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Flame in the Dark

Soulwood, Book 3
Written by: Faith Hunter
Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
Series: Soulwood, Book 3
Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
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Set in the same world as Faith Hunter's New York Times best-selling Jane Yellowrock novels, the third, thrilling Soulwood novel stars Nell Ingram, who draws her powers from deep within the earth.

Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she's been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth. When she met Jane Yellowrock, her entire life changed, and she was recruited into PsyLED - the Homeland Security division that polices paranormals. But now her newly formed unit is about to take on its toughest case yet.

A powerful senator barely survives an assassination attempt that leaves many others dead - and the house he was visiting burns to the ground. Invisible to security cameras, the assassin literally disappears, and Nell's team is called in. As they track a killer they know is more - or less - than human, they unravel a web of dark intrigue and malevolent motives that tests them to their limits and beyond.

©2017 Faith Hunter (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Christian Zeal does NOT Detract. Another Hit

I love this series. I struggled to restrain from reading non-stop, not finishing, this novel.

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a story to remember

though there are times when some of the writing style irked me, I still love the series. It's full of angst, growth, love, heartbreak and best of all I usually can't figure out the plot completely before it's revealed.

Thank you for writing this.

And Khristine Hvam, you are my favourite. I often look for books with your voice. knowing that you would add real emotion and wondered to the story as you tell it!

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Never disappointed

Faith has out done herself once again. Kristine narrative sucked me in as always.
Loving how the two series intertwine with each other.
Love vamps and other mystical creatures then the Faith Hunter series Soul Wood is for you..... Jane Yellowrock intermingles with soul would series listen to them both.

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  • LexiLikesLiterature
  • 2017-12-15

Soft and Fluffy :-)

Not a review. Just my thoughts.

First off Kristine Hvam is EXCELLENT. She is my #1 Narrator. Ok now to this book.

For some reason I find it hard to write reviews of the Soulwood series. It's not bad. I pre-ordered this audible book and saved it for the weekend so I could listen in peace. It was slow paced but I was still entertained for the most part. The "investigation" I found boring. I was more interested in the magic of Soulwood and interactions with the church.... And I try hard not to compare it to Jane Yellowrock, but it always happens. I know that Faith Hunter is trying to keep the characters separate and different in their demeanor. I do understand that Nell is a softer more girly girl type character.

With that being said... this story wasn't bad per say. But it was slow and I felt like I was being forced to feel things that hadn't been earned by these characters. I also notice that I can't visualize these characters well. And one of them I always forget about until she says something... can't even remember their name now. The two who are secretly dating but everyone already knows about it... can't even remember their names and I just finished the book. I have no idea what they look like or care about them in any way.

This is a the complete opposite with Jane Yellowrock characters... I can picture Leo, The brothers, and especially Bruiser ( I love me some Bruiser). I just don't have a solid picture of any of these people but Rick and he of course came from the Yellowrock series.

Again, I didn't dislike Flame in the Dark. It was a nice calming listen while I folded clothes and cleaned out my closet. But after reading it I am itching for Jane.

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  • P Chez
  • 2017-12-09

Nice Addition

This third novel in the Soulwood spin-off from Faith Hunter's Yellowrock series is a good one. This is definitely a series book and you will need to read the first two Soulwood books to avoid confusion. It is not necessary to read or be a fan of the Yellowrock series as this series has a completely different feel. I've become a fan of Nell and her way of looking at the world so much so that the story is just a mere vehicle for me to explore more about her. This story is the same. The meat behind the novel is not as plot driven as the first two installments. Nell's character exploration is driving this one forward as she cements her friendships with her work team and comes to grips with who she is becoming to the backdrop of other unknown paranormal species crimes. I hope there is more to come. This novel does feel like it completes a story arch. There is no cliffhanger ending. I only hope this completion of the trilogy of Nell's becoming who she truly is pushes another three novels into being. The audio book reading was good and unobtrusive to the story. khristine Hvan brings the story to life in a natural way and is able to show the development of Nell by lightening the accent towards the end. Nice performance.

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  • Curly's Ramblings
  • 2017-12-06

Very good book

Unit 18's PsyLed division takes on an attempted murder case involving an unidentified species. Is it arson or a shooter or both? Was it a turf war or family feud? All get answered in this story. I absolutely love Nell and her church woman speak and how she grows in this story in more ways than one. Her story is both heart wrenching and triumphant. Oh and the love interests are smokin' hot. Occam and Ben; her past ways vs. her potential future. I can't wait to see what the next story holds. Ms. Hvam did a fantastic job!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2017-12-06

Book is good, audio makes it better.

Khristine Hvam knocks Nell out of the park again. After reading the book, I started on the Audible version -- to "hear" the characters. I grew up in the vicinity of where Faith Hunter set Soulwood and listening reminds me of home.

I can't imagine a Nell or Jane Yellowrock book without Khristine Hvam. Just as I can't imagine not reading a book from Faith Hunter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-12-06

Soulwood

Lots of disturbance some kind of hacking that was a bit annoying but a good story

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  • Think about this
  • 2018-01-12

Nell digs deep to find her roots

Nell keeps learning more of her powers as she and the PsyLED team hunt an assassin out to kill a senator and his family. The problem is figuring out not only who the assassin is, but what he is, and why this particular family is targeted. Nell is just getting comfortable with her new life as a team member in the agency, when Occum shows he's interested, disrupting the solitary lifestyle she's grown accustomed to. Soon she finds herself in a personal battle not to revert back to the sheltered church ways, when a new suitor shows up. Reality strikes though, when Mud finds herself in a crisis, turning to Nell for help.
Kristine Hvam does her usual bang-up job of capturing the voices and personalities making the book even more enjoyable.

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  • Jennifer
  • 2017-12-26

Wonderful 3rd installment

This is the third book in the Soulwood series. You do need to have read the first two in order to pick-up on the nuances of this book.

Set in the same universe as Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series, Flame in the Dark starts out strong. The female lead, Nell, had a precarious balance between sophistication, maturity and the PTSD that tries to pull her back into her past life. She is trying to let go, but the ignorance and lack of gender equality still has a not insignificant hold on her life.

The story itself is well-written. Nothing less is expected from Hunter. You fall in love with these characters more and more. I would like to see more character development with some of the supporting characters. They all have pasts that have been hinted at, but I’d like to see more.

As for Nell.... I want to see her mature and accept and change the influence the church has on her. I’d like to see her finally break those ties, emotionally, and become the well-rounded character she’s destined for. I’d like to see that happen a bit faster. I’d like to see her buckle down and handle the men in her life with more confidence. I want to see her mature emotionally in the next book. She’s put in her dues and she’s ready.

The story itself is really good, a few silly plot lines, but worth the 4 stars. As always, Khristine Hvam is on point.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-12-07

Loved Soulwood Book 3

I love this series, love interests more on the forefront in this novel. There are 2. Nell's family is pulling a setup for her with a man from the church. Her kitty cat (Oakum) gets a little jealous

Nell gets engrossed with a case involving a Senators family who is more than they seem. Fire-starters are involved.

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  • Kendra
  • 2017-12-06

Good

The story is action packed and continues the story well. I hate the cliffhanger because I am dying for Nell to be happy in a romantic relationship. I can’t wait for the next book

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  • Mj
  • 2017-12-05

A MUST LISTEN

OMG!! I bought the kindle book and the audible. So worth it. Well performed! Team Occum!!!

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