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Immortal Fire

(Red Winter Trilogy #3)

4.68  ·  Rating details ·  4,248 ratings  ·  584 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 distrac
Paperback, 384 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.
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.”
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
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 in a while, and i loved it.

Red Winter was recommended to me a while ago, but i put it
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 - 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
ⒶH-ℳℰⒾ ♔♚♛Queen Of The Fat Cats♛♚♔
*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
nuin giliath
I just received an email from Goodreads with the title: “You finished Immortal Fire (Red Winter Trilogy, #3). What’s next?” ... What’s next?! What’s next is that I will slip quietly into the world beyond because I am emotionally spent and I don’t even know how to live anymore. I am going to need therapy after this.

THE FEELS ARE REAL. I admit that before I even started this series, I snickered a bit at all of these over-the-top “I’m dead” reviews. It is rare for me to experience external display
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
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
08/10/2020: Reread!
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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
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
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)_/¯
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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
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

Careful, plenty of !!! to come xD

This is the best!!!!!
I just finished this and maybe I should wait to write a review but I don't want to. I just love this so much, I'm so happy right now!!! Squeals of joy, throwing confettis happy!

Emi, Shiro, everyone, I just love them so much!
People should read this serie, people should know about this serie!
I already love Annette Marie's serie the Guild Codex and I read the first 2 books of her Steel & Stone which I didn't love, it feels a little too
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
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 only I was imaginin
DNF at 53%
I lost interest...
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked 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 su
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 compl
Diana Bautista
"This is who I want to be."


I wanna reread this. Again. After rereading two (2) times this year.
Please, somebody help me. This trilogy is so good.
⋆☆☽ Kriss ☾☆⋆
This whole book has me just smiling and happy. I feel like this was a great series and a great read. Good development, good world building, good conflict, good romance, good emotion, good characters. All around lovely series that I totally recommend on Kindle Unlimited.

I might actually put Red Winter on my Eternal Favorites list (since with series I only add the first book to keep it as pretty display for my page) after seeing the series just continue to be a lovely, fun, engaging read that jus
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 ro
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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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