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Immortal Fire

(Red Winter Trilogy #3)

4.70  ·  Rating details ·  2,817 ratings  ·  427 reviews
Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, while the earthly yokai spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, and the yokai standing as humanity's only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality.

Despite the looming threat, Emi can't escape her greatest distr
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 11th 2017 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
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Elle There are similarities between Shiro and Inuyasha (the characters), but the stories are quite different. I mean, Inuyasha's plot is fairly complex,…moreThere are similarities between Shiro and Inuyasha (the characters), but the stories are quite different. I mean, Inuyasha's plot is fairly complex, with your 'monster-of-the-week' sort of dealing; while Red Winter (the entire trilogy, I mean), has a consistent element of a girl looking for one thing in particular instead of fighting everything else.
But, this is also just my opinion. Having in common the same Japanese folclor, these stories are bound to have similar backgrounds of sorts. (less)

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Tweebs♥️ (hiatus)
i want, "read the red winter trilogy" written on my tombstone.
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Why is this series not more popular and well known?! This was a great ending to a surprisingly wonderful YA Japanese mythology/fantasy-esque trilogy!

This series follows Emi, a human girl who has worked almost her entire life to become the vassal for one of the Japanese gods, Amaterasu. Only it turns out that the details of what that actually entails were never fully explained to her, before it was too late for her to change it. Emi must learn to accept her fate while also helping to save the world fro
Khadidja ~on hiatus~
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dear author,


Like I cAnT eVEn

"That, little miko, was a lie.”
5 stars



Legit one of the best series I have ever read to date. The characters, the plot, the action....I have zero complaints. This series deserves so much love.

This is book 3 of the trilogy, and it completely tore me apart. The Feels are THERE, the story is on point, and it left me feeling satisfied. The way it all ends makes sense, and the best part about it is that I didn't see it comi
you can read this review on my blog as well!

I've been holding off on this review for nearly a week now. It's not that I didn't like the book--I did, more than anything--it's just that... Reviewing it, or even trying, meant that it's actually over, as opposed to reading that final page. I don't know, maybe I'm being sentimental. But I just really love these characters. I know their story had to finish at some point. But it makes me incredibly sad that it finally is.

I don't want to
Lerizza Mae (books&teacups)
I've been reading this series with a bated breath for almost a week and now that I've finished it, I do not know what to do next anymore.

I have to get my bearings before I got to write my review because I'm feeling of a lot of emotions and I was not ready to accept that this series have ended. Can I have an epilogue of the epilogue? Because that's what I need right now. I want to know more, I want to read more, I want to stay within their world for much longer.

It's a roller coaster of FEELS - that is what I'm goi
Lonna | FLYLēF
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I’VE BEEN WAITING with bated breath for the release of Immortal Fire, the riveting finale to the enchanting romantic trilogy Red Winter. Once again I am left with a complete sense of awe by Annette Marie’s boundless imagination. She spins a rare magic—spellbinding readers with unforgettable characters, forbidden romance, electrifying action, and unforeseen twists—placing her among my most coveted of authors in fantasy fiction.

Lush and majestic, th
She didn’t allow herself to consider that her life would end in less than two days. Any soldier stepping into combat expected that day to be his last. This was no different.

My reaction to this book is almost similar to that of the last book. I flew through it, enjoyed the action, the banter, the character growth, and really despised the romance, the absence of urban world, the lack of female frienships, the brush off of secondary characters aka Katsuo and seethed t the stupidity of these gods.
Jessaca Willis
Prepare to be disappointed—not because the book sucks but because the series is over! *sobbing hysterically*

Annette Marie has managed to create yet another enchanting and intriguing installment to conclude this YA Fantasy series.

What I loved about the Red Winter series was Marie’s characters. I’ll admit, a lot of the Kunitsukami and Amatsukani share the same air of aristocracy and indignation, but the two that shine are Emi and Shiro. Both are strong, but in mirror opposing ways, th
Minni Mouse
This is one of the best young adult series if you're looking for a light, entertaining fantasy adventure with believable elements of Japanese mythology and one of the sweetest romances ever.

On one hand, this series wasn't the best or most emotionally powerful thing I've ever read but on the other hand, it was a delightfully charming story of Japanese mythology, light adventure, romance, and fantasy. The series had me rapt with suspense, emotional from Emi's struggle with martyrdom, and heart ac
Beatrice in Bookland
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Do you promise?"

kill me now this is one of the best trilogies of all time and now i'm crying again
How can I begin with this trilogy???

This last book, Immortal fire, crushed my soul and put it back together in less than 400 pages. I love everything about this book, and this story, and these characters. Plus, it has one of the best romances I've ever read in my life,. Shiro and Emi are just my OTP right now, and I can't get over how amazing and stunning this series was.
its been a year and im still not stable enough to write a review so review to come never


I think im dead

RTC when I'm stable enough......which is probably never, so RTC maybe after my exams.

I'll probably be re-reading this after my exams though \_(ツ)_/
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
09/14/2018: Read again for the second time!

Oh, my bleeding heart hurts. It feels like Susano himself has been wreaking havoc upon my soul. Again, I am so happy that I reread this series. This series is so special and beautiful.

I am still so in awe of Annette Marie's unmatched storytelling. She hits every spot of the story with such vigor. Her ideas are so creative and her follow through with the story is flawless. The plot of the story is interesting and gripping. The world-building
Cheryl La Pa
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Fantastic Stars! Now that’s how you end a series! Ms Marie wrapped it up perfectly! She tied up all the loose ends without it being too predictable or cheesy. There were losses and sacrifices, and I am not ashamed to admit that I shed a tear or two (both happy and sad).

The Immortal Fire is the third and final book in the Red Winter trilogy, a Japanese mythology fantasy series. And I would highly recommend the entire series! Too often I have become emotionally involved in a series for it to en
Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️


I loved that this was a trilogy and not a saga of some sort, it kept every moment in the book happening, not a dull spot in sight.
I really liked how it all came together. I was so immersed in the world and all these moments and that portion between and the fifty percent and seventy-five percent mark? I feel like I was truly living in them. Every word, every dialogue was so keenly felt, I had this weird smile the entire time I was reading it, like a proud parent but o
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
Immortal Fire was a book I was greedily anticipating and also dreading because I didn't want to see this series come to an end. Even though I am sad to see this series end, I thought the author did a great job wrapping up this story. Immortal Fire had a wonderful balance of romance, action, tension, and world building. This book was a book that sucked me in and didn't let me go until long after it ended.

Throughout this series, I really grew to like the main character, Emi. Emi developed into such a str
Aneta Bak
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This has to be one of my favourite series ever. I wish more people knew about it becauase it truly is breathtaking.

Isanami is about to descend, and its up to Emi to stop her from destroying the Earth. As the day of Emi’s death comes closer, her love for Shiro only grows, will she be able to take the final beads of the Onenju off and release Shiro’s true form? It could mean winning the war, but losing Shiro for good.

I have grown to love Emi with all my heart. I have read c
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is over and I do not want to be over!

This last book in the Red Winter Trilogy was full of excitement and tears. I am now finished with this trilogy and part of me want more especially of Shiro.

The characters and their development was brilliant and I love all of them even the villain Izanami was likable and I loved that the author explained her reasons behind her actions. I liked the description of the nature scenes but also the battle s
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In the final installment of the Red Winter trilogy Emi is closer than ever to the solstice when her immortal goddess Amaterasu will descend and take over her human body. She only has a few short weeks to find the last Kunitsukami and come up with a plan to protect the world from the immortal goddess Izanami and her powerful immortal brother Izanagi. As Yumei and her yokai allies gather more troops she and Shiro have to face the fact they will no
murphy ✌ (daydreamofalife)
5 / 5

Simply amazing. This was everything I could've ever wanted from a finale to this trilogy.

full review to come sometime later?? i really want to review all three books, but that may take some time & my december is already packed so idk. i guess it'll be an indefinite rtc

(read for #OWBookClub 'must read before 2018' because i'd wanted to read this as soon as it came out, but never got around to it)
i was found dead in miami, literally.
RTC. (no rating just yet, i'm indecisive)
Yael Shalom
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I want to thank you Annette marie, for restoring my confidence in my ability to get excited about fantasy , to dive into wonderful worlds and to fall in love again.
This series is great. Written with so much talent , skill and professionalism. There was nothing missing and there wasn't something that was too much. Everything was measured and precise. Romanticism was so lovely and moving , delicate yet passionet .
All the characters but mostly amazing Emmie , Shiro ( who I fell in love with
Bright Star
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2017
“You'll forget me someday, little miko.”
“I'll never forget you. I'll remember you to my last day.”
“Do you promise?”
“Yes, I promise.”

How to end magnificently a series! I'm speechless guys, I don't even know what to say! This was one of the most beautiful trilogies I've EVER read! Each book is an escalation of emotions, feelings and action, and in this final book everything was PERFECT! All the characters were incredible and unforgettable, the fights and the final battle were brilliant, and the
5 stars

In this book Emi and Shiro's adventures come to an end, and we can only hope it won't be disastrous. I want to write a proper review for this one day but for now I'll keep it short: it was hilarious, action-packed, heart-wrenching, emotional and swoony. I always feel like rereading Annette Maries' books a shortwhile after reading them so maybe I can describe it better by then. I just love this series so much ugh.
" To find true Makoto no Kokoro, you don't need to be in harmony with a kami. You need to be in harmony with yourself "

Let me get straight to the point if like the first two books you will like/love this finale. The character growth for Emi from meek Kamikagari to an independent young lady, Shiro/Inari from reckless, cunning, cold, immortal being to actually caring for someone and Yumei's antisocial demeanor to accepting hugs and their friendship! I like that kami, yokai and love story aside, t
This is the third and final book of the Red Winter Trilogy. I loved this series so much that even writing this final review is making me sad!

I'll let you in on a little secret - I received this book as an ARC from Xpresso Book Tours and I read it and I loved it. The unfortunate thing about the ARC though, was that because it was an advance copy not all of the artwork was complete... So I just HAD to purchase the published version. I plan on buying the complete set of these beautiful works of art for
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Leave it to Annette Marie to weave exciting plots with interesting story and sweet giddy romance. Marie is very good with balancing her fantasy romance with action. She has never lost main plot to sub plots nor romance to other anticipation events. I love every page and although the telling might seems slow but its pace suit the Japanese theme perfectly.
Immortal Fire s based heavily on Japanese mythology and its culture which show Annette's diligent research and excellent writing skill. Every w
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You, out there, scrolling through Goodreads updates won't give you any pleasure.
But this book will!!!
Please, just go and read it!
This book is everything people enjoy in fantasy books!
I don't know what else to say.
I really recommend every single soul in this world to read it!
Read it!!!
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Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, romantic fantasy Red Winter, and sassy UF series The Guild Codex.

Her first love is fantasy, while fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has inquired as to whether she inten

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Red Winter Trilogy (3 books)
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