The Flame and the Blade is the first book in the Flame and Blade series by Meredith Hart. It is a wonderful romantic fantasy- with plenty of action, adventure, magic, swords and sorcery, mages, paranormal elements, and fantastic world building.
Ms. Hart has a rich, detailed and descriptive style to her writing- which brought her world and all the characters to life. I was pulled into the story, experiencing all the action right alongside the characters. It was easy to get lost in the story (in a great way) and I didn’t want to leave until I had read every word.
Lyria and Verthe are so well developed, with their own individual personalities, quirks and flaws- the book definitely wouldn’t be the same without them.
This is a captivating start to a new series, and if this book is anything to go by- the rest of the series is set to be fantastic! Can’t wait to get my hands on the second book, “IN THE SHADOWS OF THE CITADEL”.
Well worth the read!
Thank you, Meredith Hart!
Reviewed by @angelahayes