Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows Series #2)

Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows Series #2)

by Sophie Jordan

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Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows Series #2) by Sophie Jordan

New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s romantic, sweeping fantasy Reign of Shadows continues in this suspenseful sequel, Rise of Fire.

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever.

Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world—until the King discovers both Fowler and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.

Now pawns in each kingdom’s political game, Luna and Fowler are more determined than ever to escape and build the life they’ve been dreaming of. But their own pasts have a tight hold on their hearts and their destinies. Luna must embrace the darkness and fire within her before she loses not only Fowler but the power she was destined to inherit.

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ISBN-13: 9780062377678
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Series: Reign of Shadows Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 500,896
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sophie Jordan grew up on a pecan farm in the Texas hill country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times bestselling author of Avon historical romances and the Firelight series. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows.

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Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows Series #2) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
Rise of Fire is the final book in the Reign of Shadow duology by Sophie Jordan. I love Luna and Fowler as characters. They are strong, independent, and they've meshed well from the start. There was a bit of a love square, but I'm not going to give much detail on that. You'll just have to read it. I didn't completely hate these new characters though. The plot moved along quickly. We're introduced to many new characters. There was a lot of build up towards the conclusion. I expected a huge battle or something big like that to go down, but it didn't really. I'm okay with that. I actually liked the turn of events that happened instead. It just all happened way too fast. Maybe it's just me, but it also seemed a little too easy. With that being said, I was ultimately satisfied with how it all turned out, and I enjoyed the book quite a bit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So i take it as that this book is a great book for me to start reading and is there any bad words in this book and can someone please tell me if this book is any good for little kids to read
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
After the ending of Reign of Shadows, I was dying to get my hands on the next book. I thought this was a trilogy, so I had planned on holding off on reading RoF until book 3 was almost out. Then I found out it was a duology... I still liked Luna and Fowler, but this time I definitely saw faults. Her blindness was something that irritated me the entire time. There were so many things she does or experiences that are described as if she had sight. Then there would be a vague mention of her special spidey sense and I'm guessing I was supposed to forget Luna was just running from one side of the castle to another without issue. No. For me, the setting inside the castle really took something away from the story. I wasn't captivated by talk of betrothals and conquering kingdoms. All of the things I enjoyed so much in the first book were missing. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it and the ending is satisfying; however, i was still disappointed. I wanted dwellers and fighting. I wanted an epic showdown, not a lukewarm situation that left me shaking my head. **Huge thanks to Harper Teen and Edelweiss for providing the arc free of charge**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved these books. Although I felt the end was rushed and there could have been a third book
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan Book Two of the Reign of Shadows series Publisher: HarperTeen Publication Date: February 7, 2017 Rating: 1 star Source: eARC from Edelweiss Summary (from Goodreads): The richly suspenseful sequel to Sophie Jordan’s romantic fantasy Reign of Shadows. Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever. Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world—until the king discovers both Fowler's and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne. Now pawns in each kingdom’s political game, Luna and Fowler are more determined than ever to escape and build the life they’ve been dreaming of. But their own pasts have a tight hold on their hearts and their destinies. Luna must embrace the darkness and fire within her before she loses not only Fowler, but the power she was destined to inherit. What I Liked: That didn't take long. Rise of Fire is my second read of 2017, and it's a two-star read. My first read, Wayfarer, was great, but this one was incredibly disappointing and irritating. I partially regret reading this duology, even though I loved Reign of Shadows. This sequel novel picks up exactly where Reign of Shadows leaves off - with Fowler trapped among dwellers, and Luna dropping after him. Luna finds him and together, they leave the dwellers' nest behind. But Fowler has been infected with dweller toxin, and he sickens quickly. The pair is rescued by solders of Lagonia, who take them to the king of Lagonia. King Tebald is cruel and ruthless and recognizes Luna as her mother's daughter immediately, as well as Fowler as the prince of Relhok. He allows for Fowler to be taken care of by his healers... because Fowler and his daughter Maris have been betrothed since birth. But upon learning that Luna is the true ruler of Relhok, King Tebald decides that two weddings are better than one, and Luna will marry his heir, Prince Chasan. Trapped in Lagonia and with no place to run, Fowler and Luna must trust each other and find a way out. Redeeming qualities of this book... it ends well. The ending is warm and fuzzy and is a hasty attempt at reclaiming the book's positive attributes (whatever they were). I love a happy ending, regardless of how awful the story was beforehand. Other redeeming qualities... Fowler is possibly the only person in this book with a functioning brain. It's too bad that he's sick and dying for more than half the book. Even then, he's still the only person that seems to have a good grip on reality. I always liked Fowler, and he is the only character in this entire sequel/conclusion novel that I liked. Moving on. What I Did Not Like: Ahhhh. Where do I even start? This book was an absolute train wreck (for me). As always, keep in mind that these are my reactions and feelings, and your own reactions and feelings might be quite different. Still, this section is worth the read! First thing - Luna. I wanted to bang my head against the nearest wall, or throttle her, throughout the entire book. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com.
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) “This is my kingdom. I’ve always known it.” This was a YA fantasy sequel which picked up where book 1 left off. Both Luna and Fowler fought for what they wanted in this book, even when things seemed dire. I did think that Luna continued to do pretty well at hiding her blindness though, and she did seem to fool people. The storyline in this picked up where book 1 left off, and Luna and Fowler ended up at Lagonia castle, seeking aid for Fowler after a skirmish with the dwellers that left him poisoned. They then got mixed up in a lot of politics and marriage proposals with the King of Lagonia, and things did look tricky for a while. We did get some action though, and the romance continued on quite nicely. The ending to this was pretty good, and I was satisfied with the way things turned out. 6 out of 10
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book series was awesome...I finished the second book the day it came out and wished it was longer so I could read more about luna and fowler's story. Sophie, you did a great job on this book/series. Keep it going!! :) :)
Gabrielle90 More than 1 year ago
This book picks up where Reign of Shadows left off. The last book (spoilers) ended with Luna jumping in a hole (where the dwellers live) after Fowler who sacrificed himself to save her. She finds him pretty quickly and they escape but that doesn't mean they're safe. Fowler is poisoned by the dwellers "toxin" which slowly, and utterly painfully, kills the victim. But soldiers from the bordering country find them and bring them to their king because one of them instantly recognizes Fowler for who he truly is. Once at the palace, the king instantly recognizes Luna because she looks exactly like her mother (who the king courted before she chose Luna's father). Fowler meets his betrothed (since birth) and Luna gets engaged to Chasan (King Tebald's son). Luna and Fowler have to hide their feelings for each other in order to pretend they are content where they are when really all they want is to escape. For the new characters, I liked Chasan the best. He kind of fell "insta in love" with Luna which was a little strange but whenever he was in a scene, I was like, I WANT MORE CHASAN! His sister was really annoying but their personalities were so different that it brought a whole new dynamic to the story. It kind of upset me that both Luna and Fowler got forced into engagements (which is a common thing in fantasy books when you're a royal) but I liked their unwavering love to each other. Even though Luna tries to force herself to move on from Fowler (because of what she found out in the last book) she just can't because what they have is something more than a crush. I really like the darkness of the world. How being outside is really dangerous. Every moment they have to be out there, there's ton of action and keeps my heart pumping in anticipation. I love how Luna learned how to adapt so she could still shoot things with a bow and arrows (even though she's blind.) I wasn't a fan that there wasn't much description (even in Fowler's point of view). I understand why there isn't in Luna's because she's blind but Fowler CAN see and I wanted to see more of the world, palace, tunnels, everything. The only other thing that rubbed me the wrong way was the rushed ending. Yes, it was nice and satisfying to have a "happy" ending, but when I was like 90% of the way through the book, I was like, no way this can end so quickly. This duology should have either been a standalone or a trilogy because she could have shrunk it into one book or stretched it out into three. Overall, I gave Rise of Fire 4 stars because the good outweighed the negative. I always enjoy Sophie's books and can't wait to read more from her!