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Summary

My parents were brutally murdered when I was five years old. Their killer has spent the last 25 years in prison for his terrible crimes - but I still have unanswered questions. After all, I am the phoenix. When I die, I am reborn in fire and brimstone. It happens again and again and again. I have no idea where my strange ability came from and nobody to ask. 

Now another shocking murder has been committed in the small village where my parents died and there is evidence which suggests the killer is supernatural. The crime gives me the perfect reason to return to my childhood home. I can offer my expertise as a Supe Squad detective - and seek the truth behind what I really am. 

The trouble is that I might not like what I find.

©2020 Helen Harper (P)2021 Tantor

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NOW FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT

just when she thought she might get the answers she was looking for a new case crops up for emma in the village where she was born and her parents brutally murdered....with lukas by her side she struggles to come to terms with the truth...

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Amazing

On book number 4 and still loving it. Brilliant story, well narrated and can't wait for book number 5.

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  • Phx17
  • 18-09-21

Road trip makes for a Grimm-er vibe

I like this series for Emma, a strong MC with the unique power of the Phoenix, who doesn’t need a man to save her. I also like that each book brings a self contained paranormal mystery procedural featuring one or two new creatures or magics. And, I like that the series is more about magic and mystery than just an “old vampire-young girl” romance schtick.

In this installment, Emma heads to her country childhood home and confronts murders new and old. Without the London setting and the weres vs vampires dynamic, this story feels a bit more Sleepy Hollow or Grimm’s Fairy Tales… all superstitious townsfolk, moonless nights, and goosebump stalker vibes. I quite enjoyed this more intimate, isolated story, even if it did limit the number of regulars featured- it’s mostly the Emma-show, with a side of Lucas and a smatter of her Sup Squad. Still, I look forward to the next book, which promises to get back to London and the larger cast.

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  • Edward P. Traxler
  • 21-08-21

Phoenix spelled Phantastic!

One of the really interesting things about audio books is how when you purchase a book you are given suggestions to others you may like .. to authors actually that you may like. This happened a couple years ago with Hellen Harper. The other day I was re-listening to her 'Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic" series and bemoaning the fact that there were only three books. I had clicked her name at some point and found this Firebrand series. Oh my! What a great read these books are. I have always enjoyed Ms Harpers writing but she seems to have reached the tipping point and moved her writing from simply .. really enjoyable to "I can't stop listening .. don't care what time it is .. and when is the next book going to come out". Having reached the end of the current book in the series I am now a bit depressed .. but .. I shall soldier on and look at other books of hers I haven't read yet.

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  • KittyKat
  • 14-06-21

amazing!

another amazing story by Helen Harper! The series is so great. The narrator is also fantastic. So well written and enjoyable.

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  • Kaye
  • 09-05-21

I want a handsome,NICE Vamp!

Excellent series!!!Can't wait for next... The narration and story and characters are perfect. Funny,when completely inappropriate! Sexy! NOT gross,just enough. Loved it, trouble is,I have to wait until next one now see how Emma and Lucas, figure out how to think, fight and love their way out of this one! Can't wait!

Thanks,Kaye.

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  • Sandy M
  • 08-05-21

Still A Big Fan of This Series

I like Lucas and Emma together a lot. They work well together and it’s an upbeat part of the books. I liked the Druid storyline and hope some simple magic continues in the storyline.

I enjoyed learning more about Emma's past and how she came to be.

Looking forward to the next installment. My fave series, so hope it continues for a long while.

Ruth Urquhart does a great job as narrator.