Of Flame and FateSeries: Weird Girls #8, Flame #2
by Cecy Robson
Published by Self Published on September 26th 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Taran Wird, who commands the power to wield fire and lightning, is an oddity in the supernatural world. But neither Taran nor her unique sisters compare to the bizarre entity known as Destiny. And Taran is assigned to protect her.
Born of two witches, Destiny is revered among the supernatural elite for her acute ability to predict the future. Her biggest prophecy involves Taran’s sister, Celia, whom Destiny decreed will bear children strong enough to take on the evil that’s rising. Yet Destiny is not alone in her predictions, or individuality.
When Johnny Fate, a rock star among humans and a male version of Destiny is discovered, his powers and Destiny’s clash, triggering the start of Destiny’s demise and altering the fate of Celia’s unborn children.
Taran, her werewolf lover Gemini, and their allies must determine if it’s Fate who will decide what will become of Celia’s children, or if their lives and the world will perish with Destiny.
The Weird Girls series has been a huge favorite of mine ever since I start reading it waaaaaay back in December 2012. Almost five years later we’re now into Taran’s story, her second book, and the overall eighth book in the entire series. Celia and Aric’s story is still being told, Shayna and Koda are still working the kinks out of their relationship, and don’t even get me started on Emme, Bren, and Misha and what their respective love lives have turned into.
AND if you have no clue what the heck I’m talking about, let me recommend a little book called Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson. It’s only $2.99 on the Kindle and I highly recommend you read this series in order (see paragraph above). Check out my review of Sealed with a Curse by clicking on the book title (man, my reviews have changed over the years!).
As for the current state of the Wird sisters, everybody’s job right now is to protect Celia. With the bad guys gathering their troops, they’ve turned to hiring “assassins” to do their dirty work, attacking the highest level supernatural leaders. Taran is focused on protecting Celia but the leaders have other plans for her.
Charged with protecting Destiny, the most powerful soothsayer/witch, Taran has her otherworldly arm full with Destiny’s quirkiness and unusual ways. When Destiny wants to go to a rock concert, Taran, Shayna, and Emme all accompany her. When Destiny gets a gander of Johnny Fate, the rock star, all hell breaks loose, literally. Everyone is left scrambling to figure out the mystery of Destiny and Johnny Fate.
In my opinion, this book is very different than the other full length novels Ms. Robson has written in this series in that her other books were 50% paranormal romance and 50% urban fantasy. Of Flame and Fate takes a departure from that formula towards straight up urban fantasy. It has about the same amount of romance that a typical urban fantasy may have. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this… just thought it should be pointed out.
If you’re into the series as much as I am, you MUST read this one. The mystery of “what the heck is going on” goes on for a bit and leaves no clues for the reader, or at least dumb me. BUT the big, huge ass reveal at the end makes it all worth the read! I’m always blown away by Ms. Robson’s ability to write a great, action-packed fight scene in a way that I can clearly picture what is going on, especially when supernatural, preternatural, or whatever is involved.
And even if the ending was a bit too abrupt for my taste, I know someday Taran will get the respect and thanks she deserves. I can’t wait for that to happen!!! Soon, please?
disclaimer: I do graphic work for Cecy Robson but it in no way affected my review of her book.