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Publisher's Summary

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next novel in her Blood and Ash series....

Is Love Stronger Than Vengeance?

A Betrayal...

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. 

A Choice...

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.

A Secret...

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.

©2020 by Jennifer L. Armentrout. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"Picking up after an explosive cliff-hanger, Stina Nielsen narrates a captivating fantasy romance in which a young woman struggles to overcome betrayal.… Nielsen's immersive performance blends romance and action for an entrancing listen."
--AudioFile Magazine, An Earphones Award Winner

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  • Shannon
  • 08-11-20

Good... but way too much sex

I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 3 only because the storyline is good... but damn, she could have cut about four hours off the run time without the repetitive and overly detailed sex scenes. I don't mind a couple steamy scenes like we had in the first book, but when there are well over half a dozen and each one uses the exact same language over and over, you can just go with "..." and we all get the point. I started skipping them halfway through so I didn't have to listen to the narrator talk about "her very core" or "that bundle of nerves" one more time.

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  • 907jsolberg
  • 05-11-20

Excellent book

The release of this audiobook could not have better timing. It is a fantastic book with a wonderful plot and the narrator is on point. Can’t wait for the next book. Thank you for helping me through the 2020 election.

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  • Patricia Councell
  • 06-11-20

When is the next book!!!

I just finished and OMG it left me breathless!!Definitely rates with Throne of Glass.

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  • Heather Waller
  • 12-11-20

This series owns my soul

I've been living in this series for an entire week, Jennifer Armentrout was able to transport me into the book. I felt everything. Also, my heart dropped at the end. I felt so many emotions that Poppy (the main character) wouldn't be able to process them herself. I'll just be dying until the next book comes out in 2021. Also, the narrator? Beautiful. Stina Nielsen is amazing.

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  • mat
  • 05-11-20

Best sequal to a series i've read in a long while

Everything good from the first book turned up to eleven. It's not perfect , no book can ever be perfect for everyone, but it definitely hits all of it's best qualities and expands on them. The chemistry between Cas and Poppy is beyond good i don't know if it's the writing , the narrator, or both but every time they were together every thing was awesome, and when they weren't together i actually missed their banter. I have not always been a fan of this author's work. Teen drama being more grating for me than entertaining, but i think she hit a nice tone with this series. Still some relationship drama, but in a way that makes sense and is usually resolved with some good old fashioned communication. I admit with the way the last book ended i kind of expected this book to be more annoying than anything else. but nope it turned out great. Lol it was a superb distraction from the real world. the world building continues to be quite fascinating. The only thing i would really nitpick about, was that for a girl who wanted to be an independent warrior type she spends almost no time training. and a LOT of time alone fretting about Cas's feelings while he actually did Princely stuff. Felt a bit Disney princess..ish, likes to talk about being all important and stuff but is never actually shown doing more than worrying about whether their prince REALLY loves them or not. Also i really really REALLY want the next book, cliffhangers are not fair, and those who use them are sadistic sociopaths. lol

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  • Andrew Horan
  • 12-12-20

Wow, a lot of sex

I read the first of this series and really enjoyed it. I was excited when this came out, but I haven't been able to finish it. I didn't expect so much sex. I don't even mind sex scenes in books. There was sex in the first one, but this one feels like every other scene is a very detailed sex scene. It's just boring. Also, I feel like the plot could've gone a lot farther with this interesting world they've set up, but instead you're kinda stuck around towns or castles while the main character whines about loving or not loving what's his face, or over thinking everything

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  • lane Walkup
  • 25-11-20

Entertaining but tiring

I love fantasy romance and often get quite attached to the characters. The first book was very entertaining, but man this second book has been so excessively detailed and repetitive that I won’t have any issues detaching to the story when it’s over, I’m ready for it. The fact that we all know what’s going to happen and know Penelope’s true feelings LONG before she comes to the realization is tiringggg. And her violent tendencies are verging sociopathy lol...🤷‍♀️

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  • Riconate
  • 20-11-20

Best series ever!

The cliffhanger is killing me! I can't wait for book 3 to be released. It had the right amount of adventure, romantic tension and sex. The only annoyance is that Poppy can get lost in her thoughts, which can be a tad bit annoying.

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  • Kleopatra K. Rog
  • 20-11-20

I need more!

My goodness, this series is so absolutely wonderful! And the ending, oh the ending gave me chills! My heart hurts and I need 3rd book right now!

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  • Alissa
  • 08-11-20

A little disappointed

Overall I like this book/series, but I was somewhat disappointed. Poppy drove me up the wall for most of this book. On one hand her brattyness and endless whiney internal monologue of boo hoo, he's done bad things in his dark and stormy past. On the other, gasp! He's so pretty! Nevermind about whatever legitimate concern we were discussing, such as that pesky kidnapping and forced marriage issue. It did pick up in the second half, and I was quite enjoying it. Then the cliffhanger ending was awfully anticlimactic. I probably would have waited to read this until book three came out if I had known.

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  • FanaticReader
  • 09-12-20

worth every penny

i think this is JLA best book to date. I'm looking forward to book 3. April can't come fast enough.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-20

Unputtabledownable

Fantastic second edition to this story. I couldn’t stop listening. Well narrated. Don’t want to wait for the next book in the story. Bit like a box set that’s ends on a cliffhanger!

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  • Sam C
  • 04-11-20

Favourite book this year!

I love this book! the story and characters are addictive I cannot wait for the next installment!!!!

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  • JED66
  • 20-01-21

Very good

However... way way too much inner ramblings. And the narrator was great with Hawk in book one and at the beginning of this book, but the second half it was totally wrong. Very strange.

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  • Mrs. Katherine Gibson
  • 10-01-21

Electrifying.

This is a very romance heavy series, and I love it. Though I was drawn into the intricacies of the mythology by the end and I'm keen to seen how this plays out in the next book. April never seemed so far away, though I was grateful to fine the first chapter of the next book pre released on J.L.A's website Poppy rolling over the same thoughts so much can get a bit repetitive, but I'm definitely re-listen at least once before April comes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-01-21

AMAZING!!!!

This is the only book series that has ever come close to giving me the same feels as I felt while reading Sarah J. Mass’s books so if you are a fan of her then you will not be disappointed by this book series I cannot even try and explain how good it is because i am simply speechless

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  • Louise Waller
  • 09-12-20

wow

absolutely outstanding! didn't realised there was going to be another book so was worried that the ending would be rushed... what a cliff hanger!! cant wait for the next

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  • Jennifer Bedlington
  • 09-12-20

oh no I finished it 😢

loved it now I have to wait till April im so sad what will I do now

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  • Louise Letsche
  • 06-12-20

what a story

loved this alot. struggled to read it physically as I was intimidated by the size of it, so got the audio book. loved the narrator, she did a great job as poppy, but what I didn't like so much was the English accents that everyone had, bar poppy. it was a little weird, but got used to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-20

When is the next book???

Wow! When is the next book coming out?! Although the length of the back and forth thoughts Poppy had with herself, fantastic book!

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  • 06-12-20

Loved it!

great story with exceptional narration. Can't wait to start the next book. Highly recommend this series.

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  • 03-12-20

As addictive as it’s precursor

Loved it! Very fiery, addictive and funny. It has its cliches but that’s totally okay, and I am unashamed to say, I love that cheesy ness. The performance was good too, the narrator’s rendition of Casteel sometimes cracks me up a bit, but she still does an awesome job. Finished with another cliffhanger, so I’m rather eager to listen to the next instalment when it is released next year.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-21

Captivating the whole time

I loved the whole story and the progression of the plot, and Stina Neilson brings every single character to life beautifully and I can not think of a more perfect narrator. I cant wait until book 3!

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  • Carli Van Wyk
  • 03-01-21

Even better than the first!

Woah! That ending... The performance was incredible by Stina Nielsen again. But the story was something else. So gripping and intricate, character development was good, maybe a bit drawn out but engaging nonetheless. But the world building is so original and curious. I can see a film series being done on this. Was about to buy the third but it's not out yet!!! The agony!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-21

Exciting

I liked it more than the first one I was on the edge needing to know what happened next I have to know what happens bring on the next one now 😁

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-12-20

Absolute beauty

Thoroughly enjoyed book 1 and eagerly chowed down book 2. The blooming of their love in this one is inspiring and truly envious. Greatly looking forward to the next book!!! Already pre-ordered...

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  • Kelly
  • 24-12-20

Cannot wait for the next book!

Well, that ending was spectacularly nail biting, talk about leaving me hanging out for more! Poppy and Casteel make for very addictive reading in A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire. Poppy is still the fierce and determined fighter that we saw in From Blood and Ash, but her abilities are evolving and growing in power. The attraction between these 2 is so intense, and just waiting for Poppy to stab or punch Casteel kept me glued to the pages. He does seem to adore her violent side........"You're an absolutely stunning, murderous little creature". I'm ready for so much more on the Wolven and Kieran in the next instalment. Some of the Wolven were the most accepting towards Poppy, and after that ending it will be interesting to see what happens next. The Narrator is really good, very much enjoyed listening to her across the storylines of books 1 & 2.

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  • Danielle Ross
  • 11-12-20

Great listen

I found this second book just as great as the first. Jennifer L. Armentrout had me hanging off every word. Stina Nielsen’s performance was outstanding. Can’t wait for book 3

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-20

yus! it was riviting. well written, well read.

thoroughly enjoyed it. romantic and magical. sassy naughty without going overboard and some really nice history and back story building up to a neat ending. cant wait for book 3

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  • Bonita
  • 02-12-20

loved this and can't wait for the next book!

This story sucked me in. It wasn't hard to listen to, the narrator did a great job. A nice easy listen with a couple of twists.