Book Title: Sisters of the Fire
Series: Blood and Gold (#2)
Author: Kim Wilkins
Release Date: 02/05/19
Star Rating: Gets better and better
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in return for an unbiased review.
I am so happy I stayed with this series!. I read and reviewed the first book, Daughters of the Storm, months ago and while I liked it, I wasn’t really sure if it would pan out for me. Now that I’ve read this second book in the series I feel it has panned out in spades and just keeps getting better as it goes along.
The focus of this story is on five sisters. The setting is somewhat reminiscent of a Engish/Nordic/Viking, and the women are all daughters of one of the kings of Thrysland. The main characters are all so completely different, and the choices they made in the first book are now coming back to haunt them to differing degrees.
When it comes to reading a series, I frequently will re-read the first book in order to catch myself up on the story again. I have a bad habit of losing the plot thread in between books. I didn’t go for the re-read this time because I wanted to get it finished before the release date tomorrow, and I am so pleased that it didn’t bother me a bit. There is very little lag between the two novels even though there is a 4 year gap in the story line. The author did a great job of reminding the reader of the main story points without interrupting the flow. The plot progression is very strong.
When it comes to the characters, I still have very particular favorites, Bluebell and Ash being foremost, but this book introduces a new character, Rowan, who threatens to supplant them both in my heart. I will be so excited to read more about her in the next book, as I’m quite sure she will be playing a very large part in the story. That being said, I’m absolutely not sure what is going to happen next. I feel like we’ve reached a drop off point. Some of the major questions of the first book have been tied up to a certain degree, and this is usually the point where a story wraps up it’s threads and puts itself to bed. But this is book two. This means I have no idea where the story is going. That sounds bad … what I means is it’s become unpredictable in the best of ways.
I look forward to book three, I want to know what will happen to these women. I’ll be refreshing Netgalley constantly on the look out for the next installment.
Song for this book: Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin