Series: Elements of Cadence #2
Published by Harper Voyager
Release Date: December 6, 2022
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Magic
Format Read: ARC
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.
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.
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.
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Welcome back to the lush, whimsical world of Cadence, where folklore and magic reign. As usual, Rebecca Ross didn’t disappoint. She crafted an enchanting, beautiful story full of heart. At its core, this duology is about love and embracing yourself for everything you are and embracing your loved ones for all their flaws. This story is about honor and learning to overcome pride and tradition in order to create a better future.
This book blew me away. I wasn’t sure what to expect after the end of A River Enchanted. There was so much we didn’t know about the West. Let me tell you, Rebecca Ross chose the perfect direction for this story. Each character went on their own journey and grew tremendously before coming back together at the end. I loved learning about the different spirits of the Isle. It was fun comparing the spirits from the West to the ones in the East. I could read about the Isle of Cadence forever, honestly.
If you’re a fan of whimsical, cozy fantasy stories with romance, then this duology is perfect for you. This world and these characters will stick with you long after you turn the last page.
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