Book Review → Cast in Flame

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cast in flameTitle: Cast in Flame
Author: Michelle Sagara
Series: Chronicles of Elantra
Publication Date: May 16, 2014

Synopsis: Any day that starts with dragon arguments is going to be bad.

Kaylin returned from the West March in one piece. Now that piece is fraying. She’s not at home in the Imperial Palace—and she never intends to be. All she wants is normal garden-variety criminals and a place of her own. Of course, normal in her new life involves a dragon as a roommate, but she can handle that.

She can’t as easily handle the new residents to the city she polices, because one of them is Nightshade’s younger brother. On a night when she should be talking to landlords in perfectly normal buildings, she’s called to the fief—by Teela. A small family disagreement has become a large, complicated problem: Castle Nightshade’s latent magic is waking.

And it’s not the only thing.

Review: I enjoyed this one much more than I did the previous two books. I still want MORE Nightshade. I really wish that he played a larger part in the series. He is such an interesting character, much more than Severn. Bellusdeo was a major part of this one, I really missed her, in the last two books. Kaylin is still my favorite and I don’t see that changing any time soon. We FINALLY got to meet the Emperor and I really, really, really want to see more of him, as unlikely as that is, I really do. I know Kaylin doesn’t want to see more of him, and everyone else doesn’t want her to see more of him, but I do. I also like that it really seemed like the Dragons and Barrani might, at some point, be able to grudgingly work together. They might not become BFFs but maybe they won’t keep trying to kill each other and maybe some of them will even come to be friends. I really can’t wait to read the next book.

Stars: ★★★★
Recommendation: Sure

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