit of the North Wind has pushed everyone and everything in his path off kilter, both East and West, in his claim for dominion over all. 

Adaira is in the West, struggling to adjust to the ways of life of the Breccans. She is trying to find her place in the clan, and not sure if this is the role that she wants. The Breccans have magic, but the people are suffering in other ways.

Jack feels lost in the East without Adaira. When he sings to the ember-weak fire spirits, he finds himself on a dangerous quest that he never could have imagined. This quest will lead him westward. Torin and Sidra are entrenched in a mystery as a sickness spreads from the crops to the people of the Tamerlaine clan. Sidra searches for a cure, while Torin strikes a bargain with the spirits. 

The island falls further out of balance, and humans and spirits must come together to face Bane. Will Jack, Adaira, Torin and Sidra be able to pay the sacrifice, or will it be more than they can bear?

I adored these characters so much, and I enjoyed experiencing their journeys and their growth, and watching how Ross brought everything together. Any questions that were unanswered in A River Enchanted were answered in this one. I can’t wait for my physical copies of the book to come, as this story will stay with me forever. 

If you enjoyed A River Enchanted, you will definitely want to pick this one up! It releases December 6, 2022. 

About the Author:

Rebecca Ross writes fantasy novels for teens and adults. She lives in the Appalachian foothills of Northeast Georgia with her husband, their lively Australian Shepherd, and an endless pile of books. THE QUEEN’S RISING, THE QUEEN’S RESISTANCE, SISTERS OF SWORD & SONG, and DREAMS LIE BENEATH are her titles for young adult readers. A RIVER ENCHANTED is her adult fantasy debut, publishing February 15, 2022 with a sequel to follow. When not writing, she can be found reading or in her garden, where she grows wildflowers and story ideas. Find her on Instagram @beccajross or online at www.rebeccarossauthor.com.Rebecca Ross

Rebecca is represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media.

 

 

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