Good morning, readers!
One of the problems with having a blog aversion is that when it clears I have SO MUCH TO TELL YOU! I’ve literally started writing three blog posts this morning! But this one seems the most critical (and technically it’s two, so bear with me).
This is absolutely my favorite book of the series so far. This is in a lot of ways the story I’ve been trying to tell. Royals, politics, war, magic, history, passion, really gross possessions! Fire in the Blood sends Farideh and friends to Suzail, the capital city of Cormyr, in the middle of the War of the Sundering. Brin tries to find a way to reconcile the life he’s made and the life he wants, until the Crown Prince of Cormyr–Brin’s father-in-law to-be–disappears, pushing him perilously close to the throne. While Havi, Brin, Mehen, and Constancia race to find the missing Crown Prince, Farideh remains behind, balanced precariously between Princess Raedra and the Crown, and Dahl Peredur and the Harpers–both looking for Sharran traitors. Then everything goes wrong.
I love it. I love it. I think you will too.
Also, someone else loved it:
If you have already ready Fire in the Blood, perhaps in hardcover or as an ebook, and perhaps you have already gotten yourself an extra copy or two to hand out to friends who would like the book as well (…other people do this, right?), then you might be more interested in what’s coming next!
(People who have not read Fire in the Blood, minor spoiler: There are more books in this series. Farideh doesn’t die at the end)
From the catalog copy: In a direct follow-up to her fourth book in the Brimstone Angels series, Fire in the Blood, Erin M. Evans thrusts her signature character Farideh into a fast-paced murder mystery rife with political intrigue.
In the wake of the war brought on by the Sundering, Farideh’s adopted father Mehen has been called back by the clan that cast him out, and Farideh and Havilar mean to go with him. Just as Mehen confronts the head of his former clan, a clutch of young dragonborn is found in the catacombs, brutally murdered, an infernal summoning circle that looks all-too-familiar to Farideh, nearby.
What that doesn’t tell you is that this story fits into the Rage of Demons story arc. So if you are curious to read more of that, more of what’s happening in the world beyond the Sword Coast, this is your book.
Also: You get to meet Dahl’s family. His grandmother is the single greatest thing I’ve ever written. Granny Sessaca 4EVA.