Save the world, early and often.
Three months ago, Jan had a crash course in the supernatural. Werewolves, kelpies, elves, trolls —all real. But reclaiming her boyfriend from predatory, abusive elves was only the start of her story….
Now, Jan and her supernatural companions have a new deadline: ten weeks, ten days and ten hours until the elves are able to use the portals again. Until they overrun the unsuspecting world, and destroy it.
Our realm has one hope: find the missing elven queen, and use her as a bargaining chip.
But that isn't going to be easy...and time's up.
"The action in Gilman's riveting follow-up to the excellent Heart of Briar picks up after all-too-human Jan rescued her lover Tyler from the Elves, with help from some supernatural friends. Once again Gilman builds a rich world filled with complex characters whose motivations are varied and not easily defined." ♦♦♦♦ (4 stars) - RT Reviews
"As always in Gilman's fantasy, every war has consequences and rarely is there a win without sacrifice. Human, super, and preter societies are colliding, and no matter the outcome, the world will never be the same... and I want more." - All Things Urban Fantasy
"Usually when I read a book about supernatural creatures, I want to be like those other beings, with cool powers or immortality or magic. Soul of Fire made me realize the power in being human." - Vampire Bookclub
About the Author
Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the Cosa Nostradamus books for Luna (the “Retrievers” and “Paranormal Scene Investigations” series), a YA trilogy for HarperCollins, and numerous works of short fiction. She also writes paranormal romances for Nocturne as Anna Leonard, and her e-book novella Dreamcatcher was released in August 2008. A former executive editor at NAL, Laura Anne is an amateur chef, oenophile, and cat-servant. She lives in New York City, where she also runs d.y.m.k. productions.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Soul of Fire by Laura Anne Gilman is just as good, if not better, than Heart of Briar. I think you’d be able to enjoy Soul of Fire without reading Heart of Briar but I would highly suggest reading both since it will make it that much more enjoyable. There are moments in SoF that might be a tad confusing and throw you off for a few and that would be a shame because this is a book to be devoured as quickly as you can. Jan and her supernatural friends managed to save her lover, Tyler, from the elves and set up a truce at the end of Heart of Briar, but that isn’t where Jan’s involvement ends. The elves will be back in 10 weeks, 10 days, and 10 hours. She has agreed to help with finding out how the elves are controlling the portals and coming to their world, taking humans, whenever they wanted. If she can’t, then there will be a big battle that they must win or be enslaved and brainwashed by the elves. Tyler was held only for a short time and he is just a shell of the man he used to be. That will not be the future for all mankind if Jan and her friends can only find a way to stop the elves and their queen. And, if you thought there was nothing new Laura Anne Gilman could possibly throw into the mix, you’d be wrong! Soul of Fire is full of suspense and puzzles to be solved. Who will survive? Who will win? Will the world be saved? Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, time is running out and the danger is closing in. Will Jan find the answers before the elves come to destroy her and all her new friends? Read the book to find out! I highly recommend this to all my friends.