Book Review: Warriors of Wing and Flame

Title: Warriors of Wing and Flame

Author: Sara B. Larson

Pub. Date: October 27, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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.

This will be a spoiler free review. Thank you to NetGalley for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I listened to this book on Audio, as well as pairing it with the provided eARC.

Sisters of Shadow and Light surprised me last year and ended up being a favorite read. This book was no exception. And holy crap, Sara put these characters through the emotional wringer! They never catch a break. I felt so bad for them, but omfg because of everything they deal with/have to go through is what makes this book so damn good.

I’ve been sitting here struggling to write this review because I feel like I have nothing to say. This book just blew me away.

Everything I said in my review for Sisters of Shadow and Light still holds true – and you can check out that review here.

Though, I guess I will say that the plot was a little lacking, but this is so very much a character driven story, so I didn’t mind. I mean, you feel everything Zuhra and Inara go through. Everything.

And it never stops. Their bond is tested time and time again. Seeing each of them come into their own in this book is So Good and Satisfying.

I went through a gauntlet of emotions and more than once thought I was going to start crying at work. I really need to stop listening to such emotional reads when I’m working. I get weird stares from my coworkers 😂

And Raidyn is still my new book boyfriend omfg. But Loukas. I *swoon* – it’s hard not to love them both. Though Loukas is just a little more in need of a long hug and I love characters who might just be a little bit broken, a little bit guarded until they find their people they can trust wholly. But these two…phew. Double Trouble, loyal to a fault and badass. I’m here for it.

The ending was sad and satisfying and I’m a little sad that this duology has come to an end. I loved this world and the characters and once again Sara B. Larson proves why she’s one of my favorite authors.

I highly recommend you check out Sisters of Shadow and Light if you haven’t already and then dive into Warriors of Wing and Flame. Also make sure you check out her other books – you really won’t be disappointed.

I honestly don’t know what else to say! I just want to shove the duology set into your hands and make you read them. This book while being emotionally character driven is still so enjoyable and it’s not lacking in action scenes. Hell, the final confrontation scene was * on point * and that scene with Inara flying…phew. I really do mean it, you can’t go wrong with this book, this series. So do yourself the favor and pick it up.

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