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Fire in the Blood

(Brimstone Angels #4)

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SCRIBE- award-winning author, Erin M. Evans, continues the riveting tale of her Sundering character, Farideh, as she becomes embroiled in a Forgotten Realms-flavored game of thrones.

In a direct follow-up to the third book in the Sundering series, The Adversary, young warlock Farideh falls into the midst of a battle for the throne of Cormyr. As the war brought on by the
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Wizards of the Coast (first published January 1st 2014)
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Pål The character relations is in the middle of an ongoing story and the book will leave major plot points unresolved. However, books works just fine as a…moreThe character relations is in the middle of an ongoing story and the book will leave major plot points unresolved. However, books works just fine as a Cormyr novel, and closes the regional story. In fact, the Cormyr bits was IMO the best part of the book.(less)

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Kostas
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
8.5/10

In ‘Fire in the Blood’ Evans returns once again to her own, good style after the disappointing Sundering book (and the whole series too I could say) with the story becoming again more entertaining, with lots of fun, action and some very interesting new characters.

In this book Evans takes us to, the long-promised, Cormyr and Brin’s hometown, with Farideh and Havilar getting entangled this time in a palace that is full of intrigues and machinations, as the highborn are fighting for a place
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Shadowdenizen
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: d-d-novels
After the mediocre "Sundering" tie-in last book, this series is back to it's fine form.
Joe
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: epic-fantasy
In a follow-up to The Adversary, from the Sundering line of books, Evans follows Farideh and her crew in their further adventures in Cormyr. And while this novel has many of the elements I have come to expect from a D&D themed book, it also includes most of the elements I have come to expect from Evans as well. Specifically, characteristics of stories within the genre, but not the Forgotten Realms line. The political intrigue in this book swings for the levels reached by Martin, while the ...more
Brandon
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
James
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great story about the slow corruption of a person using temptations within the gray zone. Some fun combat and encounters.
Jay Quietnight
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Still engaging and unpredictable after four books. This is shaping up to be the best epic fantasy series I've ever read.
Ryan Mulder
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Just not keeping my interest. Too much young adult drama and dry backstory.
Frank
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am glad I made it this far into the series. The best Brimstone Angels book I read so far.

Awesome!
Josh
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A terrific fantasy novel, especially if you like D&D. Highly recommended.
Edgar Schmidt
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome!

Farideh continues growing in power. Intense, romantic, emotional and intriguing. Great work.
Beware of any deals you might want to make with a cambion!
Daniel
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An immediate continuation to The Adversary (Evans’ contribution to The Sundering series of loosely-tied together stand-alone novels detailing world-shifting events to the Forgotten Realms shared universe), Fire in the Blood is also the fourth novel in her successful Brimstone Angels plot line. I entered into Evans’ series with The Adversary and reviewed it here, explaining that it worked remarkably well for a reader who was unfamiliar with the characters and storyline. Moreover I was staggered ...more
Nicolas Carrillo-Santarelli
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was a really nice surprise and, to tell the truth, among the most fun and exciting fantasy books I have read in quite a while. Furthermore, the book, while remaining faithful to the things and staple that make many love fantasy and pseudo-medieval literature, offers many things that other books in the genre do not, and does so quite well: the portrait and handling of feelings and romance in an interesting way. As a male reader, I can say that this aspect was quite intriguing and ...more
Troy Taylor
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I picked up Fire in the Blood at GenCon, intending to have Erin Evans sign a copy -- but the autograph line to her booth stretched too far around the wall for me to stay -- it was GenCon after all, and I had appointments of my own to keep.

So while I didn’t come away with the author’s signature, I did have a 464-page work, another rousing story of the adventures and romances of the tiefling twins Farideh and Havilar. On balance, a success.

I am not to be hurried. And in truth, I wasn’t about to be
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Abhinav
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-read
You can read the full review over at my blog:

http://sonsofcorax.wordpress.com/2014...

Erin M. Evans’ Brimstone Angels series has proven to be quite a good one as it has progressed. These novels feature the tiefling twins Havilar and Farideh as the main characters, with a great cast of supporting chracters, each of whom is different from the other. And as great as the characters are, the plots themselves have been fairly engaging on a minimal level. I love reading the adventures of these two, with
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Justin
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dnd
Having survived the Shade's internment camps and come to grips with the missing years in their life, Farideh and Havilar travel to Suzail, capital city of Cormyr. There, they hope to give Brin time to work out the problem of his engagement to the Princess of Cormyr, Raedra Obarskyr. At the same time, Farideh must wrestle with the recent discovery that she is a Chosen of Asmodeus, and the terrible power that comes with such an arrangement. Dahl and Vercaras also are in the city, and hope to ...more
Kim
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I first entered Farideh's world when I explored the Sundering Series last year through NetGalley. The series was comprised of six distinct novels about the separation of two worlds and its impact on their respective peoples and gods. Farideh and her journey as a Chosen, one blessed by a specific deity for an unknown purpose, were explored in the third book of the series entitled The Adversary. Her journey continued in this new novel and involved many of the same characters that interacted with ...more
Timothy Pecoraro
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
When I heard that Erin Evans was doing a sequel to Adversary I was pretty surprised. Not because Wizards of the Coast is unknown to do sequels even sequels within a series as Adversary was in the Sundering Series. But more because, the book was so middling. It seemed like the author created it for something else and then transplanted it into the Forgotten Realms rather than making completely from the ground up for the world. When I read the book, I kind of imagined that the author owed Wizards a ...more
Jonathan
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: forgotten-realms
Following the end of The Adversary, Farideh and Havilar are in Cormyr, dealing with the consequences of (view spoiler). This means that, in addition to other things, the characters must deal with the most fork-tongued creatures of all, nobles.

Since this book is set in the Forgotten Realms country of Cormyr, it features all of the staples of a good Cormyr story: nobles, Purple dragons (soldiers), War Wizards, and the royal Obarskyr family. This allows Erin M.
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Curtis
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Farideh was probably one of my favorite characters that I was introduced to in The Sundering series and The Adversary was certainly one of my favorite books. So of course I simply jumped at the opportunity to do an advance read of Fire in the Blood, the next installment in Farideh’s story.

Blurb:

SCRIBE- award-winning author, Erin M. Evans, continues the riveting tale of her Sundering character, Farideh, as she becomes embroiled in a Forgotten Realms-flavored game of thrones.

In a direct follow-up
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Star Bookworm
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I think I have turned into a little bit of a D&D nerd after being privileged to read the Wizards of the Coasts new Forgotten Realms series, The Sundering. I found the overall experience with the series fascinating and a good point to jump into the D&D world. I realize that the Forgotten Realms have existed well before my introduction, but I feel Wizards of the Coast has set up a great point for newbies to jump into the genre.

I was pleased to see that I would be able to continue with the
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Michael Adams
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Anyone who has read any of my previous reviews knows that I have been involved with D&D for 24 years and reading the novels for about the same amount of time. My previous review of The Adversary, my first Erin Evans book, was so-so and I did not hate it nor like it. I have to say I actually really liked Fire and Blood. This story continues from where the Adversary left us with Brin, Havi and the rest of their ever growing crew stuck in Cormyr and still having to answer the residual questions ...more
Kendra Lawrence
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I like that we get a glimpse into Mehen's relationships as well, and I think it'd be sweet if he got with a handsome dragonborn. Kallan, maybe.

I can't decide between Lorcan and Dahl. I love Lorcan, but he was a jerk in this book (moreso than usual). In the [i]Adversary{/i], I got the impression Lorcan might be falling for Fari, but in this one, he is clearly using her. Dahl grew on me, and by the end of the second book, when he gave her the rod, it was clear he liked her, and I can't say their
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Matt Cantrell
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
While I would consider many authors excellent, Erin M. Evans is my absolute favorite. Fire in the Blood is a great example why, as each of her novels continues to grow more complex and more rewarding each time. The Adversary was the predecessor to this Fire in the Blood, and was written as part of the Sundering series. With that in mind, although I loved the book, I felt as if it were "forced" or "pigeonholed" into fitting into the series in a way that didn't seem completely natural. There were ...more
Silas
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This fourth entry into the Brimstone Angels series is excellent like the previous three. It felt a good bit like an extension of the previous book, which was a part of the Sundering event in the Forgotten Realms. I read all but one of those, since I have yet to read some of the previous novels for one of the characters, and have read all of the Elminster books. Reading both of those things will help to make a number of the events presented here a bit more familiar. The scope of this book felt a ...more
Jessica
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
"The Adversary" was neither my favorite nor least favorite book in The Sundering series. This book starts up where the other left off, and I began reading it with a great deal of anticipation. It did not disappoint, and I very much look forward to the sequel.

It's fairly typical sword and sorcery fantasy, which is okay by me. No need to fix something that isn't broken.

One criticism of the series, I really only care about half of the characters. The princess, who did not appear in "The
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Bames
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of the book from NetGalley, in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

This book centers of the character named Farideh. Farideh plays an important role in the "Sundering" series of books. Erin M. Evans, who was among the authors who wrote books part of the Sundering series, tells us what happened to Farideh as she finds herself in the middle of complicated set of circumstances.

Farideh and her twin sister, Havilar, are in Cormyr. Aubrin is engaged to marry the Princess
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Jeffery Mace
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: forgotten-realms
The fourth brimestone angels book brings Erin M Evans into something closer to epic fantasy, and she comes up to the task perfectly. Still set during the event of the Sundering (taking place from the end of The Adversary to shortly after the beginning of Troy Denning's The Sentinel, with some events of that book being mentioned) Farideh and the gang are in Cormyr where they must deal with the fallout from the war with Sembia & Netheral including Havi and Brin's relationship, Brin's ...more
Daniel
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
***No Spoiler Alert***

First of all, thanks to netgalley for the early review.

Erin M Evans have always brought a sense of youthfullyness in her writings, she blends the setting and situation together perfectly.

Fire in the Bloods throws you right in the middle of the power struggles thats gripping Cormyr. It shows the dilemma that goes through both Farideh and Havillar.

Mehen's side story gave a revelation on the angles and openess I've never seen before from Forgotten Realms. It gave a whole new
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Paul Allard
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Demons, goblins and political intrigue

I’ve not read any of the author’s previous work so some of this was a mystery to me as it assumes knowledge of the previous two books in the series. There is some explanation but it is still mystifying in places.

Part of a Forgotten Realms series, this deals with the machinations of demons and others wrestling for power and control.in a fantasy world. It is not all talking and manipulating and some adventure occurs. Having recently read a Salvatore book in
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Brian
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Much more fun than the Adversary, this books really ramps up that urban-fantasy-in-a-high-fantasy world feel. We get more politics (both mortal and Hellish) and all the characters are given interesting things to do and issues to wrestle with. The relationship between causes-and-effects is even tighter, and when things start spinning out of control, you understand absolutely how things got to this point (though one of the male characters does spend a good chunk of the book being a whiny twit). ...more
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