Synopsis: 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.
The best word to describe my feelings towards this book right now is perfection. I have read and enjoy Jennifer’s book for the longest and when this series came out and I got chills. Many authors write very good sequels but I haven’t read the sequel of a book this good in a long time. In fact, both books, From Ash and Blood and A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire are the book that sucked you in, in a marvelous ride that you don’t want to hop off of it and just keep on reading, feeling every page, every chapter, every sentence, light as a feather. You absolutely fight to put the book down.
In this book I got to that ending—I was about to write to Jennifer and ask her for the third book now please! I can’t wait to read how this story concludes.
Well the truth is that AKOFAF led me into a ride or emotions that for me, to describe the sensation, the way that the book makes me feel, I have no actual words to express it. The book is beautiful, emotional and very vivid. The world building is very captivating and you can feel the chill of the cold and the taste of blood when it is mentioned. The mystery keeps the reader on edge.
The book is capable of making you feel the sexual tension between Poppy and Casteel. There is a reason for the title Flesh and Fire 🔥. It also makes you want to explore more and imagine vividly what Poppy’s eyes glue to and in a deep level you can drift into the darkness of what they live in.
That’s what I see every time Casteel takes his shirt off and from the start of the book. With that and the dimples, also sentences like “You’re so damn beautiful”, I can say pretty much that he takes our hearts and if we were from Atlantia we would give our blood willingly.
The book also has a great humor and you laugh with the conversation that pops into the scene. It’s hilarious and I love Poppy’s multiple questions(as usual) and the interactions of the characters involved; especially Kiran. The answers he gives her, you can feel his sarcasm in the tip of your tongue and you burst into laughter with his reaction. Casteel answers better, that is if he doesn’t get stabbed before, which apparently has become something common between them and admirable to the Wolven.
But the book is not just laughter and bloodlust. It also has the unraveling mystery and darkest parts. Some parts are violent, some parts are thrilling, some are dark but emotional. Our heroine Poppy has it all.
The story continues where we left it. Poppy and Casteel continue their traitorous plan but soon as they begin to unravel truths, through questions and dreams, a new feeling begins to bloom and Casteel goes back to Poppy’s Hawk. All the secrets were no more than fights, because of the uncertainty of Poppy’s feelings towards him. Lies and complications keep on building but soon this couple let go of the reckoning for the past and begin to build a new future. A Prince and a Princess. They know Ascended wants her back only to use her. The Descenters want her dead. And the Wolven aren’t helping the cause. They only feel distrust. Poppy’s abilities begin to flourish and intensify on the road. A power awakens and they don’t understand what it is. The ancient blood of her awakes between the Kingdoms and the road. It becomes a certain mystery no one understands. The skies open and the ones asleep, awaken to bring her close to a truth, no one imagines.
Poppy since the start of this adventure all she wanted is freedom. But now she has to work on her new twist and join Casteel wherever it may lead. Things keep getting more and more complicated with different situations and she has to center on what she wants and what’s best she must balance for the greater good.
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire it’s an outstanding book that I’m fascinated and may I add obsessed with it?. Jennifer Armentrout has given us readers an amazing book of fantasy which makes me want to crave more and more, leaving me with a thousand questions and now impatient to have the next one. I can’t wait to continue reading from all the characters I love and laughing with their arguments. I can only add to this that Jennifer Armentrout has done an epic book which we can agree is a masterpiece. I love it and if you haven’t read this series so far. I suggest you pick From Blood and Ash and get on this ride.
Thank you Jennifer Armentrout for letting me review your book.
Publication date: September 1st, 2020.
697 pages Publish by: Blue Box Press