The Flame and The Blade by Meredith Hart is a fantasy story that you easily become ensconced in. It is well written as were the characters. Meredith paints a vivid picture of her world and the characters within. With magic and thieves, mages and monsters, action and adventure the story is well rounded and enjoyable. I also liked that the Heroine was large and in charge and a take no prisoners attitude.
Lyria returns from a mission only to discover she has been betrayed and returns to the family business. She soon finds herself on what is supposed to be an easy guard, protect and retrieve mission but turns out to be anything but.
Vethe is sent to recover a document by his vicious aunt, one he doesn’t want to find. He is a citizen who has magical abilities with fire but trying to hide it from those who find it unlawful. The person sent to guard him turns out to be so much more and the travels are anything but safe and straightforward.
I look forward to seeing where the story goes.
Reviewed by @jennadb