Brightarrow Burning

Brightarrow Burning

by Isabo Kelly

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Brightarrow Burning by Isabo Kelly

Layla Brightarrow’s world fell apart the day the Sorcerers invaded her city. Abandoned by the neighboring elven kingdom, Layla must forsake all hope for the man she loves, a powerful elf lord now forever beyond her reach. But when some of the elves break the neutrality to side with the Sorcerers, Layla is sent to assassinate one of the traitors. Her mission forces her to confront the very man she never thought she’d see again—and face a desire she thought long buried.

Ulric of Glengowyn is determined to protect Layla from his traitorous brother, and he’ll do whatever is necessary to keep her alive, including using her feelings against her. But his game of seduction cuts both ways, endangering both their lives. To save her, Ulric will have to convince Layla to trust him, an impossible feet when her mission is to kill his brother.

For Layla, Ulric is a temptation she can’t resist, and a risk she doesn’t dare take. Years of denial and betrayal hang between them, leaving Layla caught between duty and a love that could be her destruction. Or her salvation.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154576632
Publisher: T&D Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2017
Series: Fire and Tears , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 379 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

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Brightarrow Burning 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Humans, Elves & Sorcerers, oh my! *Book source ~ Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Layla Brightarrow has been in love with Ulric of Glengowyn all her life. When war breaks out between humans and Sorcerers the elves decide to remain neutral, putting Ulric completely out of Layla’s reach. She is one of the best archers around so she is the one given many of the assassination orders to eliminate traitor elves, those who lure humans to the Sorcerers. Then she is ordered to kill Ulric’s brother Althir and almost dies in the attempt. Will Ulric remain neutral? Is he loyal to family? Or Layla? Not bad for a short story. The world is described very well and the characters are decently fleshed out. The chemistry between Layla and Ulric is off the charts and the conflict put me on the edge of my seat. Ulric seems to care for Layla, but is he still loyal to his brother? Trust is hard for Layla, but in the end it’s all worth the effort. A wonderful quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The premise behind Brightarrow Burning is an intriguing one, but the execution leaves something to be desired. At only 140 pages, the story is far too short. Kelly could easily add another one hundred pages to flesh out the characters and their world, and have a wonderful fantasy romance as a result. Instead, there is lots of sex, a few exciting sequences, and lots of infodumping. It left me frustrated.
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
Isabo Kelly has created an intriguing read in Brightarrow Burning with its unique characters in a colorful and exciting world where human, fae, and others struggle for survival. This read sucked me in from the start and I was surprised by how quickly the end arrived. There was action and romance galore but I wish we'd seen more to the story considering how nicely the story flowed. Layla has loved Ulric since she was young but kept it to herself since human/elf relationships are frowned upon for many reasons. Little did she know that he too was attracted to her. But with the tensions of war and with her life constantly in jeopardy he's now going to show her his true emotions. Their sexual interludes are truly sexy and nicely spaced throughout the story and these moments perfectly expressed their feelings amidst the constant fear of death. Layla is a strong heroine not afraid to do what must be done. She wants to be on the frontlines and bristles when Ulric asks her to stop, which he luckily doesn't do often. Ulric is physically strong and normally even tempered, but Layla brings out a barbarian side to him where he's willing to kill his own brother to protect her even though it goes against elf law. He wants to keep her safe but knows he can't force her to his way of thinking. He lets her make her own decisions but is always there to help her. Their relationship is very equal even though he's vastly more powerful and I enjoyed their interactions both in and out of bed. The problem I had with this story, and it's a minor issue, is that it felt like there should be more. I felt like I was dropped into the middle of the story with a lot happening off page. There was one great action sequence but other than that you wouldn't know there was a war going on. The villain in this story didn't appear very villainous and the time spent with him was extremely minimal. Big issues were resolved far too quickly and easily but I definitely felt like I was left hanging at the end of the story. Layla and Ulric's relationship was solidified but little else felt settled. I thought that maybe this book was used to set up a series which would explain some of my issues, but I'm not sure if that's the case. Either way, and whatever minor issues I had with the story, it was still an enjoyable read. The world was vividly depicted with a memorable and likable main couple and I was completely sucked in by Ms. Kelly's writing. I do recommend this book and hope that Ms. Kelly will expand upon what was so nicely started here.