Coldest Fire

Coldest Fire

by Juliette Cross

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Overview

Archangel Uriel is hell bent on revenge on the demon prince Vladek. To get into the prince’s impenetrable fortress, he’ll have to fight in the pits of the underworld. And he’ll need the help of the last person he can trust –– the demon witch Nadya.

There is no way Nadya, who spends her days taking care of others, expected to find Uriel on her doorstep. He seems no happier about being there than she does. But helping him means evening the scales against her backstabbing sister, and she’ll do whatever it takes to make that bitch pay.

Using the fight pit circuits in the demon underworld, Nadya helps Uriel combat his way to the arena at the castle in Russia. Only she isn’t what she seems. As a matter of fact, she may hold the key to his redemption...and to his heart.

Each book in the Dominion series is STANDALONE:
* The Deepest Well (prequel)
* Darkest Heart
* Hardest Fall
* Coldest Fire

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640638839
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/18/2019
Series: Dominion , #4
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 376,814
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

JULIETTE is a multi-published author of paranormal and fantasy romance. She calls lush, moss-laden Louisiana home where she lives with her husband, four kids, and black lab named Kona. From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance--brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes. Even then, she not only longed to read more books set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.

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Coldest Fire 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
LindaTownsend 8 days ago
Coldest Fire by Juliette Cross is the superb finale to Juliette’s fabulous Dominion series. It’s the third installment set in the saga’s dystopian future world, but can easily be read as a standalone without any difficulty. This is the story of Archangel Uriel and Nadya, a demon witch. As the story opens, Uriel is in a dark place focused solely on vengeance against the demon prince Vladek for what Vladek did to him and other innocents. Uriel has healed on the outside from his lengthy imprisonment and torture, but he remains badly broken on the inside. Uriel has a plan to exact his revenge which calls for him to fight in the pits moving up until he can enter Vladek’s pit. Once Uriel is in Vladek’s pit, Uriel can then issue a challenge which Vladek won’t be able to refuse. But, Uriel can’t put his plan into action without a demon handler. So, even though Uriel has a well-earned distrust of witches, he finds himself at Nadya’s doorstep. Despite Uriel’s belief, Nadya is not his enemy. However, she is also not eager to reveal herself to Vladek as she, too, suffered horribly at Vladek’s hand. She has been living in seclusion out of the public eye since her escape from Vladek’s clutches. Threefore, the game pits within Vladek’s demesne are not places she’s eager to go near again. Even though she wants nothing to do with Uriel’s plan, she understands his need for revenge and knows that she will never be safe until Vladek’s evil reign is no more. I loved these two and their story. The hot sparks between Uriel and Nadya were sizzling from the moment Uriel entered Nadya’s cabin. But, Uriel was so full of darkness that he could not see how good Nadya was, nor would he admit that their attraction was off the chart. As Uriel’s quest continued, Nadya’s light began to overcome his darkness. She was such a sweet person who cared for others more than herself. She had a solid reason to fear Vladek discovering her, but she never wavered from standing by Uriel’s side. I kept wondering if he would ever wake up and see that she was his light? And can they truly conquer Vladek? Fans of the series will enjoy the appearances of favorite characters from the previous books. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a certain dragon that plays a critical part. I first discovered Juliette’s books when I picked up her amazing Vampire Blood series in which she re-wrote beloved fairy tales with paranormal twists. I’ve been hooked on her writing ever since. Twists and turns abound in this pulse-pounding, action-packed adventure. The world and characters Juliette created are incredible. Uriel’s book is nothing short of epic - a spectacular ending to an awesome series. If you enjoy wonderfully-written paranormal romances with heat, you will love Coldest Fire.
Gin 14 days ago
Goodness, goodness me! This is another masterpiece of writing in this fantastic fantasy world created by the always fabulous Ms. Cross with spectacular characters and a thrilling storyline. This story finds Uriel, the beautiful archangel, on the mend after his escape from the torture by Vladek demon witch, Lisabette. Those two are such wonderful villains that you love to hate. Uriel wants his revenge and to stop Vladek's demonic treatment of humans and other creatures. That archangel is epitome of goodness! Uriel finds himself in need of help from the one person he has no interest in every seeing again, the human witch Nadya. Even though she aided Uriel when he was held captive, she's still a witch and Lisabette's sister and not to be trusted as far as Uriel is concerned. What Uriel doesn't realize is that Nadya was held captive and tortured by Vladek and was not a willing subject to the evil demon king like he thought. Uriel and Nadya have so much in common as they both endured atrocities at the hands of the demon king and Lisabette. Nadya doesn't hesitate to help Uriel even at great risk to herself. It doesn't take long for Uriel to see the true goodness and light that is Nadya and, of course, who wouldn't be all tingly in the presence of the sexy golden archangel. He's the bomb! As they plan Vladek's downfall, the attraction and love between the two grows into a beautiful romance. Spine-tingling chemistry and a sweet connection. I was a goner when Uriel used his special magic to heal Nadya of her scars from her time with Vladek. And there's some sexy role playing as Uriel works his way through the demon fighting pits to get to Vladek. Lots of tense action and a heart-stopping thrill ride as they finally reach their goal and the ultimate fight with Vladek that puts Nadya in danger and Uriel calling all his heavenly resources to defeat evil. All the old crew is there for the final battle and it's spellbinding, nail biting excitement. Another epic battle in this outstanding series. I can't believe this is the last story. What about the hunky Maximus and the German rocker demon brothers and the fierce humans? I want their stories! Maybe a new series? I hope so because this left me wanting more of the fantastic world where heaven and hell is unleashed on earth and angels and humans fight the demons for dominance in the timeless story of good versus evil. Plus all the swoon-worthy creatures and heart-melting romance. Absolutely terrific! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC.
AliciaSplendeur 14 days ago
Do you love angels? Then this Archangel might leave you feeling very swoony. A little warning though, this book is the third in a series. So I did feel like lost about the war going on in this world. But this book is a stand-alone, so you never truly feel lost. Archangel Uriel has plans to end demon prince Vladek. In order to get close to him, he must fight in the pits of the underworld. And he'll need help----from witch Nadya. But can he trust her? Stepping foot in the underworld is the last thing Nadya wants to do. But she feels the need to help her friends even if it means helping the archangel. I love paranormal, angels, etc, so this book had all the right elements for me to enjoy. This story moved so well that before I knew it, it was done. I don't know what exactly to say with spoiling too much. The action is good. Watching them fall in love is good too. I loved when he finds out Nadya's secret, how his fierce love for her never wavers. This is my first time reading anything from Juilette Cross and I looking forward to reading the other books in this series. Also her back catalog. #ColdestFire #NetGalley #EntangledPublishing
BarbTRC 14 days ago
Coldest Fire by Juliette Cross is the 4th and final book in her fantastic urban fantasy Dominion series. I cannot say enough about Juliette Cross, and how each and every time I read one of her fantastic books, she grabs hold of me at the first page and never ever lets go until the very end. Bravo, Juliette, as Coldest Fire was sensational, and now I have to grieve that this series is over. ☹ Nadya is our heroine, whom we had met previously; she is a demon witch and has helped Dommiel and others in earlier stories. This is now her turn, but she never expected to find it in the Archangel Uriel. When Dommiel and Anya go to Nadya for her help, she is shocked to see Uriel arrive right behind them. Uriel, having recently been freed from being tortured by the Demon King, Vladek and Lisabette (evil demon witch), is hell bent on revenge at any cost. He wants to kill Vladek, and because he trusts Dommiel, he agrees that he needs the help of Nadya, but he doesn’t plan on trusting any witch. Uriel’s plan, especially now that he is healed and back in great shape, is to join the fighting pits, working his way to Vladek’s pit. Nadya is willing to help, but she has her own skeleton’s, and does not want to come close to wherever Vladek is. She too was a prisoner of Vladek, who not only tortured her, but kept her as his concubine. Lisabette (who was actually her evil sister), also helped put Nadya in harm’s way with Vladek, until she was able to escape and hide in a small-town helping others. When Nadya goes with Uriel to meet with her demon friend Skaal, they work with Uriel on a plan to get him into the fighting pits. In a short time, Uriel begins to see that Nadya is not what he thought she was as a witch, and slowly but surely as they spend more time together, he finds his cold heart beginning to melt. Nadya also finds herself falling for Uriel, and his kindness in helping others, especially humans. What follows is a fascinating story, as we follow Uriel and Nadya, as they travel to each of the fighting pits, with Uriel in dangerous situations, but also winning to keep him moving toward Vladek. Nadya in disguise begins to become leery, as she sees someone from the past, who is one of Vladek’s men. But she is determined to help Uriel, even if she is putting her own life in danger. The romance between Nadya and Uriel was scorching hot, and they made such a great couple, especially since both never thought they would find love in each other. I loved them both together. It was great to spend time with all our favorites, such as Dommiel, Anya, George, Kat, Bone, Xander and Skaal. I also enjoyed Circe, Uriel’s dragon. When the situation became threatening and lives on the line, they all teamed up with Uriel and Nadya to find a way to defeat Vladek. Coldest Fire was another heart stopping, pulse pounding, action packed, intense exciting thriller that Juliette always gives us. I was unable to put the book down, as besides the intense emotional thriller, I loved watching Uriel and Nadya fall in love. Coldest Fire was a fantastic story that needs to be read. But please make sure you start with the first book in this series, as you do not want to miss a thing. As always, thank you Juliette Cross for this wonderful series. I look forward to what she will be giving us next, especially since never fails to wow us.
Evampire9 16 days ago
He is out for revenge against the demon prince Vladek, but to get into the prince’s impenetrable fortress, Uriel have to fight in the pits of the underworld. By helping the Archangel Uriel, Nadya can even the scales against her backstabbing sister and she will do whatever it takes to make her pay. Nadya helps Uriel combat his way to the arena at the castle in Russia, but she isn’t what she seems, as a matter of fact she may hold the key to his redemption…and to his heart. What an awesome, earth shattering conclusion to the Dominion series! Uriel and Nadya are two bold, striking characters that easily capture the attention of their audience which consists not only of the readers but also the bad guys. The chemistry between them is made of strong, electrical and fiery current but the romance is quite sweet as these two wounded souls join together to achieve their goals. Lots of emotional turmoil flowing the pages along with the passion and romance which really brings these characters to life. The fast paced plot is full of energy, suspense and excitement as they enact their plan to reach the arena, knowing that once they are there, things will not go as they expect. The danger builds the closer they get to their enemy and with a couple stunning twists the readers just have to hang on to every last word of this exhilarating, nail biting read.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 17 days ago
COLDEST FIRE is the third and final full-length instalment in Juliette Cross' post-apocalyptic, dystopian DOMINION fantasy, romance series focusing on the fight for control and power- the Great War- between Heaven and Hell. This is Archangel Uriel, and witch Nadya. COLDEST FIRE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. The Dominion series is a sequel to the Vessel Series Told from dual first person perspectives (Uriel and Nadya) COLDEST FIRE follows the building relationship and romance between Archangel Uriel, and witch Nadya. For months Nadya had been imprisoned in Estonia by demon king Vladek, while Uriel found himself the prisoner and slave of a powerful witch known as Lisabette. Freed from his prison Uriel goes in search of Nadya, the witch he considers in league with the demons of hell. Uriel is desperate to return to destroy the self-proclaimed demon king Vladek but his only way to Vladek is through the fighting pits with the help of a witch he doesn't trust. After his tortuous months under the control of Lisabette, Uriel looks at all witches as a pock against the world. But Uriel needs Nadya's help, and it's with her help that Uriel will find himself falling for the woman that has stolen his heart. The relationship between Uriel and Nadya begins as a business arrangement but our couple originally met when Nadya and Uriel were first imprisoned months before. Uriel needs Nadya's connections but Nadya struggles with memories of torture and abuse at the hands of a demon Uriel is determined to destroy. As plans are made to get Uriel into the fighting pits, our hero finds himself falling for the broken witch. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without he use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of energetic and colorful secondary and supporting characters including demon king Vladek, Lisabette witch, high demon Yorick, and the high demon of Moscow Skaal. We are reintroduced to Kat and George (The Deepest Well .5), Anya and Dommiel (The Darkest Heart #1) and Xander and Carowyn aka Bone (Hardest Fall #2). COLDEST FIRE is a character driven story of betrayal and revenge; of trust and forgiveness; of heartbreak and love. The premise is engaging, entertaining and thrilling; the romance is seductive, spicy and intense; the characters are sensitive, spirited and charismatic. Juliette Cross writes from the heart: her characters are enthralling, sexy and imaginative; her stories are brilliant and intense.
carvanz 18 days ago
What a stunning conclusion to this series! I couldn’t imagine a better way to end things. Nadya has eeked out as peaceful of an existence as she can since her time with Vladek. But when Uriel arrives at her home in need of her assistance, her life is thrown directly into the battle of good and evil. Uriel is unable to forget the last time he saw the witch, Nadya. He doesn’t trust her kind but the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that perhaps he has judged her unfairly. ’He was created to exact justice on evil.’ Oh my, how my heart went out to Nadya. What horrors she has lived through, yet she was so strong. Extremely strong, even as she feared Uriel and all that he made her feel. And especially when she takes a stand to bring down the demon king that marked every faucet of her life. ”It’s just that…sometimes…the past can leave scars that dig too deep. That can never be erased. And so, we have to be content with a half-life once we’ve flown our course and made it through to the other side without burning.” I’ve been waiting for Uriel’s story since I first met him so long ago. He definitely lived up to all my expectations. After his time as Lisabette’s captive, his heart has hardened and all he lives for is complete vengeance upon Vladek. He’s pretty stony going in, but his warming towards Nadya captured my heart completely. And it doesn’t take long for that warming to turn to total conflagration. ’My, how I’d fallen so fast. Thousands of years in this world and no mortal or immortal had clawed inside of me like the lovely Nadya.’ ’When I wanted something, I didn’t give up. I only hoped Nadya was ready for my kind of perseverance. Because claiming her and making her mine was quickly eclipsing all other goals in my life.’ One of the most beautiful moments I think I’ve ever read was when Nadya shares her greatest shame with Uriel. His response is what romance is all about. This moment, this scene, is the true magic of this story and worth reading this book for if not for any other reason. But there are definitely so many other reasons. With plenty of action and drama, we get to witness firsthand Uriel’s abilities as well as watch the previous characters of both this series and the Vessel Triology come together to fight against evil. I was totally captivated by each action sequence as this author presents us with such a clear picture of what is happening, you’ll feel as though you are in the midst of it all along with this hero and heroine. This is a rich, full story with characters that will consume your heart and mind long after the last page.
Katie-Face 18 days ago
I've been a lover of Juliette Cross' books, and the Vessel and Dominion series, for a LONG time. This book is the latest and greatest by Juliette, and continues the story of what is happening during the apocalypse that began at the end of the Vessel trilogy. Angels and Demons are fighting on Earth, and humans are stuck in the middle trying to survive. Uriel and Nadya have both been mentally, physically, and emotionally abused by their captors, and both are trying to heal in their own ways - Nadya by closing herself off from the world, and Uriel by seeking all-out revenge against the demon Prince who captured him. What they don't realize is that what they actually need to heal is each other. Through the course of the story, Nadya and Uriel both realize that their comfort, and their salvation, is right in front of them, if they only have the courage to reach out and take it. I truly LOVED this story! Nadya and Uriel are the perfect balance for each other - Nadya's hopeful nature and belief that things will work out, to Uriel's physical strength and determination to make sure things work out. Between the two of them, the forces of evil stand no chance! If you like books with angels and demons, fighting the good fight, and two people falling in love as they help each other heal their wounds, you will LOVE this book! Th en go back and read everything else by Juliette Cross - you won't be sorry!
PennySparkles 18 days ago
Holy. Freaking. WOW. I knew Uriel was going to be one seriously bad**s archangel set on revenge but damn! he totally blew me away with all his alpha bada**ery. While the romance between Uriel and Nadya is a standalone and it can be enjoyed as such, I strongly suggest reading the first two books in this spinoff series, Darkest Heart and Hardest Fall. I’d even go as far as saying if you really want to know Uriel, starting with the Vessel Trilogy wouldn’t be a bad idea. Especially when it’ll explain in-depth how the world descended into the chaos it is in and you’ll get acquainted with all the players on the board—good ones, evil ones and those in between. Now, I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll just say Coldest Fire is full of action with pit fights, combat and all-out battles along with an incredibly sweet romance and hot as hell sexy shenanigans. Uriel is one powerful mofo, and although he was understandably closed off in the beginning after the ordeal he went through, he almost immediately found himself being melted by the lovely Nadya. Once he let himself start to feel and the more time he spent in the company of the witch, the attraction and connection they shared could not be denied. Uriel was a totally dreamy H, all gruff and broody, protective, bossy and alpha sweet. I must confess that I was a little apprehensive at first about Nadya. You see, Ms. Cross writes the most kick**s leading ladies ever, and I just wasn’t sure how sweet, caring and timid Nadya was going to fit that role. She wasn’t a warrior like Anya, Bone, or some of the ladies in the Vampire Blood series, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t kick**s. Her devotion to helping others, right wrongs, and her determination to keep Uriel safe even if it meant walking into her worst nightmare made her one hell of a fighter and I loved that about her. Even though I was a bit disappointed Genevieve and Jude didn’t make even a small appearance to kick some demon butt, I absolutely loved everything about Coldest Fire. This was an epic ending to a superbly well done and incredibly interesting series and I hope to hear more from this gang sometime in the future. *I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book*
Natalie_The_Biblioholic 18 days ago
I'm in love with an archangel!! When we first met Uriel, he was tortured and chained to a dark witch who had bespelled him with black magic, dampening his powers to have her wicked way with him. His unrelenting strength and his vow of vengeance kept him going. In a life full of darkness, there was one bright light - another witch with compassion in her eyes and a burgeoning need to ease his pain. But how can one of them be a beacon of hope? Once rescued, Uriel lived to fulfill his promise, to satisfy his thirst for revenge and only one person could help him deliver... Nadya, the same witch who was there during his time of captivity. I was so excited to read about how Uriel and Nadya not only got their revenge, but how they found eternal love. Cross never fails to deliver and this story definitely gets my ringing endorsement - one of the BEST reads of 2019! Juliette Cross has brought the Dominion series to a close with a fantastic bang. There was tons of action, I got to see my beloved Dommiel, and those fighting pits really came to life for me. Am I sad to see it all go? Of freaking course! Not only have I met and loved some amazing demons and fallen angels, but I just met an incredible archangel and I want more. However, I'm thrilled with everything I got and all that I've read and I can't wait to see what this author will gift us with next!
Marta Cox 18 days ago
I first discovered this author when I read her Vampire Blood series that took well known fairy tales and gave them a whole new twist. Now she's given readers this series that takes Angels and Demons and brings them crashing down to Earth ! Uriel is a powerful Archangel but he made the mistake of being too trusting which led to him being taken prisoner and now he's escaped he is out for revenge that's bloody and fatal ! Nadya knows more about the Demon that Uriel is set on confronting then she's letting on but her innate goodness means when the terrifying Archangel shows up at her door she agrees to help him. Together they go back to Russia for a final showdown but can Uriel really forgive the woman who stood by and watched him suffer ? I loved that the author gave Uriel a Dragon because it just added yet another magical element to this story. The couple are just so perfect together but I have to point out that all the characters here are just so delicious and it was wonderful to have previous couples appear in what I'm guessing might be the final book. If I have to criticise anything it's that cover because it looks nothing like how I imagined Uriel and if you haven't read Darkest Heart yet please do because that is a cover worth drooling over ! This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
MBurton 18 days ago
I've been waiting this whole time for Uriel's story and man was it EVERYTHING. Uriel has intrigued from the start. I'm drawn to the cold and dangerous characters. There is just something about reading a character like that finding his other half. This book had me giddy with how Uriel slowly thawed for Nayda. It's everything that I love to see in a couple. Nayda was an amazing heroine. I love it when an author can create a woman to admire and respect. She was such a sweet person who cared more about others than herself. She has reason to fear so much but that never stopped her from doing the right thing. She was perfect for Uriel. Their love story wasn't the only thing that held me captive. Finally seeing our favorite characters go after Vladek was so satisfying. His rein of terror lasted too long and who better than to take him down that the two who were most effected by him. I'm sad to see this series end. Every book has been captivating to read. I've loved all the characters. Each of them have been unique in their own way and brought a lot to the series as a whole. This kind of series is one of my favorite type to read. I easily get hooked on a story where good fights evil and wins. This was an amazing series and I highly recommend it for all you paranormal lovers.
caroldh4 18 days ago
Coldest Fire is book four in the Dominion series by Juliette Cross. This is the final book of this series and what a way to go out, with Uriel, the Archangel, his quest for revenge, and the woman who reawakens his heart. Uriel is now free from the time he spent imprisoned by the evil demon prince, Vladek. He has healed on the outside, but inside, he still rages. He wants revenge for what Vladek did to him and so many other innocents. He has a plan. He will fight in the pits until he can work his way up to the main event, the pit in Vladek’s circle. Then he will exact his revenge. But he can’t just waltz into these demon’s castles and volunteer to fight. He needs help getting in. That is what put him on the witch Nadya’s doorstep. “I’d always been Uriel, the merciful one. The benevolent. The healer. But no longer. Those parts of me had been cut out.” “Ending Vladek would be the catalyst to bury my hatred. Once and for all.” Nadya was a witch who had escaped her own torture at the hands of Vladek. Now she lives alone in a small cottage deep in the woods. But then Uriel was brought to her, asking for help getting back to the place she never wanted to go near again. She recognized the same pain in Uriel that she herself feels. She wants nothing to do with this plan, but also understands Uriel’s need for revenge. “She was good. Beautiful in her pristine purity and compassionate heart.” “She wasn’t a creature of the dark after all. No. She was a luminescent light like no other.” Uriel had a deep distrust of witches. But the more he saw Nadya, the more he realized how good she was. And the more her light started to melt his frozen heart. Until the mission was no longer about revenge for what happened to him, but for what happened to her. Wow, what a way to wrap up this series. I knew Uriel’s story would be epic and it was. He was so filled with darkness in the beginning. It was so wonderful to watch Nadya’s light slowly seep in, for all of her goodness to melt the ice from around his heart. Uriel was everything I hoped he would be. At first you get the idea that Nadya is helpless. But oh how wrong you would be. She is strong. She stands by Uriel’s side and together they find a way to conquer the evil that tried to imprison them. You can read this as a stand alone, enough details are given to piece together the back story. But really, you would be missing so much if you don’t start at the beginning. I have read all of Juliette’s books and I can assure you that every book is an experience you don’t want to miss. “My light, Nadya. You are my light.” “This was my paradise. My heaven on earth.”