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Heart Fire (Celta's Heartmates #13)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  632 Ratings  ·  53 Reviews
On the planet Celta, accepting a HeartMate can be the greatest challenge in the universe…

Antenn, an architect hired to build a cathedral in Druida City, dares not think of his HeartMate. Even though he yearns for her, he’s taken steps to ensure she will be forever unknown to him. After all, how could he, a commoner who grew up in the slums, the brother of a murderer, be
Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 4th 2014 by Berkley
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Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Nov 03, 2014 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fantasy Romance
4 - 4.5 Stars

I love how far the Celta Heartmate series has come. Heart Search (Laev T'Hawthorn's story)introduced the beginning of the next generation, which we'd seen as adolescents in earlier books. At last, Antenn Blackthorn-Moss gets the happy ending he has long-craved - struggled under the shadow of his murderous brother, Shade, a character whose actions debased many Noble families - in Heart Fire.

The interactions and dialogue was rich in details I had forgotten in Celta'a past, which shou
Nov 16, 2014 Izy rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Rating~ 2.75-3 Stars.

I really enjoyed Celta’s heart mate series and this is book number 13, we have now moved on from books about the older generation to the younger one. This book should not be read as a standalone in my opinion because there’s so many things you would not understand otherwise.

Antenn Blackthorn-Moss was first introduced as a young boy in Heart Choice (Celta) where by the end of the book he gets adopted by Mitchella who is heartmate to Straif Blackthorn. Now years later he is a
Laura (Kyahgirl)
4.5/5; 5 stars; A

Within the context of the series this is one of the best books and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Before reading this one I went back and re-read Straif and Mitchella's story, Heart Choice, in which Antenn Moss figures prominently. Antenn was about ten in that book and thirty in this one.

I enjoyed the continuity between this book and previous ones. It contained very satisfying threads related to Residences, Balmheal and TQ, a continuation of the Mugwort family story along with the pri
Oct 19, 2014 Elaine rated it really liked it
Shelves: 10-2014
Thirteen? This can’t possibly be the thirteenth story in the Celta’s Heartmates series. I have loved these books since the first one was published. I have no idea how I discovered them, but I am so glad I did. Like every series, there are some books (and Fams) I prefer more than others, but I enjoy them all.

Heart Fire is one of the good ones. Antenn and Tiana are both likeable people with their own personal problems to overcome. Antenn comes from a violent background and Tiana suffered from a vi
I will confess this the Celta Series is in my top favorite of all time. Magic, fated mates, taking cats, psychologically complex characters, powerful love stories, engaging secondaries, and wonderful world building.

This books marks coming into the second generation characters. We get the oldest adopted son of the hero and heroine of Heart Choice. He is a great character with internal conflicts from being lowborn and the action of his brother. Our heroine is a priestess who is not always serene a
Antenn and Tiana. I've waiting for this book for years and years. The story was well done and did justice to both, I think. They were both a bit broken and scarred by their pasts. They worked very well together.
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Favorite Quote: “It’s only men who believe larger is better.”

Low born architect Antenn Blacktorn-Moss has been given the biggest commission of his career; to build a cathedral. He is convinced that this will be the accomplishment he needs to prove himself to the first families of Celta. He has a HeartMate but his shame over his commoner background has convinced him she will not want anything to do with him.

First Level Priestess Tiana Mugwort is at a crossroads in her own career. Her anger and sh
This one was fun to read because I remember Antenn as a boy in the earlier books. I would have thought that due to the years passing he would have gotten over his issues, instead they seemed to grow along with him. Tiana seemed to have her own issues, ones I understood. Had my family been wronged like that I would have held onto my anger too. I hated that Antenn and Tiana almost let their issues come between them.

The best thing about this book was the role that the Turquoise House played. TQ ha
Sep 26, 2014 Jessie rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review on Night Owl Reviews.

I absolutely love Robin Owens' Heartmates series. I must admit that I didn't realize that we were up to book 13 so I have some catching up to do but for newer readers, you won't be lost in her worldbuilding if this is the first book you pick up from her series.

I loved the couple. I love Robin Owens writing. But I *love* Ratkiller. He stole every scene. Just wonderful.
Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy

In her 13th book about Celta Hearmates, Robin D. Owens brings us almost back to the beginning. In her very first book we get hints of a raggedy boy who runs with a gang.. his character grows as the series does and finally, he's all grown up and Antenn Blackthorne Moss is now a man with dreams and goals, triumphs and fears and he's ready to share his story..

Tiana Mugwort is a priestess on the fast track, her goal? To eventually be
Apr 14, 2015 Jackie rated it it was ok
Is Owens running out of interest in the whole Heart Mate concept? This book focuses more on the building of a Cathedral for the Cross Folk religion than on the romance between the cathedral's architect, Antenn Blackthorn-Moss, and traditional religion priestess Tiana Mugwort. They spend hardly any time together, and when they do, they're usually fighting, often over things I really didn't get. Both say they are too busy with their careers to bond with a Heart Mate, but their reluctance hides ...more
Nov 10, 2014 Mallori rated it really liked it
The resolution of a number of threads from the previous books, Heart Fire shows you the Turquoise House finding its family, Antenn Moss coming into his own as a first-level architect, Tiana Mugwort becoming a first level priestess and finding her Heartmate, and some interesting political struggle as the cross folk from the Intersection of Hope Church are accepted by the broader religions on Celta.

Sometimes the story felt rushed, maybe too easily resolved, but this was actually an improvement ov
Mary Drake
Nov 15, 2014 Mary Drake rated it liked it
I was really disappointed in this long awaited story of Antenn and Tiana. While Tiana's story is worked through well Antenn's seems to be abreviated. I'm not sure if this is because we have known him so long during the series but it is misguided. We need to understand the world and his relationships from his viewpoint. And it is as if he is abandoned again - he barely seems to interact with Mitchella and Straif and we don't meet his sibs at all although we already know he loves them. The only ...more
Nov 29, 2014 Melindeeloo rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars- review to come but... I really enjoyed this story, it was great to see past pieces of the world and little side bits from other stories come together here - especially for Atten who has grown up over the course of the series. I also liked seeing at bit of the Cross Folk's religion - which actually was quite different than I expected. And, as a weird aside, for some reason I thought that Tiana's finding her heartmate was mentioned in her sister's book, but I couldn't find it when I ...more
Nov 05, 2014 Gaby rated it did not like it
The idea of two people getting together, have some healings when it come to their own respective past, finding self confidence, strength to forgive and place in society does have its merits, but the story of Antenn and Tiana lacks the oomph factor. I have to admit that my eyes glazed during the cathedral rounds and all the politics associated with it. Whilst not depicted as one dimensional characters, Antenn and Tiana just don't grip my heart. There is a detachment from my part that sadly I am ...more
Nov 24, 2014 Renee rated it it was ok
I doubt it would win any new converts to the series, but ok for those of us who are already involved. They tend to run together now, no real standouts recently. This one almost read too 'preachy' with the tolerance message. Not that it's a bad message, just too much driving in this story. I had to go back and read Heart Mate and Heart Thief after finishing this one.
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Nov 20, 2014 Marlene rated it really liked it
This joint review was originally published at The Book Pushers

Marlene: Owens’ Heartmate series is an auto-buy for me; as soon as I finish one, I start counting down until the next. However, Heart Fire is the thirteenth book in the Celta series, and I’m not sure that it wasn’t an unlucky number. I read Ghost Layer in the same weekend that I read Heart Fire, and I liked the new series better. Not that I didn’t enjoy Heart Fire, because I certainly did, but because the Ghost series felt fresh and n
Aurian Booklover
Dec 08, 2014 Aurian Booklover rated it it was amazing
Antenn Blackthorn-Moss is a successful architect, but he is still unsecure inside. His brother was the infamous Shade, who murdered and wounded a lot of First Family nobles. Even though he has been adopted by T’Blackthorn, he has not been accepted by everyone, besides his family and circle of friends. But now he has gotten the commission of a lifetime, to build a cathedral for the Intersection of Hope Church. It will be a grand building, outside of Druida on the Varga plateau, and it will stand ...more
Jul 02, 2016 Harryo rated it it was ok
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Debbie Lester
Nov 30, 2014 Debbie Lester rated it it was amazing
Robin D. Owens continues her Celta HeartMate series with Heart Fire. This is the thirteenth book in the series based on the futuristic world of Celta, where colonists from Earth have settled seeking an end to egotism and bigotry. The world building is extensive and with so many books in the series a read might feel they need to start at the beginning but Owens does a great job of catching the reader up in order for Heart Fire to be enjoyed as a stand alone. A great new book, in this long ...more
Barb Lie
Nov 06, 2014 Barb Lie rated it it was amazing
Heart Fire by Robin D. Owens is the 13th book in her wonderful Celta series. I have been waiting a long time for Tiana’s story and was thrilled to find out Heart Fire was hers. Antenn is our hero, and Tiana’s Heartmate; however, it will take awhile before they both realize they are mates.

They each have a past that has left marks on them both which were caused by terrible tragedies that marred them. We have known that Tiana’s family was wrongly accused years ago, and lost their titles and home. T
Book Binge
Jan 22, 2015 Book Binge rated it really liked it
Antenn and Tiana! I’ve waiting for this book for years and years.

We first met Antenn back at the very beginning of the series, in Heart Mate. He and his brother were downwind boys who joined a gang. Antenn’s brother merged with two other boys to become a triad who shared thoughts and power, and he went mad when his triad brothers were killed. He ended up firebombing the council and killing several people. As his brother, Antenn carries the taint of a murderer, though he had nothing to do with it
Dec 03, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was great to return to the amazing and detailed world Owens’ creates in this series. I always look forward to the next Heartmates book and this one did not disappoint!

There were several aspects of this book I particularly loved.

First, I enjoyed the subtle message of religious tolerance throughout the book. The theme of tolerance wasn’t overly done or preachy. It was refreshing to read about a society that values tolerance so highly. I liked that we got to learn more about t
Liz F
Nov 21, 2014 Liz F rated it it was ok
Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.

**This is a DNF review**

I think, for the most part, when authors are writing a series, they try to make sure that each book can be read as a stand-alone. Sure, it can be boring to rehash things that have happened in previous books but they have to make it accessible to people who start the series midstream, either purposefully or accidentally.

I could tell that the author was attempting to do that here, in this 13th installment of the Celta's He
Nov 29, 2014 Katie(babs) rated it liked it
Antenn finally gets his story! It's now 22 years after the events of the first book. Fans of this series will eat this one up. I really enjoy yhe incredible story building and the group of characters, who we've seen grown throughout this series. Heart Fire is heavier on the dialogue, and has a big mystery element. The Fam Cats are adorable as ever. This story takes place over a few days and the HeartMate element isn't as important here, which is a nice change. Antenn and Taiana are strangers, ...more
Apr 02, 2015 Krissys rated it it was amazing
Shelves: featured-books, star
I received a digital and print copy in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley and Berkley.

Is there anything that Robin can't do? The woman has managed to write her thirteenth heart series book. Note to Readers: It can be read alone or following the previous book so for new readers, don't be worried about getting lost because Robin makes sure to fill in readers on the details without being overly repetitive to followers that have been reading the rest of the books.
I enjoyed the growth of
Jan 18, 2015 Sworthen rated it really liked it
A middle-of-the-road Celta book, which did a generally good job of the story of Tiana and Antenn's relationship; a moderately good job of dealing with the career-related hazards they encountered; and a somewhat weak job of pulling Turquoise House's many plot strands together, which is disappointing given that what I like best about this series are the long-term plots. Still, it made for fairly compulsive reading.
Still, lots of good material on the bureaucracy of worship in these books, which add
Nov 09, 2014 Cara rated it liked it
This was not my favorite Robin D Owens book. Normally I find the characters likeable and the obstacles to the leads making their heartbond valid. Antenn's obstacles made sense to me. Tiana had one very traumatic event in her childhood, but she grew up in a loving family and has the career of her dreams. I did like Antenn, but Tiana was very whiny. At the very beginning of the book she gets everything she wants to advance her career, but it isn't good enough for her. I was also really bored by ...more
Apr 01, 2015 Kristin rated it it was amazing
As always, Robin D. Owens delivers an amazing book. I can never seem to wait for the next book in her Celta series. While I have my favorite couples from the series, every single book is awesome; each story continues to build the rich tapestry of the world she has created.

Heart Fire is no exception. Set in the future from the original series couples, Heart Fire continues the sagas of the with the next generation of Celtans. Antenn and Tiana share the spotlight in the adventure and pour out thei
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