Author(s): Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #9,
Also in this series: Of Flame and Promise (Weird Girls, #6, Flame #0.5), Of Flame and Light (Weird Girls, #7; Flame, #1), Of Flame and Fate (Weird Girls, #8; Flame, #2), Touch of Evil
Published by Cecy Robson LLC on March 24, 2020
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook, ARC
Reading Challenges: New Release
Taran Wird, the loudmouth mistress of flame and lightning, didn’t want to attend the formal gathering of the supernatural elite. She did so only to help to unite the supreme beings in attendance in one common goal: protecting Taran’s sister, Celia.
Celia is pregnant with alpha werewolf Aric Connor’s child, the same child prophesized to save the world from uprising evil. Evil wants this child dead before he is born and, more importantly, before he can grow strong enough to stop it.
Taran and her werewolf lover, Gemini, put plans in place to protect Celia. Master Vampire Misha Aleksandr and his clan also swear their allegiance to Celia and vow to keep her from harm. The witches even cast protection spells around the manor to curse anyone with malintent who enters. Nothing was supposed to go wrong, except everything did.
Creatures that shouldn’t exist stalk the grounds and invade the premises, and every curse meant to shield the guests turns against them. No one counted on the powerful being who arrived uninvited. But he’s here, manipulating the magic enclosing the estate to work in his favor.
As body counts rise and allies become enemies, chances are Celia won’t survive the night. But evil never counted on how hard Taran Wird would fight, even at the expense of her life.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Today I am excited to share OF FLAME AND FURY, Taran’s final book in the Weird Girls & Flame Urban Fantasy series by International & Award Winning author Cecy Robson. Come find out why fans love this fast-paced, character driven series.
Wow! Of Flame and Fury proved to be an awesome read and a great conclusion to Gemini and Taran’s story. However, this is not the end of the series as the ending hinted of more to come.
Of Flame and Fury is book 9 in the Weird Girls series and the third book which features Taran as the principal character. The focus of this installment was on protecting Celia’s baby. All the powerful supernatural beings came together to ensure the safety of the child that was prophesied as being their saviour. They put plans in place and cast protection spells, however something sinister breached their inner sanctum, placing everyone in a dangerous situation with no hope of survival. However, Taran was not about to let evil win. She would protect those she loved at the risk of her own life.
Throughout the series, Tarin has matured. She still spews snarky comments, but she no longer allowed her fears to rule her. The witches and the vamps no longer look down on her, and her relationship with Gemini has grown exponentially. In this book, readers will see how powerful Tarin had become. Although the story centered on Taran, the secondary characters played an important role in moving the story forward.
The story hit the ground running. Non-stop action, which would leave readers breathless and hanging on to the edge of their seats. The villain’s hunger for power led to the creation of abominable creatures, created for the sole intent to destroy. Any empathy that had developed for this character quickly disappeared.
This installment was driven by action, therefore, the private moments between Tarin and Gemini were few. However, whenever they had these moments, they were tender, sweet and filled with passion.
Cecy Robson treated readers to a heart pounding and an adrenaline pumping story, which had the perfect blend of action, thrills and romance. Of Flame and Fury delivered intense and mind-blowing scenes with a perfect ending, which will leave readers feeling satisfied.
Read an Excerpt
I hurry in the direction Emme disappeared and find myself in another dark hall. Bren follows, his large feet stomping behind me. He’s worked up and so is Emme. God, I hate it, and hate the wedge it’s driving between us even more. Emme used to tell us everything, in her own quiet, shy way. Now, she’s so tight-lipped, I couldn’t pry her mouth open with a crowbar. I may end up talking to Bren. Maybe he’ll be the one to crack.
“Emme,” I call out. I frown when she appears to flutter further away from me. “Emme. Emme. Wait!”
She rounds a corner and disappears into yet another hall. I pick up my pace, passing a library and a small meeting room, only for my steps to falter when the lights dim.
I turn around, the rooms we passed are gone, leaving only a long corridor of dark paneling. Everything feels off and I can no longer hear the gentle strut of Emme’s feet. “Bren?” I say.
“I don’t know,” he replies. “Come on, let’s find Emme.”
I double back and into a wall.
“What the fuck?” Bren snaps.
The hall narrows, appearing endless, the darkness swallowing what used to be the way out.
Bren’s head jerks up. “Did you hear that?”
I don’t hear anything,” I respond slowly.
The clanging sounds from the kitchen and distant murmurs from the reception are gone. It’s just me and Bren and our increasing breaths.
“What do you hear?” I ask, keeping my voice low.
He closes his eyes, listening hard, the rise and fall of his chest growing more pronounced.
A light whisper of wind rustles from the darkness, intensifying into a pained moan as it reaches us.
“Aw, hell,” Bren says. “Stay with me, okay?”
“Ah, sure,” I say, trying to remain calm and more than failing. I turn in the direction I thought I last saw Emme. “Do you think the spells are surging now that Celia has arrived? They’re meant to keep her safe. Maybe they’re reacting to her presence.”
I whip around. The wall is gone. So is Bren.
I inch backward, my actions dimming the lights further. My right arm shoots up, lighting up like a torch and sparing me from the blackness encasing me.
My arm lowers at the sound of splintering wood. I jump at the sight of long streaks of blood that weren’t there before.
Blood is never a good sign. It leads from bad to worse every damn time. Most would run at the sight of streaking blood. Me, being me, and knowing there’s no other escape, follows the streaks as they expand into a widening pool.
My light strobes in and out, in tune with my accelerating heart rate. The horrible silence returns, adding an extra coat of eerie. Don’t be afraid. It doesn’t last. The moans resume in another few steps, loud enough to muffle my rattling teeth.
It’s cold here, similar to the chill that accompanies death and the presence of spirits who want to make you one of them.
I reach another wall. The end. I release a breath, cursing when more moans course through the narrowing space, these much closer.
Carefully, I turn around, stopping dead when the streaks of blood move and form letters.
My light shakes from my violent trembles.
The letters darken as the blood dries and cakes the wooden floors.
I jolt when something crashes on the level above. I don’t wait for more of this twisted spelling bee. I take off in a sprint, shaking might right hand. “Get us to Celia,” I tell it.
I stop abruptly and just miss crashing into a wall that appears. I shake my arm harder. I don’t typically order Sparky to do anything. I can’t. As connected as we are, she’s practically a living entity with her own set of rules I’ve yet to figure out.
“Come on, girl,” I insist. “Celia needs us.”
More by instinct than anything Sparky does, I spin, almost screaming when I see a new set of words have formed along the wall.
NYTES HAVE COME
© Of Flame and Fury, Cecy Robson, LLC 2020
More Books in the Weird Girls/Flame Urban Fantasy Series
- Gone Hunting
- A Curse Awakened
- The Weird Girls
- Sealed with A Curse
- A Cursed Embrace
- A Cursed Moon
- Cursed by Destiny
- A Cursed Bloodline
- A Curse Unbroken
- Of Flame and Promise 99 cent Sale
- Of Flame and Light
- Of Flame and Fate
- Good as Gold by Sarina Bowen - June 2, 2023
- An Armored Heart by R. C. Boldt - May 31, 2023
- 🎧Awaken the Darkness by Dianne Duvall - May 30, 2023
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- New Release
Wow, 5 stars! I really need to get started with this series!
I don’t read much urban fantasy. Sounds good. Great review.
Wow! This series seems intense and fun.
It sure is. Worth every moment.
Yes, this was wonderful to see Taran had finally arrived and had such an exciting finish. Can’t wait for what comes next with Emme.
Glad to hear you loved this one. I’ve read a couple books by Robson, but it’s been years now.
I am loving that cover!!
It is gorgeous.
Thanks for hosting. Emme’s story is next!
Great, can’t wait.
I really need to read this one!!!
Glad to hear the series ending was everything you hoped for!
I love a long series, because you really get to see the way the characters grow and change. Sounds like a great addition to the series.
I’ve read some of her rom/coms and loved them
I’ve enjoyed her and I’ve seen this reviewed around the blogosphere and enjoyed your review too. Thanks Nadene
I read this and really liked it.
I love Taran. 🙂
Yeah, she is a awesome heroine.