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Promised in Fire Review

Promise in Fire brings us into an amazing high fantasy adventure with fae and dragons.

Rating: 4/5

A fae with impossible magic

Adara has been an outsider for as long as she can remember. Born and raised in the earth fae realm, she’s a water fae who can’t control her magic, making her not just useless, but downright dangerous at times.

When a training mishap accidentally unleashes a hidden magic inside her, Adara suddenly finds herself on the run. The king wants to use her powers for nefarious reasons, and he’ll stop at nothing to obtain her—including kidnapping and torturing Adara’s own mother.

A dragon awoken from slumber

As the last of his kind, Einar wants nothing to do with the kingdom of Ediria or its problems. The fae hunted his kind to extinction, and he harbors only hatred for them in his heart.

But when a beautiful fae female awakens him from an enchanted slumber, Einar is reluctantly ensnared. And while he would rather die than submit to any fae, every fiber of his body screams to claim her as his own.

A kingdom corrupted by darkness

The last thing Adara and Einar want to do is join forces, no matter how scorching the passion between them is. But a dark magic is sweeping through the land, rotting the kingdom from the inside out. And if the two cannot put aside the centuries-old feud between their races, they will lose everything they hold dear...


Release Date: January 27, 2022

I received an ARC asking that I read it and feature it on my page. Thank you for this opportunity!!

This was such an interesting fantasy read! It had me captivated from the start. I really had no idea what to expect going into this, but I found this to be an extremely entertaining adventure. And I already can’t wait for the next book!

I found this to be an extremely entertaining adventure. And I already can’t wait for the next book!

Promise in Fire brings us into a high fantasy realm of fae and dragons. Twenty years ago, dragons were brought almost to extinction from their war agaisnt the fae. With the help of the Radiants, the dragons managed to escape to new realm. However, in doing so, one dragon, Einar had to stay behind to guard their portal, falling into an eternal sleep set in stone. That is until a water far, Adara wakes him coming across his sleeping dragon form after fleeing the King’s guards chasing her to be used as a weapon for war. Neither are interested in teaming up, but Adara needs help and Einar can’t help but be drawn to Adara despite his hatred towards fae.

There’s a lot going on within this fantasy book - a corrupt kingdom, a war between species, an enemies to lovers trope. But it all works! This was such an addicting read. I didn’t want to put it down. The pacing was great, even as we bounced between characters. Each chapter left me wanting more. I don’t know how many times I told myself “just one more chapter…”

Each chapter left me wanting more.

Following Adara and Einar was so entertaining. Especially Einar as he would chastise himself every time he had a dirty thought. Though if I’m honest, I totally would have loved more from the E-L romance. I do appreciate it wasn’t a full on insta-love though! This was definitely more of a slow burn style romance.

However, there were a few scenes that left me confused as we didn’t revisit what occurred between these two and their romance. It left me going like, “ we’re just going to ignore that? Pretend it just didn’t happen? What the hell man!” I’m hoping at least one particular scene is revisited in the following book. I still have questions!

I thought this was a very well-written opening to a new series! It had just enough world-building without being over the top. And even though I knew it was going to be a series, I felt it still ended really well. It was a cliffhanger, where we know there’s more to come, but I felt where it ended was great! It really marked a turning point in the storyline. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

I thought this was a very well-written opening to a new series! It had just enough world-building without being over the top.

I haven’t read many books involving fae, so don’t hold me to this. But I thought this take on fae fantasy was so well written and unique! I loved learning about each of the different fae types with how they were described both in abilities and appearance.

Overall, I genuinely enjoyed this high fantasy adventure! I’m already looking forward to the sequel! I can’t wait to see what’s next for Adara and Einar. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys high fantasy featuring fae and dragons and a great slow burn enemies to lovers romance!


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