Series : Frostblood Saga
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Source : Publisher
Release Date : September 12th 2017
All hail the Fire Queen.
Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past…
Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fire Queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax—which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, Ruby no longer knows whom to trust. The fates of two kingdoms are now in her hands.
If you haven’t picked up Frostblood yet , stop reading past here as this review will discuss the ending of Frostblood which can be found in the blurb of Fireblood. Plus you need to read that first instalment to enjoy this second instalment fully. As who doesn’t want read a about a strong willed heroine who doesn’t mind risking death to defeat evil.
I enjoyed in early 2017 Elly Blake’s debut novel Frostblood even though it was a bit cliché. Now Blakes returns in the sequel Fireblood and this was 100 times better even though Frostblood was a beloved favourite of mine. Blake has really grown as a writer in this book and it shows as this plot is not cliché at all and turns into a bombshelled filled adventure literally.
If you thought Arcus and his secrets was enough entertainment paired with Ruby’s determination to survive in book one . This one takes it to a whole new level and I couldn’t have enjoy it even more if I tried . I loved how Blake weaved this instalment as she lead Ruby on a journey that had even bigger surprises and consequences.
Ruby may have helped Arcus reclaim the Frost Kingdom and defeat his evil brother . But the aftermath things haven’t been that fun for her . As the only fireblood left in the Frost kingdom she is tolerated because of her position. As she may of saved the kingdom from evil , she let evil out as well. The Minax is terrorising the kingdom and no one can figure out how to handle the problem. However her key supporter Brother Thistle believes she needs to go to the Fireblood kingdom to solve the Minax problem and control her fire bpowers .
Therefore she is an catch 20/20 position and she is getting bored of the treatment as whilst she loves Arcus . She wants to discover her past and learn more about her own people . This forms the basis for the second book as she tries to find answers for the problems she caused and find answers about her own past.
Luckily for her as things just start to get a little too hot at courts as Ruby can only hold her temper for so long. Kai a mysterious fireblood arrives willing to take her to Sudeisa and help her what she seeks out in the Fire Kingdom . He is total opposite of Arcus and presents her with a new challenge.
Something Ruby can’t resist.
As she knows what she wants doesn’t she and she knows her quest She wants Arcus but Kai tempts her and there is a simmering attraction between the two that may threaten to derail everything.
Fireblood was a worthy sequel and I enjoyed the second instalment. I loved how Blake took us where we expected but gave us more then what we expected. I loved the idea of the trials and the distrust in the Fireblood kingdom. It only made Ruby more determined with her quest even though she was being watched every move. As Ruby was expecting a reception and I felt sorry for her. She didn’t exactly fit in and the Queen wasn’t keen about her.
She rose to the challenge beautiful wouldn’t want the opportunity and Ruby was never a person to bback away . A chance to master her fire and train with the best was something worth a risk even though it meant having to push herself.
Fireblood was Ruby book first even though Kai and Arcus tried to steal the spotlight along with the others. Kai was an wonderful addition as he gave Ruby a chance to see how things could be as fireblood and whilst the easy thing would have shove them together as Kai would have liked but Blake didn’t let that flirt get his way exactly. Leading to a conclusion that top the last one and you have to wonder where this going to go now . I just need that book ……………………………………………