Hardcover : 384 pages
ISBN-10 : 1250208432
ISBN-13 : 978-1250208439
Publisher : Tor Teen (October 27, 2020)
“Packed with fascinating relationships, pulse-pounding romance, and breathtaking adventure, this story held me captive to every page.” ―Kathryn Purdie, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Burning Glass
“I was completely swept away with this fierce magical story of broken family, and sisters trying to survive a mysterious past. Romance, betrayal, gryphons, forbidden doorways, and devoted sisters had me flipping the pages to unravel the secrets of this dark world where no one is who they seem to be. Larson has created a spellbinding world that has all the elements I love―magic, mystery, romance, and sisterhood! I can’t wait for more!” ―Mary E. Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of The Kiss of Deception
“What a stunning gem of a story. Fans of gorgeous, emotional, action-packed fantasy are going to want to snap this up. I loved it so much, I read it in one sitting!” ―C.J. Redwine, New York Times bestselling author of the Ravenspire series
“Larson’s bold and imaginative tale of sisterhood, magic, and monsters is a deft exploration of loneliness, family, and friendship inside a citadel hedged by lies and blood.” ―A.G. Howard, #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of The Splintered Series
“Sisters of Shadow and Light is a rare beauty that will grip your heart and steal your breath away. I adored this book!” ―Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Traitor’s Game
“Fantasy readers will become absorbed in the world-building and strong relationship between the sisters.” ―School Library Connection
“Fans of the author’s earlier work, as well as that of Kristin Cashore and Rachel Hartman, will enjoy this story. Purchase for those who love fantasy novels and Larson’s other books.” ―School Library Journal
Acclaimed author Sara B. Larson continues her enchanting YA fantasy duology with a timeless fairytale feel in an original voice.
The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin are once more living in the citadel where Zuhra and Inara grew up completely isolated by the magical hedge that trapped them there. Amidst the brewing conflict between the Paladin and humans looms the threat of Barloc, who has stolen Inara’s immense power and continues to elude the Paladin who are desperately searching for him.
In this sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, Inara and Zuhra must navigate the treacherous paths of self-discovery, their love for each other, and for the boys who have captured their hearts. Together, they search for the strength within themselves to bridge the divide between the two worlds they inhabit, even as war threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—they love.
I received a copy of Warriors of Wing and Flame from the publisher via JeanBookNerd for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.
I don’t know what it is about me and reading sequels before the first book, but it seems to have become a talent of mine. Warriors of Wing and Flame is the sequel and conclusion to a fantasy duology that focuses on family, loss, and personal growth. Whereas there are sequels that leave you in the dark if you read them first, Larsen does a great job continuing the story without making the reader feel like they absolutely need the first.
Do I want the first? Duh.
You can see that whatever happened in book one the main characters, sisters Inara and Zhura, have grown tremendously. That growth only continues with this book. Between the sisters, it is hard to pick one over the other. Both are dealing with PTSD and depression over the events from book one. What is great is that you see the different ways it is dealt with and how their own relationship is strengthened though hesitant at first.
The magic system is amazing and is probably the biggest reason why I wish I read the first book. Yes, I don’t know how it was introduced, but I was not left confused with what I read. I love the concept of the glowing eyes and sanaulus. And there is something else but I feel it is probably very much a spoiler. Suffice to say, it makes Inara’s predicament even more upsetting, but pivotal.
In short, I am definitely getting book one and start over from the beginning. Inara and Zhura’s relationship is beautiful and reminds me of the closeness I have with my own siblings. Seeing the beginning of their story will only make this reading experience that much better.
Ten reasons to read WARRIORS OF WING AND FLAME
If you love stories about sisters.
If you love stories with really amazing kissing scenes.
If you love stories with gryphons that warriors fly on and have lifelong bonds with.
If you love stories with magic.
If you love stories with shocking plot twists.
If you love stories with misunderstood characters.
If you love stories with an enemies to lovers trope.
If you love stories with high stakes where you’re not sure who will survive or not.
If you love stories where characters think they undertand love but find out they were very naïve and had a lot to learn.
If you love stories that are full of action, adventure, romance, magic, a bit of mystery, and that will keep your heart pounding and the pages turning!
Sara B. Larson is the author of the acclaimed YA fantasy DEFY trilogy (DEFY, IGNITE, and ENDURE) and the DARK BREAKS THE DAWN duology (DARK BREAKS THE DAWN and BRIGHT BURNS THE NIGHT). She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband, their four children, and their Maltese, Loki. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.