Blog Tour – It Ends in Fire by Andrew Shvarts

**Disclaimer: I was given a free finished copy in exchange for an honest review from as part of a tour from TBR and Beyond Tours.**

Tour Schedule

Title It Ends in Fire
Author Andrew Shvarts
Release Date July 6, 2021
Date Finished July 6, 2021


1. Infiltrate Blackwater Academy
2. Win the Great Game
3. Burn Wizard society to the ground

As a child, Alka witnessed her parents’ brutal murder at the hands of Wizards before she was taken in by an underground rebel group.

Now, Alka is deep undercover at the most prestigious school of magic in the Republic: Blackwater Academy, a place where status is everything, where decadent galas end in blood-splattered duels, where every student has their own agenda. To survive, Alka will have to lie, cheat, kill, and use every trick in her spy’s toolkit. And for the first time in her life, the fiercely independent Alka will have to make friends in order to recruit the misfits and the outcasts into her motley rebellion.

But even as she draws closer to victory — to vengeance — she sinks deeper into danger as suspicious professors and murderous rivals seek the traitor in their midst, and dark revelations unravel her resolve. Can Alka destroy the twisted game…without becoming a part of it? 

Initial Thoughts
I love The Royal Bastards series by Andrew Shvarts so I was so excited to be chosen for the tour for his next book! If you haven’t read his other series and you like audiobooks, I strongly recommend listening to them!

Some Things I Liked
Magic school vibes. Loved the academy setting for this story. I don’t read enough dark academia but this makes me want to read more!
Morally grey heroine. I also loved that Alka is more than willing to get her hands dirty to get what she wants and I loved her character. She was complex and in many ways, quite relatable.
Found family vibes. I love a story with a good cast of characters and Andrew Shvarts never lets me down. I loved all of the different characters in this story.

Series Value
I really loved the world and characters in this story and I’d be happy to follow more of their adventures. I think there’s a ton of sequel or spin off potential here but I’d also be satisfied if this was a standalone story.

Final Thoughts
I enjoyed this book. I don’t think it topped Royal Bastards, but I really fell in love with the world building and characters in this story.


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About the Author

Andrew Shvarts is the author of the Royal Bastards trilogy. He has a BA in English Literature and Russian from Vassar College. He works for Pixelberry Studios, making mobile games like High School StoryChoices, and more. Andrew lives in San Jose, California, with his wife, son, and two cats. 

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