A Shadow in the Ember

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2021
25 hours 7 minutes
#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns with book one of the compelling Flesh and Fire series—set in the beloved Blood and Ash world.

Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort.

However, Sera’s real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasania—she’s not the well protected Maiden but an assassin with one mission—one target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love, become his weakness, and then…end him. If she fails, she dooms her kingdom to a slow demise at the hands of the Rot.

Sera has always known what she is. Chosen. Consort. Assassin. Weapon. A specter never fully formed yet drenched in blood. A monster. Until him. Until the Primal of Death’s unexpected words and deeds chase away the darkness gathering inside her. And his seductive touch ignites a passion she’s never allowed herself to feel and cannot feel for him. But Sera has never had a choice. Either way, her life is forfeit—it always has been, as she has been forever touched by Life and Death.
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Love it! If possible, read this one right before War of Two Queens.

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this is amaz

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Kirsten L.

Love this as much as the blood and ash series if not more!!

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Stephanie K.

I don’t usually read fantasy, but I enjoyed this! There was some cheesy dialogue and the sentence structure seemed short and choppy. But overall, I loved the story line and the also really liked the characters. At times, Sera was irritating with her child like defiance, but the rest of the book more than made up for that annoyance.

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elle nelson

not what I like. would not recommend.

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Leland B.

I found out about this series after binging to the last available book in the Blood and Ash Series. Love how I get to find out how Sera came to her position.

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