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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 confli 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.


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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 confli 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.

30 review for Warriors of Wing and Flame

  1. 4 out of 5

    The Clever Reader

    I am so happy I had to the opportunity to read & review Warriors of Wing & Flame by one of my favorite locals Sara B. Larson. I loved sisters of Shadow & Light so much! These two sisters are so badass! Both of them have unique abilities and we get to see so much more of them in Warriors. I really like that even in moments where they're separated they can still feel each other to some extent. Their bond is so strong and no matter what they will fight to get back to one another. This book is fast-p I am so happy I had to the opportunity to read & review Warriors of Wing & Flame by one of my favorite locals Sara B. Larson. I loved sisters of Shadow & Light so much! These two sisters are so badass! Both of them have unique abilities and we get to see so much more of them in Warriors. I really like that even in moments where they're separated they can still feel each other to some extent. Their bond is so strong and no matter what they will fight to get back to one another. This book is fast-paced adventure from beginning to end. It picks up right where we left off with Zhura and Inara working to bring down Barloc. They'll face many challenges along the way but with the help of their family and the other Palladin's they just might succeed. I can't forget to mention there is romance and my goodness the kissing scenes!! The love interests were so swoony! I'm going to miss this world and hope that maybe one day we'll get to see more of Visempirum. I definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good YA Fantasy!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shelley

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* Warriors of Wing and Flame is the second part of author Sara B. Larson's Sisters of Shadow and Light duology. The story alternates between 18-year old Zuhra, and her 16-year old sister Inara. Picking up immediately following the events of Sisters of Shadow and Light, things are at a tipping point. Zuhra has returned home from Visimperum, home of the Paladin’s, bringing with her long-lost father Adelric, and a team of Gryphon Ri *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* Warriors of Wing and Flame is the second part of author Sara B. Larson's Sisters of Shadow and Light duology. The story alternates between 18-year old Zuhra, and her 16-year old sister Inara. Picking up immediately following the events of Sisters of Shadow and Light, things are at a tipping point. Zuhra has returned home from Visimperum, home of the Paladin’s, bringing with her long-lost father Adelric, and a team of Gryphon Riders to the Citadel for the first time in 16 years. Paladin, who once fought a war against humans, were sent away after Inara was born which closed the gates between worlds while also separating Adelric from his human wife. *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews* https://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/20...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Stephenie

    Warriors of Wing and Flame was a satisfying and sweet conclusion in the Sisters of Shadow and Light duology. This installment picks up from where the first book left off. Barloc has escaped and now its up to our favorite sisters Zuhra and Inara with the help of their family and friends to stop him before he brings death and destruction to their home Vamala and Visimperum. Like the first book, this is told in 2 POV's, Zuhra's and Inara's. While Inara was under her roar mental state in the first boo Warriors of Wing and Flame was a satisfying and sweet conclusion in the Sisters of Shadow and Light duology. This installment picks up from where the first book left off. Barloc has escaped and now its up to our favorite sisters Zuhra and Inara with the help of their family and friends to stop him before he brings death and destruction to their home Vamala and Visimperum. Like the first book, this is told in 2 POV's, Zuhra's and Inara's. While Inara was under her roar mental state in the first book, we did not get much insight from her. Which is why I enjoyed her perspective very much this time around. Inara, like her sister, grew up within the walls of their citadel sheltered from the outside world and experiences. While not being out of her roar state long, Inara's journey is much like Zuhra's, at first her naivety is seen as a fault, but she a strong willed 16 year old girl out to experience life at its fullest, and she does. I also thought the tone of this book was a bit somber and emotional at times. Many of our characters are experiencing grief and loss and we do lose some characters. However, I loved the dynamics between all of the characters and the support they provided each other. Loss is never easy and I felt the author did a good job not rushing our characters to shrug it off and be okay. Speaking of dynamics, the romance definitely was much more prevalent in this one, with sweet, passionate kisses and angst. Raidyn and Loukas SWOON! But, what really stole the spotlight for me were the gryphons. They were amazing! I haven't read many books where magical creatures played an active role. I loved learning more about them and the bond formed between a gryphon and its rider is beautiful. I definitely could feel my inner thighs burning and the wind whipping at my face hahaha. From the start to the very end, the journey was an adventurous one with twists, romance, gryphons and a sister duo you'll root for. At times it did drag but overall this was a good conclusion. I don't think the world building or magic is complex, which makes it a perfect choice if you are looking for a light fantasy read where at the heart of the story is the love of two sisters, and nothing can separate them. Thank you Tor Teen, the author and Netgalley for the E-Arc in exchange for a review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sissy Lu {Book Savvy Reviews}

    Phew. I’ve been waiting for this book! I finally read it, and here we go... The finale. The sequel picks up much where the cliffhanger leaves off in the first book. I noticed this time around it was harder for me to distinguish between the sisters, Zuhra and Inara. This made for confusing reading at times, and I’d have to break to turn back a few pages to remind myself who it was. Maybe it’s because Inara grew so much that she resembled her older sister. Nevertheless, it was confuddling at times. Phew. I’ve been waiting for this book! I finally read it, and here we go... The finale. The sequel picks up much where the cliffhanger leaves off in the first book. I noticed this time around it was harder for me to distinguish between the sisters, Zuhra and Inara. This made for confusing reading at times, and I’d have to break to turn back a few pages to remind myself who it was. Maybe it’s because Inara grew so much that she resembled her older sister. Nevertheless, it was confuddling at times. Plus side, the numerous side characters that were introduced in the first book are fleshed out more in the sequel and this made me happy. There is a point in the book with Loukas that I squealed over and that’s all I’m saying. Plot wise, it was enjoyable but it really felt as though it were treading water until the end. The conclusion surprised me, I wasn’t sure if that was truly it or a trick, but it was the final battle and it felt a little lackluster to me. All the steam building up just to let out a little toot... All in all, I enjoyed it. A solid 3. But for a finale it left me wanting a little more.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Hastings

    Hold on tight because this story is one wild and exciting gryphon ride! Spoilers for book 1 below: Picking up where SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT ended, Zuhra and Inara are finally reunited but the cost is high. The deaths of others including their grandfather and almost Inara. Barloc has escaped with Inara’s power and continues to kill. He must be stopped at all costs. But the more he kills the more powerful he becomes. If they can find him, will they be strong enough to stop him? Larson masterful Hold on tight because this story is one wild and exciting gryphon ride! Spoilers for book 1 below: Picking up where SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT ended, Zuhra and Inara are finally reunited but the cost is high. The deaths of others including their grandfather and almost Inara. Barloc has escaped with Inara’s power and continues to kill. He must be stopped at all costs. But the more he kills the more powerful he becomes. If they can find him, will they be strong enough to stop him? Larson masterfully spins tension, action, and romance together. There are plenty of steamy kisses that will make your toes curl! And surprises that will make your jaw drop. But the heart and beauty of the story is the love and devotion between the two sisters.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Toya (the reading chemist)

    Warriors of Wing and Flame picks up right where Sisters of Shadow and Light left off. Inara no longer has her intense Paladin powers after Barloc steals them following his gruesome attack. After years of thinking that she was completely powerless, Zuhra finds out that she is in fact an enhancer, which is a rare gift among the Paladin. And if both of those things weren’t wild enough, now that the doorway between Visempirum and the human world has been reopened, Zuhra and Inara have been reunited Warriors of Wing and Flame picks up right where Sisters of Shadow and Light left off. Inara no longer has her intense Paladin powers after Barloc steals them following his gruesome attack. After years of thinking that she was completely powerless, Zuhra finds out that she is in fact an enhancer, which is a rare gift among the Paladin. And if both of those things weren’t wild enough, now that the doorway between Visempirum and the human world has been reopened, Zuhra and Inara have been reunited with their father Adelric who they believed was either dead or abandoned them. Where Sisters of Shadow and Light focused more on laying the foundation for the world building and magic and built up to an INTENSE ending, Warriors of Wing and Flame starts off with a high octane level thanks to the utter chaos that ensued, and that intensity is maintained throughout the story. The desperation and urgency to save both the human and Paladin realms from Barloc and his increasing army is palpable. The author does a phenomenal job highlighting the importance that both realms must work together if anyone is to survive. I’ll be honest, for the majority of book one, I found both Zuhra and Inara to be a bit frustrating because that was due to their isolation and naivete thanks to their mother. I also viewed the two of them more as two sides of the same coin, but that is definitely not the case in Warriors of Wing and Flame. After Inara loses her powers, that reliance that Inara had on Zuhra is no longer there, and we see Inara really start to learn about herself and become independent. She evolves from being this frightened and broken person, into this griphon riding badass that I loved. As far as Zuhra goes, I love that she finds strength and solace outside of Inara as well as renewed faith in herself since she is no longer “helpless”. The romance subplot was a larger focus in this book, but I welcomed it. I think that the romance interests for both Zuhra and Inara complemented their personalities and pushed them to embrace their inner strengths more so than they did in the past. I don’t want to give away names because of spoilers, but the blossoming romances were done well. Okay, the griphons! The griphons are back in full force, and I absolutely love them. There is griphon riding and adventures. They are just incredible creatures, and I wish I had a griphon companion. Overall, if you’re looking for a series that has fantastic world building, magic, self-discovery, exploration of sibling relationships, and romance then this series is for you! Thank you to Turn the Pages Tours for the tour invite. Thank you to Tor Teen for providing a review copy. This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Aimee (Getting Your Read On)

    After reading the first book in this duology, I was anxiously awaiting this book. The first book left off in a cliff hanger place so it felt like a rough place to end and a long time to wait. You really must read the first book before you read this book. This book picks up pretty much where the last book leaves off. It has excellent pacing and plenty going on that kept me interested in the story and invested in the characters. I loved the mix of adventure, action, romance and magic. I also loved After reading the first book in this duology, I was anxiously awaiting this book. The first book left off in a cliff hanger place so it felt like a rough place to end and a long time to wait. You really must read the first book before you read this book. This book picks up pretty much where the last book leaves off. It has excellent pacing and plenty going on that kept me interested in the story and invested in the characters. I loved the mix of adventure, action, romance and magic. I also loved how all the characters came together to fight against Barloc. It was satisfying to watch both Zuhra and Inara grow into power and confidence while the people around them support and build them up. The only little glitch I had was telling the sisters apart. Their voices became very similar in this book and because the author changes the character narrative with each chapter, I found I had to go back and remind myself who was talking. Not always, but a few times for sure. This is a fun young adult fantasy duology and I really enjoyed it. Content: peril, violence, death, kissing - I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sheila Goicea

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  9. 4 out of 5

    Allisa White

    This was a great sequel! The world was further explored, as well as the characters I loved. There were quite a few fun surprises and many emotional moments. I loved the swoony romance as well.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Marta Cox

    Well here I am back talking about the sisters Zuhra and Inara. As the previous book ended Inara cruelly had her Paladin powers quite literally ripped out of her by Barloc and this sequel catches up right after the events. The story is told equally by both sisters which gave great insight into their thoughts and feelings although I confess a couple of times I had to check which sisters point of view I was reading . Why ? I think that previously Zuhra had dominated as one, she was older but perhap Well here I am back talking about the sisters Zuhra and Inara. As the previous book ended Inara cruelly had her Paladin powers quite literally ripped out of her by Barloc and this sequel catches up right after the events. The story is told equally by both sisters which gave great insight into their thoughts and feelings although I confess a couple of times I had to check which sisters point of view I was reading . Why ? I think that previously Zuhra had dominated as one, she was older but perhaps more crucially Inara spent a lot of time lost or rather trapped in her own mind and now she’s lucid and able to form opinions and make plans. The plan is simple find Barloc and prevent him killing the humans and more critically stop him unleashing death and destruction. Sadly like so many plans things don’t exactly work out . Both sisters face challenges in this book whether because of feelings being confused or quite simply because they make the wrong choice yet the author seeks to make them characters we have sympathy with. There’s an odd triangle or maybe that should be quadrangle floating through as misunderstandings and confusion arise as to just who is interested romantically with whom. One relationship was easy to understand but I hate to say this but I did strongly feel as the events progressed that there was a strong LGBT vibe although it changed dramatically at the end. Did the author realise she was hinting at this or was it simply something she changed her mind about ? As I say it remained a sweet , clean YA read that focused on the magic of the Paladin race and the relationships that they formed. I am a little disappointed but nevertheless did enjoy this story. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair

  11. 4 out of 5

    Meg

    Wow, this book. It is one exciting twist after another! As this is a second book, I won't go into detail. There was no down time in the Warriors of Wing and Flame. We rejoin the group as they continue fighting the Jackla and the stakes are high. I feel like the first book was mostly focused on the sisterly bond between Inara and Zurha and this second book focuses more on the love interests. This wasn't a bad thing, for me, as I feel the characters gained more depth as they continued to learn abo Wow, this book. It is one exciting twist after another! As this is a second book, I won't go into detail. There was no down time in the Warriors of Wing and Flame. We rejoin the group as they continue fighting the Jackla and the stakes are high. I feel like the first book was mostly focused on the sisterly bond between Inara and Zurha and this second book focuses more on the love interests. This wasn't a bad thing, for me, as I feel the characters gained more depth as they continued to learn about themselves, their power, and emotions. This is definitely a nonstop story! It didn't lag for me at all through the middle, the author had so many interesting situations to place her characters into and I never felt bored. There were some choices made towards the end that I thought may have been rather convenient but they were necessary to end the story on such a bright note. Overall, I really enjoyed this one just as much as the first book. I'm so happy to have been included in this book tour and found this amazing author! I will always pick up her work. Read this duology if you love fast paced fantasy, romance, and gryphons!(Can't forget about the gryphons :))

  12. 4 out of 5

    Julie - One Book More

    Oh, my heart! Warriors of Wing and Flame picks up where Sisters of Shadow and Light left off, and I loved every action-packed second of it! Barloc escaped, and Zuhra and Inara must work together with friends and family to defeat him before he destroys all that they hold dear. Sara B. Larson creates a magical world with cool powers and fantastic magical beings. Her writing is beautiful and immersive, easily pulling the reader into a world with gryphons, magic portals, murderous monsters, and more. Oh, my heart! Warriors of Wing and Flame picks up where Sisters of Shadow and Light left off, and I loved every action-packed second of it! Barloc escaped, and Zuhra and Inara must work together with friends and family to defeat him before he destroys all that they hold dear. Sara B. Larson creates a magical world with cool powers and fantastic magical beings. Her writing is beautiful and immersive, easily pulling the reader into a world with gryphons, magic portals, murderous monsters, and more. Larson’s skillful use of imagery and sensory language creates a rich and vivid world and fantastically developed characters. Her books are so easy to get lost in. The story switches perspectives between Zuhra and Inara, which gives the reader a look at the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of each sister. It is fascinating to see these young women experience the world around them, especially considering how sheltered their lives have been. Both sisters grow from naive, frightened girls into assured and brave women. The sisterly bond is at the forefront of the novel, and it is one of my favorite relationships in the duology. Zuhra and Inara have a beautiful relationship, and it is clear that they love each other very much. Zuhra and Inara love each other unconditionally, and this love is their main motivation throughout the story. They understand each other well, and they remain a wonderful support for each other. I like how the sisters bring out the best in each other, and that, even though they are very different, they are also quite similar. They are intelligent, loyal, adaptable, and fierce young women who value family and friendship and find pleasure in helping and developing relationships with others. The book also explores several other relationships in the story, from a new, budding romance to the rekindling of a long-lost love to life-long friendships. I liked this aspect of the story, as it highlighted the impact that different types of love have on a person’s life. Zuhra and Inara’s confusing relationship with their parents, Raidyn’s friendships, and more are exceptionally written. Of course, I always love the romance, and this story has many to root for. Inara, her parents, her grandparents, and others deal with the ups and downs of romance. I loved Zuhra’s budding romance with Raidyn. They have a deep bond, and it is lovely to see their relationship grow stronger. A beautifully written story with amazing world-building, fascinating characters, and strong messages about love, prejudice, and the bonds of family, Warriors of Wing and Flame is a poignant and powerful YA fantasy. Thanks so much to Netgalley and Tor Teen for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Melliane

    Mon avis en français My review in English I loved the first volume and I was really looking forward to discovering the rest of Inara and Zuhra’s adventures after all the events that had taken place. Now that the two sisters are together again, they have to deal with the consequences of everything that happened beforehand, and it’s far from easy! With their allies, they will soon have to go after Barloc in order to neutralize him. Unfortunately, Barloc is becoming increasingly powerful and deadly. It Mon avis en français My review in English I loved the first volume and I was really looking forward to discovering the rest of Inara and Zuhra’s adventures after all the events that had taken place. Now that the two sisters are together again, they have to deal with the consequences of everything that happened beforehand, and it’s far from easy! With their allies, they will soon have to go after Barloc in order to neutralize him. Unfortunately, Barloc is becoming increasingly powerful and deadly. It was a pleasure to see all the characters get together, and especially to really witness the reunion of this family that has been separated for so long. Raidyn and Zuhra’s relationship is very touching and it’s nice to see them both trying to understand what they want from each other. And what about Loukas? He’s also a character I really liked! As in the first volume, the novel alternates between Zuhra’s and Inara’s point of view and if I have a little preference for Zuhra’s, I was also curious to see what her sister thought. The author offered us two very good volumes and this novel really concludes the story well!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Ward

    'Warriors of Wing and Flame' is the second and final book in an enchanting young adult fantasy duology that fans of the genre and of the author are definitely going to love. I've read several of the author's other books - including the first book of this duology - and absolutely loved them. After finishing the first installment, I couldn't wait to see how Inara's and Zuhra's stories wrapped up. The main characters, Inara and Zuhra, continued to be incredibly realistic and easy for me to connect 'Warriors of Wing and Flame' is the second and final book in an enchanting young adult fantasy duology that fans of the genre and of the author are definitely going to love. I've read several of the author's other books - including the first book of this duology - and absolutely loved them. After finishing the first installment, I couldn't wait to see how Inara's and Zuhra's stories wrapped up. The main characters, Inara and Zuhra, continued to be incredibly realistic and easy for me to connect with. I was able to slip right back inside their world within the first couple of paragraphs and it was like I had never left. I loved watching them learn more about themselves, each other, and their lives in the crazy new mixed world they find themselves in. I really liked seeing their relationship with one another continue to grow and change. Of course, I loved watching each of their romantic relationships blossom throughout the book too. Another huge thing for me personally was the writing style. I almost always prefer the first person point of view when reading because I feel it lets the reader have a much deeper connection with the narrator than any other style. I was so glad when the author chose to write this in the first person but with the added bonus of dual narratives from Inara and Zuhra both. I absolutely adored getting to experience the story through each one of their perspectives and to see things through both of their eyes. It let me get a fuller, deeper look of everything that was happening and how the girls were feeling during it all. Having the book done in the first person was fantastic, but having it done from alternating viewpoints of Inara and Zuhra took it up a notch and made it incredible. I very highly recommend this book (and series) to fans of the author and readers who enjoy YA, fantasy, action, adventure, romance, and fairy tales. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Madison

    Warriors of Wing and Flame is the second and last book in the Sisters of Shadow and Light duology. I very much enjoyed this conclusion to the series, enjoyed the mix of fantasy action (big battle scenes) and character growth. Zuhra has returned home, bringing with her her long-lost father and teams of Riders with their gryphons. But they must now face the devastation they found upon their return. Inara is reeling from the loss of her powers and the Paladin are desperately trying to track down the Warriors of Wing and Flame is the second and last book in the Sisters of Shadow and Light duology. I very much enjoyed this conclusion to the series, enjoyed the mix of fantasy action (big battle scenes) and character growth. Zuhra has returned home, bringing with her her long-lost father and teams of Riders with their gryphons. But they must now face the devastation they found upon their return. Inara is reeling from the loss of her powers and the Paladin are desperately trying to track down the man who stole them and who now poses a risk to both worlds and both Paladin and humans. Everything the sisters have finally gained could be threatened if they don’t act quickly. I love that there are only two books in this series - I’m not a huge fan of big series and so often the second book of a trilogy just feels like a placeholder. In this series, you get action and romance and world building throughout both two books. They are exciting and lots of fun to read. The gryphons are awesome -so magnificent and I loved that we got to hang out with them and their riders a bit more in this second book. They suffer some pretty significant losses, so animal lovers be warned. I really loved what was done with Inara’s storyline. I really enjoyed her chapters - the book alternates between Inara and Zuhra each chapter - as she learns to experience her world. She is also grieving the loss of her powers and trying to be as brave as her sister. Her character growth and strength was surprising and was my favourite part of the book - except for maybe the kissing. Two romances (1 was a surprise and was so awesome - loved that match-up) make for some swoony kissing scenes. All in all, a great fantasy series for those who love magical worlds, magical creatures and strong characters with strong romance. The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. Find more reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison's Library

  16. 4 out of 5

    Paige Green

    Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: Warriors of Wing and Flame Author: Sara B. Larson Book Series: Sisters of Shadow and Light Book 2 Rating: 4.5/5 Recommended For...: Sister books, duology, fantasy, viking inspired, romance Publication Date: October 27, 2020 Publisher: TorTeen Pages: 382 Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, gore, sexual content, romance) Synopsis: The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin a Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: Warriors of Wing and Flame Author: Sara B. Larson Book Series: Sisters of Shadow and Light Book 2 Rating: 4.5/5 Recommended For...: Sister books, duology, fantasy, viking inspired, romance Publication Date: October 27, 2020 Publisher: TorTeen Pages: 382 Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, gore, sexual content, romance) Synopsis: 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. Review: For the most part I enjoyed this book and series immensely. The book did well with the character development and I loved seeing Inara's voice more in this book. The world building was great, the pacing was good, and I really enjoyed the plot and ending. The only things I didn't like were that the tone of the book felt a bit too somber for it in certain parts and that the book had too much action for a tone that was somber and emotional. Don't get me wrong, it was emotional and sometimes heartbreaking, but in the action scenes I felt a little depressed. Verdict: it's a good series!!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Suzy Michael

    *I was given an e-arc of this book by the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.* Warriors of Wing and Flame by Sara B. Larson picks up almost directly where Sisters of Shadow and Light leaves off. Barloc has escaped and now it is up to Zuhra and Inara and friends to stop him before he destroys all that they know and love. The plot was very well written for the most part, although there were a few parts that got a bit wordy and it felt like the author used that as filler until the co *I was given an e-arc of this book by the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.* Warriors of Wing and Flame by Sara B. Larson picks up almost directly where Sisters of Shadow and Light leaves off. Barloc has escaped and now it is up to Zuhra and Inara and friends to stop him before he destroys all that they know and love. The plot was very well written for the most part, although there were a few parts that got a bit wordy and it felt like the author used that as filler until the conclusion, which was a bit anti-climactic. It left me wanting more. Inara and Zuhra were great, but their points of view got a bit muddled in this book. I couldn't tell at times who was talking and and had to flip back and see who it was, which wasn't an issue with the first book. The side characters from the first book are fleshed out more and it's interesting to see what the author did with some of them. In summary, I liked the book, but was a bit disheartened by the ending. Wishing there was one more book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Thindbooks

    *Part of the Turn the Pages Tour* I enjoyed this book more than the first one. That happens a lot but I think it's because I understand the world better than before and understand the characters. I enjoyed the pacing for this book and the author's writing. The story picked off after book one (kind of right after). This book was more complex though I wished there was a bigger villain. I wanted to get to know more about him and felt that I didn't. Though I did enjoy the main characters and the supp *Part of the Turn the Pages Tour* I enjoyed this book more than the first one. That happens a lot but I think it's because I understand the world better than before and understand the characters. I enjoyed the pacing for this book and the author's writing. The story picked off after book one (kind of right after). This book was more complex though I wished there was a bigger villain. I wanted to get to know more about him and felt that I didn't. Though I did enjoy the main characters and the supporting ones. This book is written in two povs which are from both of the sisters. I enjoyed both POVs because each sister was going through something that the other one didn't or didn't want to freak the other out. The character development was there and more than from book one. There is also more romance in this book than before and also a love triangle. You will also see a death that you wouldn't have expected. The reason I didn't give this book 4/5 stars is that I wanted to know more about the villain and get his side of the story also it wasn't a wow book. But this book was written better than book one and I rated that 3/5 stars so this would for sure get 4/5 stars. I recommend this book to those who would enjoy sisterly bonds and magic all combined in one.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Graceley Knox

    Warriors of Wing and Flame was a highly anticipated sequel for me, and Sara B. Larson did not hold back! From the twists and turns, the heart-wrenching sacrifices Inara and Zuhra make for the good of both worlds, and the non-stop action, I couldn't put this one down! I've been a huge fan of Larson's books since she wrote the Defy trilogy, and I can't wait to see what happens next in this tale! Warriors of Wing and Flame was a highly anticipated sequel for me, and Sara B. Larson did not hold back! From the twists and turns, the heart-wrenching sacrifices Inara and Zuhra make for the good of both worlds, and the non-stop action, I couldn't put this one down! I've been a huge fan of Larson's books since she wrote the Defy trilogy, and I can't wait to see what happens next in this tale!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    Ok I powered through.... The first half of the book was torture...stab me with a spoon type torture...everyone is a fucking idiot torture.....I'd rather pick my grandfathers toes type torture....you get the drift. However, I powered through and it got considerably better when I got to Part 2. By the end of Part 2, I decided that it wasn't a complete waste of time and raised my rating considerably. Bottom line: first part of the book everyone sucked Zuhra lost my respect Raiden was embarrasing Inara w Ok I powered through.... The first half of the book was torture...stab me with a spoon type torture...everyone is a fucking idiot torture.....I'd rather pick my grandfathers toes type torture....you get the drift. However, I powered through and it got considerably better when I got to Part 2. By the end of Part 2, I decided that it wasn't a complete waste of time and raised my rating considerably. Bottom line: first part of the book everyone sucked Zuhra lost my respect Raiden was embarrasing Inara was an idiot Part 2: Loukas. Enough said.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Mitchell

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. “𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒔𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒅𝒂𝒚𝒔? 𝑰 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒕 𝒃𝒚 𝒏𝒐𝒘, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒆𝒕 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒍𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅.” —Sara B Larson MY SYNOPSIS: Paladin are once again living within the citadel and sisters Inara and Zuhra are reunited, but it has come at great cost. Barloc has stolen Inara’s immense power, leaving behind a gaping hole that continues to threaten her life. She feels empty, and questions whether life is still “𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒔𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒅𝒂𝒚𝒔? 𝑰 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒕 𝒃𝒚 𝒏𝒐𝒘, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒆𝒕 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒍𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅.” —Sara B Larson MY SYNOPSIS: Paladin are once again living within the citadel and sisters Inara and Zuhra are reunited, but it has come at great cost. Barloc has stolen Inara’s immense power, leaving behind a gaping hole that continues to threaten her life. She feels empty, and questions whether life is still worth living. But Barloc hasn’t stopped there. His power grows, and he continues to take the lives of other Paladins. Inara and Zuhra must find a way to defeat him while navigating the treacherous path of self-discovery that leads to deeper bonds with each other and unexpected love. MY THOUGHTS: This was a satisfying end to an enchanting fantasy. It was sweet, fulfilling, and had the perfect fairytale feel. I could not put it down. Part of this was because the chapter POVs switch between the sisters, and each leaves on a cliff hanger that has you racing on to the next. What I loved was all the romance woven into Zuhra and Inara’s stories, their character growth, and the way the events of the plot challenged them. The romance stood out the most for me. I was pleasantly surprised by how much more romance there was compared to the first book. And if you know me, you know I loooove my fantasy plots with TONS of romance. This did not disappoint. While it is YA, the spice level was done well. There weren’t any sex scenes, nothing beyond kissing, yet, some of the romantic scenes were still spicy (in a sweet way—since this has a fairytale feel to it). Better still, both sisters had their own romantic stories. So it was like a two-for-one. Double the romance fun! I also liked the parallel this book created compared to the last. In the first book, it is Zuhra who goes through the portal. This time, it’s Inara. I was so thrilled that she got to see all the wonders that her sister saw before her. Those were some of the most exciting chapters for me, especially because it allowed her some time with Louk, and for their developing feelings. And on that note, their romance was definitely UNEXPECTED!!! I did not predict that AT ALL!! And it didn’t happen until after the 50% mark, but it felt so right, and so needed. So satisfying. The sisterhood bond is still prevalent throughout this story. But this time, the bond is challenged as Zuhra and Inara must face their own obstacles. Yet, even though the bond is tested, they still love each other and they still always come back to each other for support. This created a feel-good aspect that I adored! By the end, I found myself tearing up with some of the final chapters. It is definitely going on my favorite duologies list! I think it’s a great story conclusion and a must read for anyone who likes enchanting fantasy stories with romance woven into them. MY RATING: 4.5/5⭐️ A big thank you to NetGalley and TorTeen for an eARC in exchange for my honest review.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Colleen

    I don't know if I can finish I'm 19% through the book. It's boring and disjointed. The details are irrelevant. In speaking with a minor character it describes a twitch in the character's bicep. Who cares. It doesn't add to the story. Please use your skills in character and plot enhancement. I've read several Larson novels and this is the weakest so far.Maybe it was written in a rush? If my opinion changes, I'll write a second review. I don't know if I can finish I'm 19% through the book. It's boring and disjointed. The details are irrelevant. In speaking with a minor character it describes a twitch in the character's bicep. Who cares. It doesn't add to the story. Please use your skills in character and plot enhancement. I've read several Larson novels and this is the weakest so far.Maybe it was written in a rush? If my opinion changes, I'll write a second review.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Grace

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan-Tor/Forge for providing me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I requested this ARC not realizing that it was book 2 of a series, so I had to pick up book 1 to give it a full review. The first book was disappointing - there were some problematic things I saw with parental relationships and romances but Warriors of Wing and Flame did improve in generally doing away with some of the problematic relationships there were. Unfortunately, I found th Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan-Tor/Forge for providing me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I requested this ARC not realizing that it was book 2 of a series, so I had to pick up book 1 to give it a full review. The first book was disappointing - there were some problematic things I saw with parental relationships and romances but Warriors of Wing and Flame did improve in generally doing away with some of the problematic relationships there were. Unfortunately, I found the book generally difficult to get through. I wasn't really invested in the characters or their relationships. In fact, whenever anything vaguely romantic came up and either sister got distracted from the plot I just felt myself getting frustrated and wanting the plot to move on. Furthermore, the issue I had with Zuhra in book 1 and her inability to focus whenever she met a boy got transferred to Inara. While I finished the book, it was just an overwhelmingly average experience.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Yolanda

    *Review to be posted on my blog on 10/01/20** Thank you to Tor Teen and NetGalley for giving me a chance to read this eARC. I loved the first book of this duology and was looking forward to reading this sequel. There was a lot to digest in this final book but it was a very emotional, enjoyable ride. My Reactions: My Attention: I read this book in two days so it’s safe to say it had my attention. World Building: I really love this world the author created. I want to ride on a gryphon and be a paladin! *Review to be posted on my blog on 10/01/20** Thank you to Tor Teen and NetGalley for giving me a chance to read this eARC. I loved the first book of this duology and was looking forward to reading this sequel. There was a lot to digest in this final book but it was a very emotional, enjoyable ride. My Reactions: My Attention: I read this book in two days so it’s safe to say it had my attention. World Building: I really love this world the author created. I want to ride on a gryphon and be a paladin! It’s what made me love the first book. Writing Style: With the dual perspective, I thought it was uneven. I loved Inara’s perspective more than Zuhra’s. Bringing the Heat: 🔥🔥 – there is a bunch of kissing Crazy in Love: we already know Zuhra and Raidyn are crazy about each other but Inara’s love story emerges in this book and that was unexpected! Creativity: The world of Paladins is awesome with their beautiful city, powers, gryphons and blazing eyes. Mood: roller-coaster of emotions while reading this Triggers: violence My Takeaway: Zuhra and Inara step into their power. 💪🏾 They start off in book one sheltered, with no outside contact and social skills. They come out of book two SO strong apart and together. What I Liked: *The sisterhood bond between Zuhra and Inara is palpable. Zuhra has always been the caretaker, and Inara is always being used to being different. They make separate journeys and learn to stand on their own. It made me emotional in the end – maybe because I have a sister and understand the bond as well. *I love Zuhra and Raidyn. But I think I love Inara’s love story even more than Zuhra’s. It was so unexpected. Both love stories in this book are pretty intense. Inara’s love story gave us insight into how she felt being different all her life – the two of them coming together made my heart hurt a little, in a good way! So glad they got a happy ending as well. *There is a lot of action as Zuhra, Inara and the Paladin’s that crossed the gateway plan to go after Barloc. So they travel a lot but it keeps the story moving. But I absolutely love when they are in Visperium because the world of the Paladin is so lush and different. *Depression is featured in this story as well as social anxiety (Zuhra). Both girls, Zuhra and Inara have led such a closed life, both have anxieties grown out of their upbringing. They have a mother that basically abandoned caring for them when their father left. When they do encounter the outside world, so to speak, they are challenged in many, many ways. At times we are immersed in each girl’s fears and sorrows, going with them in the dark places of their minds. But love brings them back though. Things That Made Me Go Hmm: *The story is as uneven as the first book, it felt so choppy at times. In the first book, I was more drawn to Zuhra, but in this book, I only wanted to follow Inara! So I do wish it wasn’t dual perspectives and each girl had their own book. But I can see what the author was trying to do, it made me see the bond between Zuhra and Inara more with their journeys side by side. *Their mom had a long ways to go to become a better parent and does she turn it around in book two? Not really…she’s just there but the girls understand her more now. Final Thoughts: Zuhra and Inara, both raised in seclusion, come into their own because the love they have for each other. They learn to be strong without one another and even stronger together when they both learn to accept who they are and how to use their powers. This is a beautiful story of sisterhood, finding one’s strength, falling in love, and finding a family in the world of Paladins.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Please Note: This is the second book in a series that is best if read in order. If you are new to this series, you can check out my review of Book one- HERE Warriors of Wing and Flame is the second book in a new young adult fantasy series Sisters of Shadow and Light by author Sara B. Larson. I loved the first book and I was completely enchanted by the tale of the two sisters and their bond in Sisters of Shadow and Light , so I was really excited to get the second book and dive right into it. The Please Note: This is the second book in a series that is best if read in order. If you are new to this series, you can check out my review of Book one- HERE Warriors of Wing and Flame is the second book in a new young adult fantasy series Sisters of Shadow and Light by author Sara B. Larson. I loved the first book and I was completely enchanted by the tale of the two sisters and their bond in Sisters of Shadow and Light , so I was really excited to get the second book and dive right into it. The Sisters of Shadow and Light series will appeal to fantasy lovers young and old. It is reminiscent of classic fairy tales, and the story still manages to feel fresh and unique. I know this was originally meant to be a duology, but I am still holding out hope that there will be more books, whether they are a continuance of this series or a spin off. Warriors of Wing and Flame ends at a good place, with the story nicely wrapped up, but I can still envision plenty of things that would allow the story to continue on in this world, and I am really hoping that Sara Larson gives us another book! (or several) My Favorite aspect of the first book was the bond between sisters, Zuhra and Inara, and I have to say that was my favorite aspect of the story again. Warriors of Wing and Flame, like the first book, was told in dual narrative between the sisters; however, this story focused more on Inara. I loved that it did because Zuhra was more of the main character in the first book. It was nice to see Inara shine in this one. I love Sara B. Larson’s ability to make a story feel magical. Her writing is beautiful and easily transported me back to the magical world of Visempirum. This book takes place right after the events of the first book, which puts our main characters right in the middle of a continuing adventure. View Spoiler » Along the way, the sisters have help from family and friends and I just adored everything about their journey. It was heartfelt, and though sad at times it was so wonderful. The Sisters of Shadow and Light series makes me feel a whole spectrum of emotions. The Sisters of Shadow and Light series is a story of adventure, magic, friendship and the bonds of sisterhood. Sara B. Larson does a fantastic job of making the story feel sweepingly epic and magical. I love Sara’s story telling abilities. As much as I loved the characters, I think Sara’s writing and story telling stole the show for me. I will read anything she writes because her stories are always so beautifully written. If you are a fan of fantasies, then Sisters of Shadow and Light and Warriors of Wing and Flame is a must read duology for you. I loved the writing, I loved the world and I really loved the two sisters. This book was great, and I am still keeping all of my fingers and toes crossed that we get another book in this world! blue4.5

  26. 4 out of 5

    Libriamo3116

    Thank you Tor Teen and NetGalley for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.⁣⁣⁣ After the events of Sisters of Shadow and Light, Barloc is unable to be found, and his desire to rule the realms of humans and the Paladin creates a dark cloud on the horizon. Inara's power has been compromised, and she and Zuhra grieve for those lost to Barloc's bloodlust. Out of this sorrow, the sisters forge a new path that can help them defeat Barloc and understand the Thank you Tor Teen and NetGalley for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.⁣⁣⁣ After the events of Sisters of Shadow and Light, Barloc is unable to be found, and his desire to rule the realms of humans and the Paladin creates a dark cloud on the horizon. Inara's power has been compromised, and she and Zuhra grieve for those lost to Barloc's bloodlust. Out of this sorrow, the sisters forge a new path that can help them defeat Barloc and understand the nature of their Paladin powers more clearly. Along the way, their love for each other must sustain them, because even the best plans can be foiled by dark adversaries. Can these two sisters save Visempirum and humanity from destruction, or will Barloc's murderous ideals strangle the hope of peace for all? The strength of this duology remains Zuhra and Inara's support and love for each other. I also liked that Inara gains a coherent voice this time around, along with a love interest of her own, as the story unfolds from each sister's viewpoint. The quartet of Zuhra, Inara, and their partners made for many romantic and sentimental moments, which helped to balance some of the necessary melancholy as the sisters search for their enemy and the means to defeat him. These characters make mistakes, and pay for them, and that is both heartbreaking and understandable because they are thrust into encounters and conflict they aren't prepared for after being shut away from the outside world for so long. I do wish that Inara's voice had been more distinct from Zuhra's now that she is finally able to express herself cogently, but that is a small thing in an otherwise engaging, meaningful story about the joining and saving of two worlds. While this is not a perfect duology, and it meanders a touch midway, these sisters give it their all no matter the cost, and I'm glad I spent time in the world Sara B. Larson has created. Warriors of Wing and Flame is a fitting end to a touching duology about the power of love, bringing two worlds together, and fighting to protect what matters even when the battle is uphill and the enemy has every advantage.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    This beautiful book by Sara B. Larson is the sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, which was one of my FAVORITE reads last year! The relationship between the sisters, and the unexpected twists and turns of book one stuck with my long after I read it, and I couldn't wait to read book 2!!! I'm so thrilled that NetGalley and Tor Teen gave me the opportunity to read a free advanced e-copy of Warriors of Wing and Flame. This book was AMAZING! It started out slow, as pretty much all sequels do, becaus This beautiful book by Sara B. Larson is the sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, which was one of my FAVORITE reads last year! The relationship between the sisters, and the unexpected twists and turns of book one stuck with my long after I read it, and I couldn't wait to read book 2!!! I'm so thrilled that NetGalley and Tor Teen gave me the opportunity to read a free advanced e-copy of Warriors of Wing and Flame. This book was AMAZING! It started out slow, as pretty much all sequels do, because the author has to try to work in reminders for the reader of all the important things they may have forgotten from the previous book. (Side note, I wish sequels would just start putting a "previously on" section at the front, quickly reminding you of everything you need to know, so you can jump right into the story after you read it...or you could skip it, if you're binging a series and don't need to be reminded.) When we first see the sisters in this book, both of them are grieving and traumatized and I love the way Sara lets us see that, and be with them as they deal with it, rather than quickly brushing it away. Once the action really began, I couldn't put the book down. I loved where the story took us, from developments in relationships, to personal character arcs for the sisters. Inara's story in book 2 was especially poignant to me. This book had its share of both joy and heartbreak...but there was a thread of hope, no matter how dark the sisters' situations became. Sara concluded the series beautifully, and I felt very satisfied. It definitely earns a spot on my favorites shelf. 5 stars. I would recommend this duology to fans of Strange the Dreamer, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, and Sisters of Sword and Song. And I'll definitely be going back and picking up Sara's previous books, now!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Becca Mee

    Warriors of Wing and Flame was a super enjoyable conclusion to the story that began in Sisters of Shadow and Light. Zuhra and Inara both grapple with the aftermath of Barloc's betrayal and the gateway between Vamala and Vispempirum being reopened. Everything has changed--Paladin now stroll the halls of the citadel, Inara has been saved from the roar (but at a steep cost), and Zuhra must come to terms with not just concern for her sister and family, but this newfound power she now possesses. The Warriors of Wing and Flame was a super enjoyable conclusion to the story that began in Sisters of Shadow and Light. Zuhra and Inara both grapple with the aftermath of Barloc's betrayal and the gateway between Vamala and Vispempirum being reopened. Everything has changed--Paladin now stroll the halls of the citadel, Inara has been saved from the roar (but at a steep cost), and Zuhra must come to terms with not just concern for her sister and family, but this newfound power she now possesses. The threat from Barloc, now a jakla who can consume the power of the Paladin, is greater than ever as he continues to gain power and wreak havoc on the populace of the human world. Now Zuhra and Inara, along with their family and friends, go on a quest to put a stop to his plot once and for all. Warriors of Wing and Flame starts off with a bang and just keeps on rolling. It took me a second to get back into this world since I haven't reread SOSAS lately, but it didn't take long for me to get into it. I really enjoyed the plotting and pacing in this book, which is a step up from SOSAS. I didn't really feel like the story dragged at all. I really enjoyed all the romantic twists and turns that Zuhra and Inara have to face, and the development of these relationships ended up being really satisfying, if not a little devastating. I felt that both sisters got to shine in this book, and I especially loved seeing more of Inara and her personality. Warriors of Wing and Flame is a story about loss, first love, and self-discovery, but more than that it is yet another tribute to the bond of sisterhood, which is at its heart. That bond between Zuhra and Inara makes the book as fabulous as it is. This duology is fantasy writing at its best, a story of heroes and villains and magic, and the love we're able to cling to in between.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Becca Mee

    Warriors of Wing and Flame was a super enjoyable conclusion to the story that began in Sisters of Shadow and Light. Zuhra and Inara both grapple with the aftermath of Barloc's betrayal and the gateway between Vamala and Vispempirum being reopened. Everything has changed--Paladin now stroll the halls of the citadel, Inara has been saved from the roar (but at a steep cost), and Zuhra must come to terms with not just concern for her sister and family, but this newfound power she now possesses. The Warriors of Wing and Flame was a super enjoyable conclusion to the story that began in Sisters of Shadow and Light. Zuhra and Inara both grapple with the aftermath of Barloc's betrayal and the gateway between Vamala and Vispempirum being reopened. Everything has changed--Paladin now stroll the halls of the citadel, Inara has been saved from the roar (but at a steep cost), and Zuhra must come to terms with not just concern for her sister and family, but this newfound power she now possesses. The threat from Barloc, now a jakla who can consume the power of the Paladin, is greater than ever as he continues to gain power and wreak havoc on the populace of the human world. Now Zuhra and Inara, along with their family and friends, go on a quest to put a stop to his plot once and for all. Warriors of Wing and Flame starts off with a bang and just keeps on rolling. It took me a second to get back into this world since I haven't reread SOSAS lately, but it didn't take long for me to get into it. I really enjoyed the plotting and pacing in this book, which is a step up from SOSAS. I didn't really feel like the story dragged at all. I really enjoyed all the romantic twists and turns that Zuhra and Inara have to face, and the development of these relationships ended up being really satisfying, if not a little devastating. I felt that both sisters got to shine in this book, and I especially loved seeing more of Inara and her personality. Warriors of Wing and Flame is a story about loss, first love, and self-discovery, but more than that it is yet another tribute to the bond of sisterhood, which is at its heart. That bond between Zuhra and Inara makes the book as fabulous as it is. This duology is fantasy writing at its best, a story of heroes and villains and magic, and the love we're able to cling to in between.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nikki (Dark.Side.of.the.Tome)

    I love these books! I'll be honest, this series is one of those that I almost passed up on completely. I am not a fan of the covers, but the story inside is magnificent. They give me those TOG vibes with hidden fae-like beings with lots of power, gates to different lands, and romance, and I am here for it! This second book takes place right where the first left off, which was nice. I hate having some big event happen at the end of one book and then having a time jump. Thankfully this book did not I love these books! I'll be honest, this series is one of those that I almost passed up on completely. I am not a fan of the covers, but the story inside is magnificent. They give me those TOG vibes with hidden fae-like beings with lots of power, gates to different lands, and romance, and I am here for it! This second book takes place right where the first left off, which was nice. I hate having some big event happen at the end of one book and then having a time jump. Thankfully this book did not suffer from that. I hope the next book pulls through in the same way (I hope there is a next book, I need one, like now). I loved the world, the battles and the characters almost as much a I did the first time. I would have liked a little more about the mother and father and I really want to know a bit more about the world through the portal. But, I'm assuming we will be getting more about that in the next one. The relationships between the sisters was still wonderful and I loved seeing them open up more to the people around them and their surroudings. The friendships and romantic relationships are a big part of the story and I didn't hate it, I think this particular series is done perfectly in that manner. I look forward to seeing how things turn out. The villain is just as interesting and I love how Lasron weaves the past to the present with the why and how it's all connected. Backstory is another key point in all of this. Again, I think we will get even more about this part of the story in the next installment (can I please have that now). Just in case you haven't guessed already, the next chapter will definitely be on my most anticipated list (whenever it's announced for). They are everything my Fantasy loving hearts yearns for. 4.5 ⭐ Thank you to Netgalley and Macmillan-Tor/Forge for a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review

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