She’s a huntress: Sol d’Hillerod is sent on a desperate mission through a treacherous winter pass. She carries with her the only hope of her village’s survival, and she will do whatever she must to keep her world from burning.
He’s a monster: Lieutenant Kelan Birke has spent his whole life fighting for his freedom and his soul. As his control slips, and the war rages on, he knows it won’t be long before he loses himself entirely to the fire that flows through his veins.
Sol and Kelan are enemies in an age-old war, forced to depend on each other to survive a perilous journey through the mountains. As fire melts the ice in Sol’s heart, she questions everything she’s been taught to believe, and Kelan becomes more desperate to fight the flames that consume him. Together they discover that their struggle will have repercussions for both sides of this burning war.
It was supposed to be a simple job: open the tomb, steal the treasure. And afterward, Maku would be able to walk away from the king’s court with enough money to free the girl he loves. Appius would finally prove himself a worthy prince. And Eva—well, they all knew she was only there to make things burn.
But when they overhear a plot to take Eva’s throne, they know they can’t leave the tomb without a plan to retaliate. Cursed treasure or not, they’re leaving this city in flames.
A dangerous slave, a dethroned prince, and a heartless thief.
Lark was sold into slavery as a child and can’t explain the origin of her terrible, mysterious powers. When a smuggling job goes wrong and she’s abandoned by her slaver, Lark is finally given a chance to free herself and discover the truth about her past. But her freedom will come at a great cost.
The Bruuns may have lost their throne, but Soren Bruun can no longer stand by and watch the usurper empress destroy his home. When all his efforts to help his people end in failure and the neighboring kingdom invades, Soren is left with a besieged city to save and his honor to salvage.
Maku has returned from his long journey overseas to rescue the girl he loves, or at least, who he used to love. Maku is extinguished—fire has burned away all his emotions. He has one last heist to pull off, but it’s a job that may endanger the one person he’s trying to protect.
Their twisted fates will fan the flames of war. Cities will burn. Kingdoms will fall. Fire will reign.
A failed assassination
A dangerous journey
A fight for honor.
Disaster has left Soren to carry the weight of his family's title and legacy-a legacy of secrets and deceptions. With the rise of a new empress, he has a chance to save the empire, but only if he can keep her alive. His secrets may just burn them both.
Devastated by her loss and adrift in her new life, Lark begins a journey to find freedom and family. When her path takes her to Omdren, she is forced to conceal what she is. But her pyra's power is growing, and she doesn't know how much longer she'll retain control.
Sent to Omdren in chains, Maku cannot even grieve what he's lost. But a lie gives him a chance at freedom, and new allies inspire a determination to remake himself. Maku will begin a quest to reclaim the heart he's lost and save the empire he's sworn to serve.
Only their lies keep this crumbling empire from burning.