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#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns with book one of the compelling Flesh and Fire series - set in the beloved Blood and Ash world.

Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort. 

However, Sera’s real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasania - she’s not the well protected Maiden but an assassin with one mission - one target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love, become his weakness, and then...end him. If she fails, she dooms her kingdom to a slow demise at the hands of the Rot.

Sera has always known what she is. Chosen. Consort. Assassin. Weapon. A specter never fully formed yet drenched in blood. A monster. Until him. Until the Primal of Death’s unexpected words and deeds chase away the darkness gathering inside her. And his seductive touch ignites a passion she’s never allowed herself to feel and cannot feel for him. But Sera has never had a choice. Either way, her life is forfeit - it always has been, as she has been forever touched by Life and Death.

©2021 by Jennifer L. Armentrout. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Ce que les auditeurs disent de A Shadow in the Ember

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  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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What?

If you read From Blood and Ash, you’ve basically read A Shadow in the Ember, just with new characters. I did like the story, and the characters but it was just all the same. I hope she continues with a second book because I’m so confused. I feel like JLA really wrote herself into a circle and is going to have to scramble to straighten out all of the inconsistencies.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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Daddy? Sorry. Daddy? Sorry. Daddy? Sorry.

Forget Casteel my guys, daddy Nyktos is in the house. That is all. You may continue.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Couldn’t put it down!

Loved every single piece of the this book! The characters, story, romance every part was just perfectly written. Can’t wait for the next one

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    5 out of 5 stars
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Loved it

Really enjoyed this prequel to from blood and ash can’t wait for the next book

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Good story line

Very enjoyable to listen to . Will buy others by this without thank you

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I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THESE BOOKS

I absolutely love this book and having to wait for the next one is killing me! I need it now. so in love with the blood and ash series as well and the harbinger series. I really hope there will be another series that's based of blood and ash. I cannot get enough of these books!

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    5 out of 5 stars

Read the Blood and Ash series before this!!

It explains a lot of things and you feel privy to certain plot twists before even the characters know! It's quite a unique experience! Loved this book and as always, loved the narration by Stina Nielsen!

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Can’t wait for the next book

Once again Jennifer didn’t disappoint me. Laughter, edgy, beautiful, intriguing. Although I have read the blood and Ash series, it is very cool to learn Sara’s story.

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Slow Start Great Finish

Took time to get into but so glad I finished. Interesting story, looking forward to sequel.

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amazing

it was soo nice being back in the world. can't wait for the next one.

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  • Cristina Ramona
  • 2021-12-20

Beautiful

The voice of Ash is mesmerising. The book and the series I Looooove it !!!!

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Jodeei
  • 2021-10-25

A credit lost.

Okay so over all I have it a rating of 2, but I actually am not remotely close to finishing the book and have no plans to so I decided to be generous. The truth is I regretted the purchase right after I made it. When I tried to return it Audible wouldn’t let me (I’ve been in a stretch of terrible purchases) so I decided since it’s costing me a credit I’ll make it work. The problem is it’s impossible!!!! The story is sooooooooo fricken slow that it reminds me of a soap opera, but worse! At least you get dramatic character out of each scene. The performance is barely there and why am I listening to and argument about one of the characters not announcing he was somewhere before startling another character for 20 flipping minutes! Or why one character should behave for 30 then gets released, does that SAME EXACT thing so we can listen to more argument about why that character needs to behave for another 10!!! I was seriously yelling at this book to move the bleep on so I’ve thrown in the white towel. She can have my credit. I’m not letting this book suck 19 hours outta my life that I’ll never get back.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-10-22

This series was sooo needed!!

This could be a stand alone series!! However, this helps explain so much from the blood and ash series. I could not get enough. You are such a wonderful author, and the fact that you kept the same narrator was wonderful!! It felt like i could feel the familiar connection between sera and poppy. I literally have to relisten to the blood and ash series again so i can place the new info i have into the origional story and it has made it into an entirely new experience. I can not wait for March!! I also can not wait for the second book in this new prequel series. I listen to a lot of novels on audible. This is one of the few series i relisten to, please keep up the good work and bring us something as origional and lovely as these previous works. :)

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • C.
  • 2021-10-22

Too much action

I wish the author would have spent more time building the characters and the story instead of describing every movement in painful detail, especially since it seems there's an altercation in each one.
Also, go mild with kick out, swing out, it's excessive.

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-10-26

Plot is Recycled Story of Poppy and Casteele

I’m a huge fan of Jennifer, but I won’t lie I’m very disappointed. It felt like I was reading blood and ash all over again with the only difference being a change in the characters names . I understand giving characters similar personalities trait, especially when are making the connection between the characters and their ancestors . But the whole entire story felt like a rip off version of Blood an dash. (Lust, betrayal, friendships, even familial bonds). I’m even more disappointed in that we did not learn more about the bonded wolven, how craven and the remenet were originally made, how the ascends managed to manipulate and erase history of the primals. I really expected this book to explain more about what’s to come, but it really was just a bunch of rambling. This is the first book of Jennifer’s I won’t be immediately re-reading. I am looking forward to the war between two queens. I really wish she would’ve released that book instead. The only thing we did receive clarity on is the prophecy Alister was afraid of.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-10-27

Shadow of what??

I’ll give this review a 4 stars for trying, but a 2 overall. I’m deeply disappointed in Shadow of an Ember. Story was extremely hard to follow, the inner monologue was draining, and the temper tantrum’s Sera threw were exhausting.
I kept wanting to go back and re read FAAB because this is supposed to be set in the same realm but when? Is the primal god Nikos the sleeping god in the other series? Some elements were similar but not enough to actually be from the same realm. Then I kept thinking, is this the prequel- and if so- how? I ask b/c I just could not follow the dang story line.
Also, the use of modern terms was unbelievable. The like ness to modern terminology was annoying and unbelievably.
And lastly, the use of the same narrator was too similar for me. Which doesn’t usually bother me when reading from the same narrator but when it’s a new series you should switch.
That isn’t a dig at a narrator, she was great at what she did, it’s a dig on the author for choosing the same.
I hate that this review could possibly deter other readers. But I need to be honest. It wasn’t the best beginning to what I felt was going to be a great series.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Bee
  • 2021-10-20

It’s not FBAA but I still enjoyed it

It’s very similar to FBAA in the beginning. And the use of the same narrator doesn’t help. I wish they had used a different narrator. Nyktos is no Casteel but I’m still interested in his and Serafina’s story. Enjoyable but not on par with FBAA

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Eshe
  • 2021-10-22

It was okay

I had a really intense sense of deja vu throughout most of this book. In my opinion there were way too many parallels to the FBAA storyline and I kinda get why she wrote it that way but there were so many points where I felt like I had read/listened to the story already.

I also found Sera to be extremely unlikeable and immature. It was really a struggle to get through her inner monologue. She also made so many stupid decisions and had the worst attitude about it. I really couldn’t stand her but I did like Nyktos for the most part.

I liked the narration for the original series but I felt like she made some weird choices for voices in this book and every time she said the word “eather” I wanted to throw my phone at a wall. I don’t remember it being that irritating in the other books but maybe it just didn’t make that many appearances before.

Overall the book was just okay and some stuff was revealed that’ll come up in book 4 but I honestly don’t think you’d be missing out on anything if you skip this one.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Josie Scruggs
  • 2021-10-26

Similarities to the blood and ash series

Overall it was good. I would just say that it felts very similar to the from blood and ash series. I know it is the same world, but the story arch made me think about how this was all the same progression. It was super good though overall!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-10-31

Can't wait for book2

“As I said, you will be safe here. You will be my Consort in title only as we figure out exactly what my father planned for you. But this is all. There’s nothing else to discuss. Nothing else to be said.”

when in the end love must conquer all

well written. well delivered

I hope Ezra is okay

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  • Janne Harlow
  • 2021-10-24

Exploration of pre-history

The senario runs similar to Blood & Ash where a young maiden is sequestered and trained for a pre-planned outcome. The story takes place mostly in the immortal world of the gods where we are introduced to the author’s created world history and to many more god types. There is a mystery that threads through the story. There is not a powerful romance (yet) in this first book, as the main female character’s go-to response to situations is anger with uncontrolled violent outbursts. She comes across as a ridiculous brat. I am expecting that her sharp edges will soften in subsequent books. Learning about Nyktos and his world was interesting however the narrator did not give him his deep godly voice so it was difficult to imagine him as a god. He sounded more like a teenager trying to calm down Sera’s raging tantrums. There was an abundance of particulars about the author’s immortal world that at times for me required a listening repeat. I imagine that I will give book two a try as I love JLA’s writing and I expect that there will be exciting times to come.

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