Soul of Fire (Magical British Empire, #2)
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Soul of Fire (Magical British Empire #2)

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Filled with adventure and danger, intrigue and romance, this thrilling new fantasy from Sarah Hoyt follows the quest for a rare treasure—by a man of rare breed—in a magical Victorian British Empire that never was….

British gentleman and were-dragon Peter Farewell has embarked on a daunting task: to recover the Soul of Fire, a magical ruby said to lie at the heart of British...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published July 29th 2008 by Spectra
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SOUL OF FIRE, Hoyt's second novel set in her alternate 'Magical British Empire' series, follows a minor character from Hoyt's first novel in the series, HEART OF LIGHT, Peter Farewell, British gentleman and were-dragon.

After his promise to Nigil, the hero of HEART OF LIGHT, to return the second of two legendary magical jewels said to have been in Charlemagne's (yes, that Charlemagne) possession once upon a time, Peter sets off to British occupied India in pursuit of the jewel. He doesn't expect...more
In a colonial India full of weres, a dragon saves a girl falling off of a balcony. It turns out she is fleeing an undesirable marriage and is a bit headstrong. It turns out the dragon is, in fact, a were-dragon and that he is searching for the mysterious Soul of Fire ruby. Did I mention that they are both nubile beautiful young people and that he becomes naked every time he changes form? Oh yes it is a recipe for romance readers with not one, or even two, but three romance story lines, yes even...more
Cheryl a.k.a Poptart
This is the second book in a three part series known as the Magical British Empire. Soul of Fire was better than the first book although still lacking a steady rhythm. While showing more feeling than its predecessor, it still lacked emotions in which to keep the reader enthralled. It seems that the author does not like displays of emotions and her characters seem stiff because of it. Soul of Fire takes a little effort to read but due to overall plot it okay. Not recommended for readers who fall...more
4 stars is a bit much but three is definitely not enough. Liked the book. Liked the fact that we are going on with another culture and another main character that was well established in book one. Did find it odd that the scene where the dragons fight was so abruptely terminated.
This was a pretty good book but it could have been better. The pace of the book was odd. The beginning was drawn out but towards the end of the book, everything felt rushed. Overall, it was a good book but I'm not going to read the next book in the series.
Big improvement over book one. I was looking forward to Peter's story and Sofie, while annoying at first, does improve over the course of the book. The two secondary romantic pairings did nothing for me though.
It has lots of potential but the author just messed up the story pace, stiff character development and dry humour.
Fun, but rather rushed. Any of the three relationships in the book could have been a complete story.
Sequel to Heart of fire...continuation of said story. more romance this time.
Lynn Calvin
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