**Disclaimer, I have not read Shadow & Flame or any spoilers about it. The following post is pure speculation on what I think I will like and dislike about it.**
Title Shadow & Flame
Author Mindee Arnett
Description from Amazon
They call her the Wilder Queen. It’s a title given to Kate Brighton for her role in the war between the wilder rebellion and the Rimish empire. It’s a title that was hard earned: Kate may have saved her people, but many were lost in the conflict, immortalized in the tattoos of fire that grace her arms.
And it’s a title that Kate never wanted. The rebellion may have made a home for themselves in a country that wants to cast them out, but the peace will never be safe while Edwin, the illegitimate king of Rime, sits upon its throne. And for that, the Wilder Queen must keep hers.
Now war is brewing once again. Kate and her allies receive word of a threat to their ambassador in the Rimish capital; meanwhile, across the channel in Seva, an army is being assembled to conquer Rime—and a prisoner slave named Clash may hold the key to ending the conflict once and for all.
As enemies close in on Kate and Clash from all sides, they must choose where their loyalties lie—with their people, with their loved ones, or with themselves.
I absolutely loved Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett. Before I even finished listening to it, I had already downloaded the audiobook of Shadow & Flame. I didn’t want to waste a single minute of listening time.
Once again, the cover of this one is slightly underwhelming. I don’t dislike it, but it doesn’t have the vibrance or wow factor that I am usually attracted to in a cover.
Notes on the Dust Jacket
There’s no mention of Corwin, Bonner, Signey, or Dal! Only Kate? What’s going on here? Where are all of my favorites? Where are the characters I fell in love with in Onyx & Ivory?
I love this series and I will never forgive Mindee Arnett if Shadow & Flame doesn’t do justice to the first book in this series. I am a mess with questions and I need to start reading it, immediately.