After a jaw dropping chronicle of adventure, fantasy, and betrayal in Onyx & Ivory, Mindee Arnett returns us to the kingdom of Rime to deliver the final stage that fate has in store for Kate and Corwin.
The prologue opens with the dynamic duo of Kate and Corwin as they break into the pit along with a deadly band of warriors and wilders (magic users). This fortress holds fellow wilders like Kate who were whisked away from the kingdom's eye because of their power. They manage to fight their way through with the mission to free the wilders and find Kate's younger brother Kiran.
However, when they reach the wilders, some force beyond their shackles compels the prisoners to stay. Despite Kate's efforts, their mission ends with the loss of her lover, brother, and trust in humanity.
One year later, Kate is the head of the Rising movement which is the only force against High King Edwin who has taken Rime's throne on the grounds of deceit and malice. As the battlefield for justice looms forward and brings new players to the field, Kate continues to grow into her power.
Once called a traitor, Kate remained faithful to her kingdom until the truth of her father's actions surfaced.
As her power began to arise and her magic manifested, she grew into her role as a wilder.
Now........the kingdoms will know her as a Queen.
Author Mindee Arnett evolves the Rime Chronicles with a great degree of anticipation and jaw dropping moments. While it is a rare occasion when an author is able to make a sequel that holds par or surpasses the first installment, Arnett has created an absolutely gripping story in Shadow & Flame that will awaken a sense of adventure in readers through page turning chapters, character revelations, and a beautiful unraveling of fate's tapestry.
My favorite quotes:
"All he wanted was to see Rime fall."
"Come and lose yourself. Rise as something more."
"This was what it meant to die. Passing from one world into another, like stepping through a veil."
"Faith. The word resounded inside with the ring of truth, of revelation."
About the Book
Shadow & Flame (Rime Chronicles #2)
by Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: June 4th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
From acclaimed author Mindee Arnett comes the thrilling conclusion of the stunningly epic, action-packed, and romantic fantasy adventure about a powerful girl possessed of strange magic, the outcast prince she loves, and the kingdom that has torn them apart.
Kate and Corwin are on the run, desperate for allies in a new world of war among the kingdoms of Rime. As the book opens, Kate suffers a massive loss, one that will shape the struggle for freedom of all wilders and magic folk—that is, if Kate can learn to control her own power.
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About the Author
YA Author of THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR, a contemporary fantasy coming March 5, 2013 from Tor Teen (Macmillan) and AVALON, a YA sci-fi thriller coming Winter 2014 from Balzer+Bray (HarperCollins). Represented by the fabulous Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary. Addicted to jumping horses and telling tales of magic, the macabre, and outer space.