A Fire in the Flesh: A Flesh and Fire Novel - Jennifer L. Armentrout

A Fire in the Flesh: A Flesh and Fire Novel

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

  • Release Date: 2023-10-31
  • Genre: Paranormal Romance
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,014 Ratings

Description

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book three in her beloved Flesh and Fire series…
The only thing that can save the realms now is the one thing more powerful than the Fates.
After a startling betrayal ends with both Sera and the dangerously seductive ruler of the Shadowlands she has fallen madly in love with being held captive by the false King of the Gods, there is only one thing that can free Nyktos and prevent the forces of the Shadowlands from invading Dalos and igniting a War of Primals.
Convincing Kolis won’t be easy, though – not even with a lifetime of training. While his most favored Revenant is insistent that she is nothing more than a lie, Kolis’s erratic nature and twisted sense of honor leave her shaken to the core, and nothing could’ve prepared her for the cruelty of his Court or the shocking truths revealed. The revelations not only upend what she has understood about her duty and the very creation of the realms but also draw into question exactly what the true threat is. However, surviving Kolis is only one part of the battle. The Ascension is upon her, and Sera is out of time.
But Nyktos will do anything to keep Sera alive and give her the life she deserves. He’ll even risk the utter destruction of the realms, and that’s exactly what will happen if he doesn’t Ascend as the Primal of Life. Yet despite his desperate determination, their destinies may be out of their hands.
But there is that foreseen unexpected thread—the unpredictable, unknown, and unwritten. The only thing more powerful than the Fates…

Reviews

  • Kinda disappointed

    3
    By Pinkpixiewonderland
    I am honestly a little upset, I have loved every book in both series and don’t think twice about diving into this one. Unfortunately the hype was overrated.. it takes until page 345 to start getting good. Most of the book if not half is about kolis and honestly I could have cared less. Just sayin
  • Disappointing, worst book of the series

    1
    By Pezabelle57
    There are a lot of comments in general about this book and I have to agree with all of them that are criticisms. This feels disconnected from everything the author had established. Do we need to spend 2/3 of the book reading only torment and sexual assault? No. Once that part ends it’s just chapter after chapter of repeated conversations until the final 6 chapters. But even those end up repeating each other all over again. This was a total waste. So much of this book was unnecessary and feels like JLA lacked an editor telling her to cut it all down. I had loved this prequel series until now. This is just not good. It’s poor, lazy writing. Like someone who just doesn’t want to end their story so they go off the rails.
  • Trigger warning

    4
    By Ari__Kari
    I have loved every book in this series, but this one should come with a HUGE trigger warning for survivors of SA/DV. The story was beautiful as always, but this book was hard to get through as a survivor.
  • Exceptional…

    5
    By Chanchan15
    Worth the wait….sooo good. Every book in this series is amazing.
  • Came from Blood and Ash—ended up loving this more!

    5
    By AJohnsStead
    I came from the Blood and Ash series (which I LOVED), but this story has captured me even more. Definitely recommend!!
  • Disappointing

    2
    By dddrrrggg
    After the total disappointment that was the most recent FBAA book, I was hoping that this would redeem JLA in my eyes. I hoped that the reason Soul of Ash and Blood was phoned in was because she was putting all of her energy into this series. But it doesn’t seem like that was the case. ~SPOILERS~ Nothing happens in this book. She’s held captive for most of it, and we see the same situation happen over and over (Kolis hurts her, then apologizes / gaslights her- we get it, he’s a classic abuser, can we move on?). She finally escapes and we see the result of the Culling that has been built up over the past 2 books, only to find out that we never needed to worry. To make it so Ash having his kardia removed never stuck / was never a problem undoes so much and felt cheap. Idk where my girl JLA is putting her energy these days, but it’s clearly not in FBAA OR this series. This was one of my favorite, if not my favorite, YA series and I am praying that the next book redeems it.
  • Awesome as usual!

    5
    By kar3737
    Great book! JA is an amazing writer, i consider her one of my fav authors! Ive not yet read a few of her other series but if theyre anything like this one and blood n ash then im sure i will love them also. Hopefully this series continues to be great, i will definitely be anticipating the next ones!
  • So disappointing

    2
    By LauraH91!
    The first 65% of the book felt like it was completely filler and the repetitiveness was agonizing. I understand that JLA was trying to make us see how terrible Kolis is, but Sera being Kolis’s captive could have been made into 3-5 chapters. showing us what was needed without dragging on the situation just to fill up a book. The fact that literally 65% of the book revolved around the captivity and Kolis and barely had any Nyktos, was asinine. I waited for this book with such high hopes. The first 2 books were 5 stars for me, but this book was such a disappointment. Please JLA, do better for your readers and for your characters. I want to be hopeful and excited about your books again
  • Ahhhhmazing

    5
    By BridgettlovesChad
    That ending… no. Words.
  • Good until end

    3
    By Asfgtv
    I thought this book was decent until the last few chapters and it was just a recap of the book and filler sex scenes. So boring. It was also super annoying how Sera acted throughout the book, it just feels disjointed from what is said in earlier chapters to later on. Not loving this one.