MY ⭐️ RATING: 4.75/5
FORMAT: Kindle Whispersync
Lindon has a year left. When his time runs out, he’ll have to fight an opponent that no one believes he can beat. Unless he learns sacred arts the right way, from scratch, he won’t have a chance to win… and even then, the odds are against him.
In the course of their training, he and Yerin travel to the Blackflame Empire, where they fight to master an ancient power.
Success means a chance at life, but failure means death. In the sacred arts, only those who risk the most can travel far.
Again, Travis Baldree does such a tremendous job narrating the story, giving the characters and world so much life. I don’t think there is any other way to enjoy this series than doing audio or Whispersync. You’d be doing yourself a disservice.
That was the real lesson: if you were powerful enough, you could accomplish anything.
After Soulsmith ended, I knew Blackflame was going to come in hot and heavy and I wasn’t wrong. It’s ACTION PACKED, and seduces you into its incredible story! Eithan is definitely my favorite character so far in this series, just because of the charisma that he brings to the story. Lindon has taken a huge leap forward from Soulsmith as a likable character as well, so I’m pretty excited to see what the future has in store for him now that he’s not so annoying.
“Sometimes the game is rigged against you, and your only option is to flip the board.”
The magic system is truly something special to read. It continues to grow as our characters grow and as more characters are introduced. We also start to get a better understanding of who the Abidan judges are, and this to me is something I’m very excited about learning more of. We are getting this great story of Lindon’s journey while still getting teasers of the bigger picture at stake with Suriel’s story line.