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Desperate to delay an impending attack by the indigenous people of Xidda, Tau and his queen craft a dangerous plan. If Tau succeeds, the queen will have the time she needs to assemble her forces and launch an all-out assault on her own capital city, where her sister is being propped up as the 'true' Queen of the Omehi.

If the city can be taken, if Tsiora can reclaim her throne and reunite her people, then the Omehi might have a chance to survive the coming onslaught.

©2020 Evan Winter (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Intense, inventive and action-packed from beginning to end - a relentlessly gripping, brilliant read." (James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost)

"Intense, vivid and brilliantly realized - a necessary read." (Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives)

"Fans of Anthony Ryan's Blood Song will love this." (Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names)

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Amazing from start to finish.

a perfect follow up, and some of the best logistics in an epic fantasy that I've read recently. I loved the character development and growth

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A true work of passion

Evan Winter has continued to amaze me with his ability to convey emotion in a way that I see few authors achieve. Rage, grief and contemplation are expertly communicated in each chapter.
Although there are times when I missed the fast pacing and personal investment of the first book, this one manages to expand both the world and the larger consequences of Tau’s anger, giving us time to follow his growth as he reflects on the path he’a taking.
You can see from the prequel that Evan Winter understands the struggle of swimming against the current.
I don’t think this is a good book “by the standards of self published works” or that you should buy it to support a minority, but I firmly believe this work is one of the greats in a professional standard and Evan Winter has worked hard and earned his spot.

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World building and performance pays off

This novel is perfectly adapted as an audio book. The world that is being built by author Evan Winter is so rich and complex it can almost be daunting to keep up with the many layers of character, society and lore that he is interweaving. The performance by Prentice Onayemi is masterful in bringing this new world to life. It quickly becomes familiar and the characters feel like old friends. My only disappointment is having to wait for the next book.

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  • Leaf
  • 02-02-21

A masterpiece of fantasy

The second in this series did not disappoint, instead it builds a story that’s so gripping

If you read brandon sanderson or patrick rothfus then you must read this amazing auther

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  • Mark Farag
  • 11-07-21

TOP tier South African based Fantasy

Vivid character development, intricate plot, lucid action scenes, stupendous magic system, poignant themes, no fluff, no forced romance, no ass pulls.

flawless narrator

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  • Kieran McLoughlin
  • 10-29-21

A fascinating read.

The Fires of Vengeance, a story about revenge, the creation of division between people, and the murkiness off good and evil. I think it goes without saying that Evan has clearly been reflecting on what has created our current state of society, alongside how it was formed and where it could lead in the future. His interpretations and reflections in this respect are indeed fascinating. Along with that, we also get a stained glass window of how to view revenge in itself, and where different choices can lead to differing results. There's also an element of empathy being explored here, especially as we see those we're meant to be routine for drift towards actions which make us question whether or not they're really the "good guys" in this sense, while reflecting on those we're meant to be against with an eye for understanding. In all, without spoilers, a worthwhile read. My only gripe, is that events come thick and fast here, with little time for recovery for our characters. Unless we're dealing with demi-gods (while remaining aware we're in a fantasy setting) the characters shouldn't be able to continue on so quickly. The human body and mind can only take so much. Overall though, a great read narrated beautifully.

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  • CeNedra Red
  • 10-18-21

Can't Wait For More

This has been an altogether wonderful experience. A fantastic story, superbly narrated. I look forward to the next book with great anticipation

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  • Sharehmad popalzay
  • 09-19-21

loved it but not as much as the first one

Same amazing story telling as the first book. (SPOILER) Only issue was at the some points the enemy seemed to be omniscient and always had a counter to the main protagonists.

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  • John
  • 08-08-21

Excellent sequel

Loved the first book. Great second book. Excellent Narrator, I hope they keep the same narration for the remainder of the series. Mr. Winter I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the third book in 2022! 😊

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  • P. C.
  • 05-07-21

Lots of action

An excellent follow on from the first book. Action all the way through. Looking forward to the next :-)

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  • G G
  • 04-07-21

Gripping!

So many twists and turns, this was difficult to put down. Winter manages to move the story in exciting directions whilst continuing to deepen our understanding of Isiogo and the history of the Omehi people.

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  • DavidT62
  • 03-31-21

A Giant Leap Forward

While The Rage of Dragons, book one in Mr Evan's 'The Burning' series was a fantastic action fantasy debut albeit with some limitations, book two, The Fires of Vengeance takes every aspect of the story to a deeper, broader and more thrilling level. Some of the first book's shortcomings, its lack of story depth, imbalanced gender representation and repetitive set pieces have been expertly addressed with the result being a stepping out into a bigger world in every sense of the word. Can't wait for the next book and if the quality of story telling continues to evolve and improve, this may well become a modern fantasy masterpiece.

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  • "ballingerc"
  • 03-12-21

enjoyed the first book

but this one is a tough read. A lot of violence, a lot of fights that do nothing for the story and a lead character whose actions get increasingly harmful to his companions and destructive

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-22-20

Still decent

Has good action, but not as good as the first book. Was still a decent book, but was expecting more as I absolutely loved the first entry into this series.

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  • Alex
  • 08-24-21

Brilliant!

Evan Winter blew my expectations out of the water. Loved it. The narrative performance was also excellent. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • Michael
  • 12-26-20

Amazing sequel and brilliant book

Another great book and an amazing piece of fantasy.
The narrator is also top notch!