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Sisters of the Fire

(Blood and Gold #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  414 ratings  ·  100 reviews
An action-packed, compelling historical fantasy, from the pen of an award-winning author

The battle-scarred warrior princess Bluebell, heir to her father’s throne, is rumoured to be unkillable. So when she learns of a sword wrought specifically to slay her by the fearsome raven king, Hakon, she sets out on a journey to find it before it finds her. The sword is rumoured to b
Paperback, 435 pages
Published August 22nd 2016 by Harlequin Mira
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Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
3.5 stars

The highly anticipated second book Sisters of the Fire in the Blood and Gold series, delivers a tour de force of imagination for your senses in plot and setting.

The adventures and misadventures of the sisters continues in a blaze of love, fury and betrayals in a world much like ancient Britain with rocky shores, craggy islands, mythical forests, whimsical towns and arcane fortresses.

Bluebell is the fierce warrior of the sisters and in search of the sword that has been crafted to slay
They were sisters, but their bonds were tenuous, almost non-existent, as their lives, their goals and their responsibilities were so divergent. Bluebell was the fierce warrior, manlike in her strength and abilities and she was the sister groomed to reign over their father’s kingdom. Underneath her gruff exterior is a heart filled with warmth for a limited few, because she could not show weakness. Each sister became the artist on the canvases of their lives, some colorful, some twisted and surrea ...more
3.5/5 stars

Review from Tenacious Reader

Sisters of Fire picks up 4 years after Daughters of the Storm left off. It has a good amount of action, plotting, scheming, betrayal, etc. Each of the sisters are on their own path. Bluebell is working with her father, the King, and continues to have quite the fearsome reputation as a warrior. Rose has been cast aside and banished by her husband and is raising her younger child in a remote area. Her daughter Rowan is also featured with her caretaker who hav
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, this is one of those times when I’m going to try hard not to do one of those irritatingly gushy reviews. You know…the ones where the exclamation points outnumber the vowels and every other word is written TOTALLY in CAPS?

But seriously, I love this series and loved this book.

Now, I caution you that you should read book 1 first. There’s so much world building and character building in that book. You can still get into this one, but I think you’ll miss out on a lot that deals directly with our
Sep 08, 2018 marked it as pile-of-shame  ·  review of another edition
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This Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) was provided by Ballantine Books and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions stated are my own. Any quotes are subject to change upon publication.
Anne - Books of My Heart
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart
Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
4.5 hearts
I read Daughters of the Storm last year which started the  Blood and Gold series  and wanted the next book so much.  I loved the characters and the Norse fantasy themes.  I got this book early, way back in August but the New Release challenge has me trying to read current year rather than future years.  Then I had t
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This second book in the Blood and Gold series is even better than the first. The setting (northern European-ish) and world-building are as good as before, but I thought the writing itself was a bit smoother. Mainly, the character development was better than in the first book. The likable characters were more likable, though still flawed; other characters sunk further into their selfishness and became less likable--although sometimes more interesting! Either way, we got to know them better, which ...more
Karen Brooks
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second book in the Blood and Gold series, Sister of the Fire, is set a few years after the thrilling events of the first book, Daughters of the Storm, conclude. Once more, we’re drawn into the lives of the five very different sisters as they hurdle towards their unknown and dark destinies. Whether it’s the fierce and loyal Bluebell who’s on a mission to locate a sword that’s been crafted for the purpose of slaying her and which she fears one of her sister’s possesses; or forlorn Rose, the pr ...more
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins was a very fast paced, fantasy book that keeps you guessing until the end!

Kim Wilkins takes you on six different journeys from the perspective of five sisters, and the daughter of one of the sisters. Bluebell, Rose, Rowan (Rose’s daughter), Ash, Ivy, and Willow are all on a very different adventure. Bluebell is a warrior leading the king’s army. Rose is in hiding from her last husband whom she cheated on. Rowan is the daughter of Rose and is hidden away from R
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
What. No. Hard pass.
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wilkins has created an intricate, complex, and fascinating world in her Blood and Gold series, and "Sisters of the Fire" is a stunning addition. The main story which is described in the plot summary is that Bluebell is seeking the sword which is foretold to kill her and currently possessed by one of her sisters. She seeks out each of her sisters to find it. However, the novel is much more complex than this and it is one of many subplots. All 5 sisters have their own stories, each of which could ...more
Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon
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ARC received from HarlequinAustralia/Mira in return for an honest review:

I do believe I liked Sisters of the fire even more than Daughters of the Storm. And I adored Daughters of the storm. This book takes up the story 4 years after the end of book 1. All 5 sisters and their offspring are spread across Thrysland and Bluebell hears that one of her sisters has the trollb
Anika Claire
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm really enjoying this series from a local (uq!) author. The five sisters, Bluebell, Rose, Ivy, Ash and Willow are in such different places at the start of this book, and it takes a good while for their individual stories to weave back together, but when they do, wow!

Review posted on Tea in the Treetops in October 2016:

Five sisters, the daughters of King Aelthric, are spread out across Thyrsland, each on a separate path. Bluebell, the heir to the throne, becomes aware of a plot to kill her an
Nicole Field
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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NetGalley Review

I think I loved this book just as much as I loved Daughters of the Storm before it. Just like the first in the series, this book revolves around the five sisters of the King of Thyrsland. But it's also four years later, so Rose's young daughter Rowan steps onto the stage and starts being a main influencer in this tale.

Bluebell is off fighting battles (again) when she finally finds out that there is a sword that's been crafted to kill her, and that one of her sisters possesses it. It doesn't ta
I was so excited to get my hands on book 2, and it did not disappoint! I think it may even be better than the first, and I absolutely loved the first book. Wilkins is such a great storyteller, and it's so easy to become immersed in the world she's created. One of my favorite things about this series is the way she jumps from character to character and how each of the sisters is so different. I was never once bored while reading. I would easily get caught up in each of their stories, which made i ...more
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WHOA! Saying that this is a highly anticipated sequel is very underrated! This book blew me away! I had my own ideas of what was going to happen to these sisters and how this novel was going to play out, but I was wrong in almost every aspect.

If you hadn't yet checked out my review for book one Daughters Of The Storm then head over to it so you can see how these characters first started out.
Ok, so maybe the sisters themselves haven't chang
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in return for an unbiased review.

I am so happy I stayed with this series!. I read and reviewed the first book, Daughters of the Storm, months ago and while I liked it, I wasn’t really sure if it would pan out for me. Now that I’ve read this second book in the series I feel it has panned out in spades and just keeps getting better as it goes along.

The focus of this story is on five sisters. The setting is somewhat reminiscent of a Engish/Nordic
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The illustration of this book cover is beautiful. I love the colors along the five females and dragon in the background. It conveyed beautifully with this story.

If you enjoy



Fast paced actions



Strong women





Elemental Mage






Hints of romance

and of course,


Then this epic fantasy is for you if you're an adult. Finally! Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy YA Fantasy, but it's nice if we have adult fantasy from time to ti
Feb 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

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This is the second book in the series. I was at a disadvantage reading this book because I have not read the first book in the series. While there was plenty of back story in the book to let me understand what was going on with the characters, I probably would have liked it more if I'd read the first book. That's on me, not the author.

The book follows the story of five royal sisters that have splintered away
Alex Can Read
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kim Wilkins' Blood and Gold series is the sweeping epic fantasy series that I've been looking for. Book two, Sisters of the Fire is packed full of strong, courageous ladies taking control of their futures.

In Sisters of the Fire we follow the daughters of the Storm King Bluebell, Willow, Ash, Rose, Ivy and his granddaughter Rowan as they lead their separate lives woven together by fate, circumstance and political plot. Much like Game of Thrones, there are sections from the point of view of each o
Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
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Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Disclaimer: I received this free book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

The bottom line is if you like stories featuring strong women, sisters with complex relationships, fights, and love, dragons, and multiple perspectives, you have to read the Blood and Gold series. From the beginning I was hooked all over again on these fabulous women. They each have such a strong personality and you never lose track of who they are. Fierce, strong, intelligent, an
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Firstly, I began reading this book without knowing that it was part of a series. When I realized this, I tried to hunt down the first novel but unfortunately was unable to find it or order a copy of it. I continued reading this novel in spite of that, and I am SO GLAD that I did! Here is my review:

Five sisters, each unique, and each destined for something that they could never imagine...One is a gifted mag
Dee/ bookworm
Sisters of the Fire (Blood and Gold #2)
by Kim Wilkins is one of a series, and when I requested to read this book from NetGalley, I was not aware it was not the first book. I think if I had read the first one first, I would have liked this one more. I felt kind of detached from the book for about the first 10% and then once I found my footing with all the inter language the book contained, it was more interesting. That being said, I didn't ever really feel connected to any of the characters.
Kate Forsyth
Sisters of the Fire is the second in a new fantasy series by one of my favourite Australian writers, Kim Wilkins, following on from Daughters of the Storm. The story follows the adventures and misadventures of five sisters in a world very much like ancient Britain. There is Bluebell the warrior, Ash who is tormented by her ability to see the future, Rose who gambled all for love, Ivy who was sold into marriage for her father’s power, and Willow who plots against them all. The writing is elegant ...more
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Netgally for a copy of this title in exchange of an honest review.
Well, it is so good having Kim Wilkins writing under her name again, I do love Kimberley Frreman titles but I LOVE Kim so much more.
Rich in history, strong female characters and a fair bit of magic is what makes this series flow so easy.
I love this series and cannot wait for the next book.
Good to see you back Kim.
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy. Cow. That was amazing!

Like I said in my review of Daughters of the Storm, I was cautious going into this series because I have been burned waaaay too many times by fantasy titles coming out of the tradpub houses these days. It's like nobody in the insular NYC publishing scene knows what appeals to regular people who don't want to be bashed over the head with trite political commentary in their sword and sorcery fantasy.

But somehow, Kim Wilkins slipped through the cracks and brought us a cr
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Note: I requested a copy of this book through NetGalley and I voluntarily give this review, it is my honest opinion.

So I made a mistake. When I was reading the monthly NetGalley newsletter I came across the synopsis for Sisters of Fire by Kim Wilkins and I thought it sounded amazing, so what did I do, I requested it and was surprisingly approved. It wasn't until after I downloaded the galley that I realized that Sisters of Fire is the second book in the series and I have not read the first. I kn
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an ARC that I won from a Giveaway that Del Rey was having on Instagram. Thank you again, Del Rey!

I am a little confused though because the book is being released in the U.S. on February 2, 2019 but was released elsewhere in 2016, and some of the reviews on Goodreads are from 2 years ago. So, is this still an ARC?

Whatever it is, I enjoyed this second book in the trilogy. There is some fun action and it's to the point. The description doesn't drag on and on. I would say it was more charact
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was given an e-Advanced Reader Copy of this novel through Netgalley. Many thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to do so!

Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins is the second installment of the Blood and Gold series. Wilkins again delivers a novel with diverse characters, scheming sisters, conspiracy and of course magic. She delves deeper into her world and builds upon it in and even explores new regio
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