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Hidden Fire

(The Watchers #2)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Auriella’s new life as a royal protector is in shambles. The new king ignores her warnings of a Shadow Legion invasion and he is determined to marry her off. Ghosts from her past, the discovery of other Watchers, and a handsome Scottish warrior throw her off guard and weaken her emotional defenses. Caught in a web of secrecy and betrayal, Auriella struggles to control and ...more
Published February 28th 2015 by Netherfield Publishing, LLC
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Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Once again I am swept away into the world Deirdra has created. I think I enjoyed this book just as much as the first.

Hidden fire takes place a few years after night of light. Auriella is working away at keeping the people of England safe from the shadow legion. Even though her work is unappreciated and often the joke of the town she keeps her promise as the countries Watcher until she is forced into a mission that changes her whole perspective of what she needs to do to save not only the people
Janene Farrelly
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Auriella continues her fight against Erebus and the shadow legion as the watcher of London under King Edwards rule. Whilst trying to negotiate peace between England and Scotland she meets Azrael and other watchers from Neviah. During this journey she learns more about her true origins. During this book I read one of the best takes on peace which was "Peace is not an end goal you achieve when everything is perfect in the world. It's something you claim when everything is perfect in your heart" . ...more
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! I think I loved it more than the first one actually.
This book is filled with unexpected plot twists, a beautiful romance, and and so much other thrilling things that I couldn't put it down!
I would definitely read this again and again and strongly suggest it for other people to read!
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely amazing. I thought that I knew what was going to happen pretty near the beginning, but I was pleasantly surprised. And it didn't detract from the story as much as you would have thought. So many wonderful quotes in this book and I can't wait to visit the book again and glean more of them. I loved this book even more than the first.
I received an ebook to review.
MaryAnn Dennis
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
The second book in the Watchers series, this continuation of Lady Aureilla's adventures was just as enjoyable as the first book in this series.

Follow Aureilla as she is at first mocked by her new king, who thinks she has been inventing her stories of the Shadow Legion trying to take over the throne. Then, she is reunited with her first love, Lucas, who has become the King's new captain. Lucas also seems to think that Aureilla is just fancying herself a mythical warrior of legend.

Aureilla is se
Sher A. Hart
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Overall, Hidden Fire was an exciting read with a fully developed plot, a worthy successor to book 1. I had no trouble picking up the thread of the story without feeling dragged down by backstory. Lady Auriella is England’s unappreciated watcher, getting into trouble for causing damage via her fiery battles. This time, the writing pulled me into her head better because others described her rather than breaking her point of view. A nice improvement.

The characters were great. I couldn’t help but lo
This is the second book of the series The watchers from author Dierdra Eden. This is a semi short book at a little over 200 pages on my reader. Currently it is available in e-book and paperback.

This book is written much like the first book. It does a great job of keeping your interest through out the story. The story adds a few new characters to the story line. For the most part they are not developed well, barely enough to understand their purpose. The development of Auriella further expands in
Tonja Drecker
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I didn't get a chance to read book one yet, but after the wonderful adventure in book two, I'm definitely going to correct this. Still, even without book one, I had no trouble diving into Auriella's story. Auriella is a great character, a strong girl who's stuck in a time and class where women were supposed to be anything but amazing warriors.

It was easy to get involved in her troubles and understand why she felt the way she did about things. She's not always sure of herself, but it's exactly th
Laurie Baker
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Our knighted Auriella is now in charge of protecting England from the Shadow Legion. The story starts off with a battle between Auriella and a Shadow Lord right from the start and the excitement continues till the last page. The second book of The Watcher's series is fast paced and really fills in many of the gaps from the first book and our heroine learns more about herself, powers, and where she is from. She discovers more of her powers with the help form a very interesting perso
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I have read in the Watchers series, and definitely my favourite. It has been six years since we were first introduced to Aurellia, an orphan with brilliant powers and secrets even unbeknown to her. She has come a long way in that time, and has now been given the job by the King to protect England against attacks by the Shadow Legion. She is ridiculed for her position, as she "will never attract a husband wearing a sword". She is sent on a mission to kill the King of Scotl ...more
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book had me even more engaged than the first. The second book was geared a little more for adults even though the heroine is a 19 year old. It was hard for me to put the book down once I started reading it.

Auriella is still fighting the Shadow Lords who are after her blood and ultimately her power. Not only is she discovering more about herself, she is trying to gain acknowledgement and respect shown mainly to men. She is still working through the loss of her fiance years prior and has no d
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

Hidden Fire is book two of The Watchers series. In this portion we see Lady Auriella as London's Watcher. Even though King Edward sees her as a fragile woman, she works tirelessly at keeping the castle safe from the Shadow Legion.

King Edward sends Auriella on a mission to Scotland, against her better judgment she leaves. Along the way she meets three Nevian rebels. One wields the gift of nature, one the gift of weapons and th
Anna Tan
Jun 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books, review-copy
At 19, Lady Auriella is the Watcher of England and she's beginning to feel like a miserable failure. The newly-crowned King Edward doesn't believe in the Shadows and publicly mocks her position whilst trying to find her a suitable husband. Her world falls further apart when she's sent to assassinate the King of Scotland.

Her journey is fraught with danger - not just from the Shadow Legions and ghosts from the past, but from the strange Watchers she meets on the road and the one handsome Scottish
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free digital copy of this book for the purposes of an honest review.

The minute I received this ebook, I was reading, and I spent the entire day on my Kindle. My family could all see to leave me alone, ha ha!

In the first book, I felt like some things were a bit scattered, but I assumed that was a little bit of the author setting the stage. That was not an issue at all with book 2, and I loved every minute of it! In fact, I am anxiously waiting to get my hands on book 3. :)

One of my
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deirdra Eden Had me hooked on this series within the first chapter of Book 1, and the second book, Hidden Fire did not let me down. It has been seven years since we first met Auriella. The new king ignores her warnings of a Shadow Legion invasion and he is determined to marry her off. He get annoyed with her and sends her to Scotland to kill the Scottish King. Along the way, she gets attacked by several shadow wolves, who badly injure her. She get rescued by three men, who turn out to also be wa ...more
Michelle Boyea
Jan 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Well, I am glad I gave this series another change. I was not a fan of book 1 but book 2 was definitely better!

I felt that this book was still predictable and did not flow as well as it could, but the characters were better developed and the book was more engaging. I am definitely intrigued to see how the rest of the story goes.

Now that we are gaining more background information on the main character, I feel that I c
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I received this ebook for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own*

In this book Auriella has grown up and is now a royal protector from the shadow legions invasions. She also is learning how to use another newfound power called starfire. I found from the time I started reading it, it was very difficult to put down! I really enjoyed the suspense, action and the unfolding love story. I feel it is a great book for teenagers and adults looking to escape reality for a little wh
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Auriella is now England's Watcher, to protect them from the Shadow Legion. The new king isn't supportive, and sends her to assassinate the Scottish king. On the way, she comes across three other Nineveans, who help her see that the Scots aren't barbarians. When she returns to England, the English king is unhappy with her failed assassination attempt. Her lover, thought to have been killed in the war, comes back as the captain of the guard. All is not as it seems, and Auriella has to decide what ...more
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This second book in The Watchers series was very good, but also quite predictable. Usually when I am able to predict what is going to happen early on, I lose interest. This was certainly not the case for this one. I loved the writing and, though I was pretty sure I knew what the end result would be (and turned out to be dead-on), I was able to completely enjoy the journey. That rarely happens for me, so I was pleased with the book. I still want to read more of the series, as it comes out, so it ...more
Captain Shakespeare
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is a fantastic follow-up to the first. The writing is flushed out a lot more and Eden's ability to enthrall with her writing style and use of visual wording makes for an excellent read and a unique story. I hope to read many more of her books in the future. This got me back in the habit of just curling up with a good book instead of browsing TV shows.

Highly recommended.

*I did receive this item for free or at a discount in exchange for providing my opinion*
Jan farnworth
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
This a great continuation of the story of Auriella who is now a royal protector from the shadow legion. Book two has lots of twists and turns in store for you to read about. Their was times of humor mixed with times of danger and excitement i was wrapped up in the story from the first page right up to the end.
Cassie Shiels
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I didn't think it could get any better, this one beat the awesomeness of the first book. I admit it made me a bad mother, I had to keep reading and my kids watched way to much T.V. I loved it, the romance, the suspense and the epic battles were super fantastic! Deirdra I can''t wait for book #3!
Tif David
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was so engrossed in this story and it took me only 4 days to read both books! I love the fact that the protagonist is a female and a relatable one at that! Definitely looking forward to a third installment! Great job, Deirdra Eden!
Gabrielle Messier
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely a page turner! With amazing characters, very captivating plot and many mysteries yet to uncover Hidden Fire will leave hanging to the very last page, cant wait to read the third part!
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first! I absolutely LOVE the new characters in this book, they are so fun. And the romance? Wow, sparks-a-flyin!
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Deirdra has spent the last decade captivating audiences of all ages with her novels and fairy tales. Her specialty is paranormal theology that delves into documented historical phenomenon and natural disasters of biblical proportions that entices indulgence of a fine line between fact and fantasy.

Her goal in writing is to saturate her books with intrigue, mystery, romance, and plot twists that wil

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