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Immortal Fire

(Red Winter Trilogy #3)

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  6,417 ratings  ·  800 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 distra ...more
Paperback, 367 pages
Published April 11th 2017 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
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Amber-Leigh Honestly, not really. There are certainly a few similarities if you squint, but what common ground there is seems like surface level stuff to me (i.e.…moreHonestly, not really. There are certainly a few similarities if you squint, but what common ground there is seems like surface level stuff to me (i.e. both works have clearly drawn inspiration from well-documented Japanese myths and legends, resulting in some overlapping ideas). When it comes to the individual stories, however, I feel like Inuyasha and Red Winter each took very different routes. That's just my opinion though.(less)
˚✧₊⁎ѕαи∂у⁎⁺˳✧༚ It reminds me of Inuyasha, and Hiiro no Kakera. Except neither Anime nor Manga made me cry non stop.🐉

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i want, "read the red winter trilogy" written on my tombstone. ...more
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 wo
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dear author,


Like I cAnT eVEn

"That, little miko, was a lie.”
Lucie V.
Tomorrow is my last day in the world. I am not afraid.

✅ Gorgeous cover
✅ Asian inspired
✅ Mythology
✅ Characters
✅ Romance
✅ Action
✅ Lots of emotions
❗️❗️ Be sure to have kleenex near you while reading this book

What a wild adventure this series was. Immortal Fire is a real roller-coaster of emotions, but it is definitely worth every laugh and every tear. 💗

This book is the magnificent ending to a great trilogy, I am speechless. Each book in this series is a slow-building of emotions an
Phuong ✯
How did I went from feeling absolutely nothing and being bored in Red Winter to trying to hold back my tears in the last 40% of Immortal Fire , but losing that battle quicker than I can get tissues. Is that how it feels like to develop a conscience?

The Red Winter trilogy is a YA fantasy series based on Japanese mythology and reminded me so much of Inu Yasha. If you loved Inu Yasha YOU NEED TO READ THIS ASAP!!! Even if you didn't watch Inu Yasha, please read this series, cause it's so und
Lia Carstairs
my eyes are blessed from this mini shiroemi comic🥺

even rereading i still felt every single emotion and now im sad its over again😭 THE LOVE I HAVE FOR THIS SERIES. IT'S LITERALLY SO BEAUTIFUL <33

Yumei and Emi's bond is one of the most precious ones ive ever seen i literally would die of happiness if there was a spin-off abt Yumei

AND SHIRO AND EMI SKGHKS THEYRE SO ADORABLE I ADORE THEM😩💞 i'll never get enough of those two.

if youre looking Japanese mythology based slow-burn romance with the most wh
wonderful buddy-read-re-read with Diana! thanks babe! i love this series so much❤.


love is in the air, everytime i read this book
love is in the air, every word and every look
and i don't know if i'm being foolish
don't know if i'm being wise
but it's something that i must reread now
and it's there when i look in Shiro's eyes

(thank you very much, i should clearly be a song writer).

oh my god. this series was just the most addictive, entertaining, gorgeous, romantic, sigh-inducing series i've read
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 coming. I LOVED being surprised
nuin giliath
3rd reading: Starting 2021 by rereading this series was one of the best decisions I've made in a while. These books have consistently brought me so much enjoyment in the past and they continued doing so this time too. Everything I said in my previous reviews is still 100% valid in expressing my immense love for this series. 💖💖

So why should YOU read this series? In case you've been sleeping on my other reviews and 25483 updates, there's…
• a female lead character who demonstrates unwavering determ
Izza 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 - t
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 give anything a
AℳY♔Queen of Fat cats♔민윤기's fiancé
*kisses kindle unlimited app*♥
This series guys!! An emotional rollercoaster!!!


I was crying, I was laughing, I was exclaiming "aw" I didn't want to put the book down, not even for eating, and believe me besides books I love food!! It takes a lot to take me away from food, but this series did the trick!!

Remember how I said that RED WINTER took some time to reach awesomeness, but eventually was great? Well, this book is a great culmination
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 ma
reread 2020:

"I would forget everything else," he murmured, " as long as I didn't forget who I am with you. This is who I want to be".

Excuse me while I go cry about these characters for the rest of eternity because they make me feel so much.

First read 2018:

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
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 t
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
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, their strengths
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
Oh man, MY HEART.

I didn't review this the first time round (like I did with books one and two). So here I am, two years later, to tell you that nothing has changed and I still love this book and I would still give up everything I own to live inside it.

This review is just going to be an incoherent mess of me babbling that


2) Emi is a damn good heroine too.

3) The world Annette Marie has created here is absolutely stunning.

4) Her writing is beautiful - a perfect complement to the
♛Vanessa♛ Fangirl Faction
08/10/2020: Reread!
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Grace A.
Oct 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is my review of the series.
It was full of action, engrossing, and engaging. There was never a dull moment; you will not be bored.
The world-building was phenomenal; rich with history and detailed geography, and the magic system and its rules of play on-point. But, most of all, I fell in love with Emi and Shiro. Through the highs and lows, I was rooting for them. An immortal and a human in love had disaster written all over it, but that didn’t stop me.
It was a great series. I enjoyed it very
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
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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
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 scenes. Loved how the characters matured along the way an
May 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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)_/¯
Joshita ❤
Apr 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
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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 countless books, and to t
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
DNF at 53%
I lost interest...
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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 intends to include th

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