A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire - Jennifer L. Armentrout

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

  • Release Date: 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 5,344 Ratings

Description

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a new 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.

Reviews

  • Repetitive, boring at times, too long

    2
    By Moses Belle
    Okay read, long and tedious in some chapters, too much repetition. I want to know the ending so I may read the other books, hopefully they are more exciting than this one. PEPPER Freeport New York June 3, 2022
  • Team Casteel and Poppy

    5
    By deeeeeeeefory
    Fell in love with the series!
  • Amazing!

    5
    By ford-08
    Oh my gosh! Such dramatic changes! This series is one I can’t put down.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By Emmie Jai
    This is the best in series! Great character and plot development!
  • Wow

    5
    By reads43
    This book was fantastic better then book 1 loved it
  • Obsessed

    5
    By LexyGross
    This is my favorite book in the series. I love the characters so much and the Story really evolves in this book. I also laugh out loud and say like awwww out loud haha. I love this series so much!!
  • Quite boring. So much reputation followed by messy writing.

    3
    By TylerPeirce
    It’s a good story line but so much more could’ve been done with it. I did end up finishing it hoping for excitement, really had to force myself though. Sort of disappointed I didn’t look forward to reading it after I started. The first few hundred pages are the same exact lines of the first book. Some parts later I didn’t even know what the writer was talking about due to sloppiness. It’s overcooked and undercooked at the same time. The battle scenes are the shortest I’ve read. Honestly, would not recommend.
  • So repetitive

    3
    By Enorman63652567
    I like the storyline but oh my gosh I’m so tired of the same situation and the same dialogue over and over and over
  • Good time

    4
    By Laura3orealis
    Such a fun story and plot. I get tired of the exact same banter over and over again, but otherwise, very enjoyable.
  • 🤦🏻‍♀️

    2
    By Gracie_Lou_82
    So many issues with this book, just like the last one. There is a good story in here, but I feel like it wasn’t a fully formed idea. Like so much of the book repeats itself that I get annoyed by it. To explain I read anywhere from 40 to 50 hrs a week. Tv just isn’t my thing. While I like the idea, it’s just captivating enough to me. I also get caught up with the grammatical errors. The editor didn’t do a great job checking for errors. I’m not completely against this book and I only kept reading due to the last chapter of the 1st book. When Casteel was like …oh hey btw we are getting married. Poppy’s reaction had me thinking …..like okay I don’t love it, but I have to see how the train wreck ends. It’s not the kind of book series that expects intelligence from it’s readers to follow plots, and events. Especially when it’s constantly repeating what happened and who people are when Poppy is in her thought process. It’s like the author was just trying to fill in empty space by reiterating events. I honestly think these books could’ve combined down to just two novels and be done. But instead it drags everything out. The author isn’t the best I have read, but I do love the characters she created for Casteel and Poppy. I just wish there wasn’t so much regurgitated dialog and murky story lines. It made it feel like the book was stalling till something interesting took place. So I didn’t find myself laughing or crying or really that emotionally invested in the book as others have been. I know these books sell for the sex alone, but honestly to someone like me that’s only 20% intriguing if the rest of the book doesn’t have enough to keep my attention.