Title: A Shadow in the Ember
Series: Flesh and Fire #1
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
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.
This was a great read, I was obsessed with this and I inhaled it! Well it took me 10 hours in one sitting but I read it all (who needs to eat?!)
Sera was the Maiden, to become the Consort of the God of Death until she was rejected and then her life changed. Now ahandmaiden that no one knows, basically shunned by her faimily, a lonely old life. Until one day she gets mixed up in something she shouldn’t!
No more about the plot but…..
Nyktos is basically just a dream man. He is just everything! He has been added to my bbf list!!! Sera was so strong and reminded me much of Poppy!
The tension between them was so hot and it was also sweet, two halves of a whole. I think I love them more than Poppy and Casteel!
I need that next book now!