It's been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm (ECS) has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.
And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.
Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can't do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.
Em needs help but doesn't know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen's personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?
No matter what she chooses she will probably lose - her life or everything and everyone she loves.
©2013 Stacey Marie Brown (P)2015 Stacey Marie Brown
I enjoyed the first book but the second book was even better. Engaging story line and many twists. I hope audible doesn't keep us waiting for the remaining books in the series for too long.
narrator was so much better in this book! Her performance was outstanding! Glad I decided to move forward with the series. kudos!
"PERFECTION IN the PARANORMAL"
This is the second installment of the Darkness Series, and is one of the BEST paranormal /fantasy romance reads I've came across in a long time, actually it's now one of my favorite series! The plot thickens and twists with angst, love, deaths and mind boggling moments that has me wanting more, more more!!!! I can't wait for the next book, Ms. Marie has me hooked on her amazing, fascinating, Fay, Darkling, forest creators and many more in her interesting world she's created in her Darkness Series.
"I'm Still Not Sure"
This is a decent series with a pretty good plot. But the author is incredibly long winded and takes a circuitous route to get to the point. I skipped ahead several times and was still able to keep up with the plot. I'm just not sure about whether or not I want to go on in the series. Ember is very young and I have hard time following her decision making process without screaming in frustration. I simply can't read YA books.
"Even better than book 1!"
I hereby admit I am completely hooked on this series! It's got all the classic elements of a great paranormal fantasy with tons of tasty tension too. Each time I thought things couldn't get wilder they did exactly that. I was riveted from start to finish and scant wait to listen to the next book!
"Riveting. twists & emotions beautifully narrated"
I don't know how she does it, but Stacey Marie Brown always keeps me eager for more even when she throws horrifying plot twists, keep-you-up mysteries, and gut - wrenching emotions in with the romance, triumphs and support between her seductive boys, kick-butt ladies and amusing mystical side characters. I get totally roped in, and with Michelle Sparks' amazing narration, I found excuses to work *longer* each day so I could keep listening. She has a great talent of making the story so vivid I feel a part of it. Can't wait for the release of the next book on audio!
"Oh yes! Michelle Rocks!"
What makes your favorite series even better? An awesome narrarator. I love the way Michelle brings my favorite and not so favorite characters to life! I love this series and being able to enjoy the audio version does my heart happy. Can't wait for Dwellers of Darkness to release!!!
"just flows so effortlessly"
Fire in The Darkness, the second book in the paranormal romance series by Stacey Marie Brown, picks up four weeks after Ember Brycin’s newly discovered powers have turned Seattle into a disaster area. This could work as a stand alone, but for greater enjoyment and better understanding of the characters, I would suggest listening to Darkness of Light first.
In this second installment, Ember continues on her path of self-discovery, learns more about the Otherworld and its history, and develops her skills and powers. Ember is pretty much on her own and doesn’t know whom she can trust: Eli and the Dark Dwellers or Torin, the personal knight to the Seelie Queen? And who exactly is Lars? As she is pursued by Light and Dark, new characters are introduced, secrets are revealed and relationships are tested. We get to know Ember’s friends better who were introduced in book 1.
The undeniable chemistry and intense connection between Ember and Eli carries on. And Torin is not giving up either. It’s no longer Young Adult territory as in book 1, this is definitely more appropriate for New Adult listeners now, although there is nothing terribly explicit.
I found the emphasis wasn’t so much on the romance side of the story as it was in book 1. Fire in the Darkness highlights more an understanding of the Otherworld and its inhabitants as well as Ember’s development into a stronger person. She is becoming a more well rounded, interesting character. I really enjoyed her training and stay with the Dark Dwellers. I loved their group dynamics.
I am a fan of Stacey Marie Brown’s style of writing, which just flows so effortlessly. There’s lots of action and so many twists and turns that there wasn’t one dull moment. I again appreciated the humor and witty monologue and dialogue she created, “You do not mess with a man’s peanut butter!”.
The story is once again narrated by Michelle Sparks and she continues in the same fantastic way in which she performed book 1. She really makes Ember come to life, but also has enough variety in her voice for all the other characters. She is very good at expressing the relevant emotions, and her pacing is great. There were no issues with the quality of the production.
I guess as Fire in the Darkness has only just been released on audio, it will be a little while before book 3 will be available, but it’s definitely worth the wait. There is still plenty for Ember to do and I am looking forward to listening to her further adventures.
Audiobook provided for review by the author.
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