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Of Fire and Storm: A Curse Keeper Novel

(Piper Lancaster #2)

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4.52  ·  Rating details ·  616 ratings  ·  109 reviews
Just when Piper begins to accept her new role as demon slayer, a fresh threat rises.

People are disappearing, and Piper is sure a sinister, otherworldly force is at play.

Add to that ghosts who show up out of thin air, warning her of a danger she won’t be able to outrun, and a freaking bevy of supernatural creatures hiding in the background, and Piper suddenly has her hands
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Published July 10th 2018 by DGS (first published July 6th 2018)
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Angela
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What the he!! I am so emotional over this book right now I can’t see straight. There are so many twists and turns and smack you in the face revelations I can’t even. Piper is amazing. Abel is Abel. There’s no other way to describe him without giving away major spoilers. And my Collin is back!!! But his actions are not what I expected at all.
A fantastic action packed book that will twist and turn your emotions until you just sit there with your jaw dropped.
Sheri
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story was an adrenaline rush I could not put down. The demons are wreaking havoc in Asheville and Piper works with her team to figure out what move is next. Even though readers have had to wait months for this next installment, we pick up with Piper only two weeks after the end of the previous book. Piper Lancaster is learning her new role and progressing by leaps and bounds. The ghost encounters are fascinating and offer the reader a deeper view of Piper's strength, courage and heart. One ...more
Brandy Barber
This whole book is epic. I can't even with all the stuff packed into it. Piper has her hands full for sure this time. I have so many feelings. There are some new things going on that had me saying what the heck a bunch. well really I was scream all kinds of stuff at this book. Abel, I love and hate him so much right now. We get to see some new people that have me saying hummm? We also get to see some old favorites! Cocky Collin, yes please. Badass Ellie, she has come along way. The whole book ...more
Amanda
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of Fire and Storm was everything I hoped it would be!! I absolutely loved this book. Piper is back at it with the ghost hunting, but is still busy slaying demons. I love that we get to see both the ghost and demon aspects of what she does. So many touching moments with the ghosts and plenty of scarier moments with some not so nice ghosts and the demons! Piper is just awesome and I enjoyed watching her progress with her powers. Abel does what Abel does best and made me love him, then hate him, ...more
Nicki
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was so hard to put down! Even after I finished reading it. I wanted to start it over from the beginning right away! It's so exciting and action packed! This book takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions. I love Piper and all of her friends, including the ghost ones. The dynamics between Piper and Abel are intriguing and I can't wait to see more. Piper's interactions with the ghosts are so fascinating. Each one shows us a different part of Piper. Having the Curse Keepers in this book ...more
Angela Shockley
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My head was spinning so much I had to read Of Fire and Storm twice! D.G. Swank has taken Piper from her awkward start in Of Ash and Spirit and turned her into a bad-a heroine in Of Fire and Storm. Piper has really come into her own with this installment. Abel has never seemed particularly trustworthy, but by the end of OFAS I actually trust him completely. The plot developments throughout OFAS are non-stop. Let's just say I was SHOOK by both Hudson and Rhys (both of whom I adored in the first ...more
Laura Martinez
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thunderstruck is how I feel after reading this amazing book. It has left me mystified, dismayed, horrified, understanding, and loving most of the characters in this series. This book is hard to put down and trust me you don’t want to miss out on reading this amazing series!! I was super stoked seeing the Curse Keepers trio! Can’t wait to see what Piper, the demon slayer will do in the next installment!!
Monique
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had to step away for a few hours before I could write this review because so much happened and I had to take it all in. I have walked away with some answers, but so many many more questions are left hanging. And that's what is perfect with a mystery trilogy, you are guessing right up till the end. And DGS is the master at keeping us wanting more of this gang.

I love Piper, and I love the world she has now found herself in. She is new to being a demon slayer and all the other titles she has at
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Caroline Paquin
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
But he’d lived hundreds of years with no one to help him carry his burden, whereas he’d stood by my side and helped me carry mine.

If there is one sentence that marked me in the second Piper Lancaster book, it is this one. I will not tell from where it's from, who it refers to, nothing. I keep things spoiler free. It will be for you to discover, and I seriously and sincerely recommend it.

That is regardless of the heartbreaks I've had, the tears I've shed, and the hole some events left in my
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#ByFelicia
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This particular series is a spin-off of Swank’s The Curse Keepers trilogy. I highly recommend the original series if you haven’t read it as I feel as though it would enhance the reading experience although it is not necessary.

With that being said, I loved it! It was truly amazing. This book grabs a hold of you and puts you through the ringer! That, my book lover friends, is a really good thing! There is just so much that I’m still processing. Piper has grown into her powers in such a short time
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Andrea Hastings
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Wow! This book was amazing! I loved the first book of the series Of Ash and Spirit. I did not think it was possible but somehow, book 2 Of Fire and Storm far surpassed book 1 with action and my love. I could not put it down. I stayed up way to late reading it but was worth every hour of missed sleep.

I already loved Piper from book 1 and I was already intrigued by Abel and Jack. Book 2 made me love Piper even more and love Jack too. Abel was a different story. I had so many emotions with Abel.
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Kasandra Kurutz
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book of Ms. Swank’s that I have read. I was immediately sucked into this story that I don’t have the back story on. Even without knowing the history of how things got where they are, how Piper’s power manifested itself, her parents death, her friendships and alliances… this did not deter from my understanding or enjoyment of this book, though it definitely piqued my interest to go and read the first book in this series. I am anxious to see where things head next, the loyalty ...more
Elizabeth
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my...what an amazing book! I was so excited for this book, I loved the first book Of Ash and Spirit, and I couldn’t wait for Of Fire and Storm to be released. It definitely did not disappoint.

I absolutely love Piper. She has her hands full, in this book, with all the demons popping up all over Asheville. She’s trying to balance everything while trying to figure out what she’s a part of and what the heck is going on in her life.

I love that we got to see Ellie, Collin, and David again...I’ve
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Norma
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Curse Keepers World is so much fun! It's full of smart, no nonsense, incredible women and frustratingly charming, tortured heroes with the backdrop of a super interesting American legend. This chapter of Piper's story is so captivating that it's hard to put down and focus on normal life. It's well written, hilariously funny, mysterious, and heartbreaking at times. We definitely get some big reveals and we finally get to see some familiar, much loved faces! Get it! Read it! Get sucked back ...more
Ellen Anderson
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I can't stand reading supernatural books. Then why you ask did I read this one? Well because D.G. Swank has a way of writing them that totally draw me in. This book was even better than the first in the series. Also, if you haven't already read them, check out The Curse Keepers series about Piper's cousin Elinor and Colin. Now I just have to be patient and wait for the next book in this set.
Ruthie Parrish
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! Literally, I couldn’t put it down! From the first word until the sensational last, pounding heart, Kleenex, and my phone on “do not disturb”, I was hanging on each word! I love this series and was thrilled to have characters from another series make an appearance. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
Penny
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
With this second installment of the Piper Lancaster series, I fell in love with the series all over again. As with the first one, this one is full of non-stop action, wonderful fun, twists, betrayal, and a glimpse of characters from the Curse Keepers series. I literally read this book in one setting, just like I did the first one. One thing, though, I was devastated at the end of this book, but I really can’t say why because I don’t want to give away spoilers. However, just be warned you’ll take ...more
Stephanie Schmidt
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! Another on the edge of your seat book from D.G Swank. Piper is back and kicking butt. There is non stop action from start to finish. I was pulled in from the start, I loved all the twists and turns. Also Ellie and Collin are back in this book, which makes my heart melt!!!
Sarah German
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing!! I love Piper and Abel! I am so glad to see Ellie and Collin from the Curse Keepers make an appearance! There are so many twists and turns throughout the book that you will not want to put it down! Love this series and can not wait for the next one!!
Miranda
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh I couldn’t get enough of this book. Every little cross over from Curse Keepers had me so excited.
I enjoyed that the story was so intriguing that it didn’t need to be constant suspense to love it. Of course it kept me on my toes but not the type to give me anxiety from the suspense. I lived this so much I want to say more but fear spoil it.
This was seriously the best yet! Definite must read!
Elisa
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Talk about a monumental read full of discoveries, twists and turns, then oh wait for it a betrayal to how much more can Piper handle talk about thrown into the deep end WOW.

Piper is awesome she is training to be a demon slayer, riding ghosts from homes for people and trying to stay 1 step ahead from the Guardians now she has turned 25, at least she is not alone, or is she, can Piper really trust her closest friends and those who claim they want to help her...... It's all so jaw droppingly
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Teresa Sambrook
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic! I love Piper! I was excited to see Ellie and Collin from Curse Keepers make an appearance! If you haven’t read Curse Keepers don’t worry because this book is awesome either way! I can’t wait for the next book in series to see what more trouble Piper and Abel causes and which demons and gods will be visiting this time.
Denise did it again with amazing characters and thrilling twists and turns that make you unable to put the book down.
Ashley Maude-Lecholat
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Of Fire and Storm is a great second book for our demon slayer Piper and her friends. We finally get to know more about Abel and meet several new characters which must be making another cameo appearance in the next book. Abel's unusual interest in Piper is unnerving, as a reader, I am not sure I trust him but who else can help Piper find the answers and finance the training she so desperately needs? Rhys, Hudson, and Jack are thankfully continuing their roles in this book. That Jack is just the ...more
Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
********3.75 Stars*******

what i love about Denise's book is the feeling of coming home. She writes her characters in way that makes you care about them life family and you miss them when they are gone and happy when you get to crack open a new book a visit them again.

It was great to be back in Piper's world again. She is really coming into her own and embracing her true self as she navigates her new world. While she is growing stronger everyday, Piper life is still shifting and evolving and
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Jan Tabor
This second book of the Ash and Spirit Trilogy is decent light reading. Assigning a rating system to books is always difficult for me. It always seemed so arbitrary, so I developed a system. Books I don't finish out of boredom \get one or two stars. Books that I finish, but are basically a substitute for watching Castle or NCIS on TV receive three stars. Books I really enjoy but won't read again get 4 stars. Books that are added to my list of favorites that I may read again get five stars. I ...more
Michelle Stuck
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love books about strong women and Piper Lancaster is about as badass as you can get. She has come so far from Ash and Spirit. I love how she is developing her skills and abilities in this installment. I also loved seeing the way that she cares for Tommy. Yes, a woman can be fierce and loving!
Urban Fantasy is not a genre that I gravitate towards, however, author D.G. Swank writes them so wonderfully that I cannot resist them. There is a ton of action with demons and ghosts but there is also
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Angela
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received the ARC for an honest review.

Where do I even begin. This book was incredible. The review I am about to give won't even do it justice. This second book is thrilling and suspenseful. I found myself wanting to get to the end as quickly as possibly, but at the same time dreading the end because I wanted it to go on foreve. Many things are revealed throughout the story leaving you in awe of what occurred. I think Swank did an amazing job combining Ellie and crew into Piper's story. Ellie
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Laura
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Of Fire and Storm is the second book in the Piper Lancaster series and it was such an amazing book! It was hard for me to put this book down because I really needed to know what was going to happen next. I was so excited to see Ellie, Collin, and David, from the Curse Keepers series, make an appearance. I am still unsure about Abel but I am looking forward to learning more about him. I love Piper, Rhys, Hudson, and Jack and I cannot wait to read more about them and their adventures.

I felt that
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Laila Nelke
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly phenomenal! My head, my brain, my emotions are still spinning and this will take quite a while to settle down. I've been impatiently waiting for this installment and it was much more above my expectations again. Denise surprises me every time but this installment was full with surprises and revelations! Piper has quickly grown into real badass heroine with so soft heart who will do everything to protect her friends. And I still trust Abel. I was so happy to meet my old friends Curse ...more
Renee
Jul 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my favorite but it serves a purpose

To start, I have to admit I didn't care for the Curse Keeper novels at all although I love DGS books. I did, however, enjoy the first book with Piper.

This second novel felt incomplete for lack of a better word. It served a purpose to get us from point A to point B but didn't feel like a complete story in and of itself. Everything just kind of happened from Rhys, Piper meeting her cousin, to Jack and Abel. Not even the subplots were finished. So, while I see
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