September 05, 2019

#BookReview: Whispers of Shadow & Flame (Earthsinger Chronicles #2) by @leslyepenelope


Synopsis: The Mantle that separates the kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall. And life will drastically change for both kingdoms. 

Born with a deadly magic she cannot control, Kyara is forced to become an assassin. Known as the Poison Flame in the kingdom of Lagrimar, she is notorious and lethal, but secretly seeks freedom from both her untamed power and the blood spell that commands her. She is tasked with capturing the legendary rebel called the Shadowfox, but everything changes when she learns her target’s true identity.

Darvyn ol-Tahlyro may be the most powerful Earthsinger in generations, but guilt over those he couldn’t save tortures him daily. He isn’t sure he can trust the mysterious young woman who claims to need his help, but when he discovers Kyara can unlock the secrets of his past, he can’t stay away.

Kyara and Darvyn grapple with betrayal, old promises, and older prophecies—all while trying to stop a war. And when a new threat emerges, they must beat the odds to save both kingdoms.


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About the Author:  L. PENELOPE has been writing since she could hold a pen and loves getting lost in the worlds in her head. She is an award-winning author of new adult, fantasy, and paranormal romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband and their furry dependents. Her books include the Earthsinger Chronicles (Song of Blood & Stone, Whispers of Shadow & Flame).

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: This book two of Song of Blood & Stone is one that you do not have to read book one to read this one.  However, I will say that book one was very good and you shouldn't miss it.   This one is set with new characters in a parallel timeline to the first.  I really loved this one. This one deals with the Eathsingers who are all POCs and I do have to say that unlike a lot of titles this one made no apologies for this and I loved it!!  So many titles out there have an all white cast so this was a nice change.  Although race and color shouldn't really matter in a story. I liked the distinction that this story gave.  


I loved the magical system/powers in this title.  They were new and fresh and I would love a story bible that is more in depth with all of the history etc.  

Overall, I could not put this one down and I can not wait for another one. 






Go Into This One Knowing: POC Cast, Fantasy, Amazing Magical System 







"Penelope crafts highly developed characters who are distinct and sympathetic, giving them exciting and varied relationship dynamics including deep, intimate friendships and found family that are given equal weight to the central romance [...] This is a wonderful integration of high-stakes epic fantasy intrigue with intimate personal connections." - Publisher's Weekly starred review for Whispers of Shadow & Flame
"A master class in fantasy world-building.” - TIME Magazine on Song of Blood & Stone
"Penelope delivers an engrossing story with delightful characters in this fantastic opening to a promising series." --Publishers Weekly starred review on Song of Blood & Stone
"Wonderful characters, unique setting, and an engaging romance set against the backdrop of ancient magic. I can't wait to see what L. Penelope will do next."--Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Prepare to be hooked. SONG OF BLOOD AND STONE is brimming with captivating lore, unique magic, and plot-turns you never saw coming. L. Penelope has written your next fantasy obsession." --Elise Kova, USA Today bestselling author of The Loom Saga
"Set against a backdrop of myth and magic, Song of Blood and Stone is a sweeping tale of love, duty and destiny that feels as urgent as it does timeless.” - Rebecca Roanhorse, author of TRAIL OF LIGHTNING
Song of Blood and Stone is an enchanting journey through a world more relevant than ever. Wars between Gods, romance, action―it’s everything I love all at once.” - K Arsenault Rivera, author of THE TIGER’S DAUGHTER
"Song of Blood and Stone is a sweeping journey of magic, romance, sacrifice, and self-discovery. These heartwarming characters, their trials and adventures, and their love for each other will stay with you long after the book ends." - Amanda Bouchet, USA Today bestselling author of The Kingmaker Chronicles
"Song of Blood and Stone is a thrilling and complex journey through a beautifully rendered world that is imaginative, magical, and eerily similar to our own. A terrific read!" - Daniel Jose Older, New York Times bestselling author
"Great characters, beautiful writing, incredible world building." --Ann Aguirre, New York Times Bestselling Author










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