Blurb: Imagine a city divided…a city readying itself for a war. The vampire Blood and the shape-shifting Beast Kind seek to seize control now that the treaty is broken. Only the humans stand in their way…but they stand without their Fae allies…and they desperately need help….
I chose to stay with the humans when the Fae withdrew from the City. I am a healer, and they need me. I know the odds are against them. I know they need reinforcements. But I never expected them to turn and seek aid from the depths of my past. Asharic is a powerful Fae, exiled by the Veiled Queen thirty years ago. Leaving me behind. But now the queen is dead and the throne is vacant, and Ash is returning to the City—my City—with his mercenary army.
It would be false to deny that there is still a spark between us, but I will not be taken in again. And I’m not the only one disturbed by his return. A Blood lord is poised to conquer the Half-Light City, and other enemies new and old are gathering to eliminate the threat Ash poses. To save the City, we will have to join forces. And pray we’re not the ones who burn…
Review: Fire Kin is book 4 and the final one in the Half Light City series. This one covers Bryony’s story. I was a bit surprised that this was the focus character for this book at first, because I just wasn’t expecting it. I did really enjoy the direction it went, though.
As a final book, this closed out the series nicely. All of the issues that were brought into play in all the previous books saw a clean and believable resolution without any major strings left hanging. There are no plans to return to this series, though the author’s FAQs section does mention that she may be willing to return to this world at a later date.
While I did enjoy this book quite a bit, the characters were probably my least favorite of the series. I just didn’t get quite as into them as I have the others. I think part of that was because of the impressions I had formed of Bryony in previous books struggled to line up with how she came across in this book. As for Ash, I didn’t feel like he was as interesting as the other male leads in the other books, either. Something about the interaction between the two was just a tad off for me and that kept me from liking them as much. I think I enjoyed the non-romantic part of this book the most.
As a series, I did really like this one as it was pretty different than the typical shifter or vampire or even fae book out there without stretching those differences completely out of whack. This introduced me to a new author for me and I’ll be watching to see what else she has to bring to the table.