Ashes to Fire: Creatures of Light, Book 2

Ashes to Fire: Creatures of Light, Book 2

by Emily B Martin

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ISBN-13: 9780062473738
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Series: Creatures of Light Series , #2
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 997,260
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Park ranger by summer, stay-at-home mom the rest of the year, Emily B. Martin is also a freelance artist and illustrator. An avid hiker and explorer, her experiences as a ranger helped inform the character of Mae and the world of Woodwalker. When not patrolling places like Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains, or Philmont Scout Ranch, she lives in South Carolina with her husband, Will, and two daughters, Lucy and Amelia.

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Ashes to Fire: Creatures of Light, Book 2 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great follow up to Wood Walkers! Liked seeing the development of Mona. Fastpaced good plot line and characters. Glad i did not go by previous low rating in buying this book. Ready for next one......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story of Mona
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At the beginning of the book we find Mona and company enjoying Mae's wedding. Soon, though, they are thrust into a diplomatic stand-off with an Alcoran messenger. The result is Mona and Mae find themselves on a diplomatic mission to Cyprien, a country "annexed" by Alcoro over fifty ago. During an attempted meeting with King Celeno and Queen Gemma to negotiate trade, they are attacked. Mona and Gemma are taken hostage by two brothers - the Roubidouxs, Rou and Lyle - who are on a mission from the Assembly of Six, Cyprien's old governing body the world thought long dead when the Alcorans took over. They want help from Mona to take back their country just as she did hers. During the trip through the waterways of Cyprien, Mona learns how Cyprien has been quietly undermining their occupier at every turn - including holding their elections right under the Alcoran's noses. She also goes toe to toe with Queen Gemma about the Light and Prophecy of the Prism. Everything comes to a head when Mona stands off against King Celeno. Where to begin... First of all, the prologue introduces you to Rou. *swoon* I saw him first ladies! Rou is a charismatic messenger for the Assembly of Six. He and his twin brother Lyle - a quiet, moody, scientist-type - work for the Assembly passing messages along the waterways and now, apparently, kidnapping monarchs. From the first meeting with Rou and a fish in the face to the final showdown with Celeno, Rou's character has quite a few surprises under his sleeves. What I love about this book is not just the characters, but how religion is seen by each character. Being Unitarian Universaltist, I rooted for Mona's questioning stance on the Light and the Prophecy but also found comfort in how Rou sees the Light in the individual. Though I like the character of Gemma, and not just because she studies insects - go Entomologists! - I found it hard to get behind her fervent belief in the Prophecy considering how many lives have been lost because of it. And can we talk about Gemma for a minute - there is so much I want to know. She has a lot she's hiding. Some of her secrets are revealed but it doesn't help me unravel her character. TELL ME YOUR SECRETS! In the end, Ashes to Fire is just as exciting a read as Woodwalker but for me there is more depth to it. While Mae was on a mission, Mona is thrust into a situation she has little control over. Mona was raised to be a queen, to be a country, and much of what she was taught is tested in this book. But as the saying goes, "Hotter fire, stronger steel."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1st book in the series was good but I am having a very hard time caring about this one. I just generally dislike the queen, which seems to be a carry over from the last book. She still just seems immature and unlikable. Will have to force myself to finish some time, but not today.