Jump on for a wild ride with Belfrage who is a master of storytelling and description, whether of people, places or things. I loved her historical novels, but this is a change of pace for her. A Flame Through Eternity is an erotic thriller/paranormal with characters you’ll either love or hate. Get to know Helle, Jason, the villain Sam, and Jason’s mother, who have been reincarnated multiple times over thousands of years. Jason searched for Helle in all those lives, and he has finally found this love of his life in the 21st century. His mother has a pivotal role, but to say more would spoil the story. Sam, Helle’s husband in an arranged marriage in that past life, is pretty twisted and obsessed with Helle in the present. He is determined to get her back. When he is ‘on screen’ (or in Helle’s mind) it can be pretty frightening. Belfrage takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. The brief snippets of Helle and Jason’s ancient past provide a look at other cultures and I, for one, would love to see a whole novel in that world.
If you’re like me and haven’t read books 1 & 2, book 3 in Belfrage’s Wanderers series can easily be read on its own. The author does a great job of providing enough background to allow a reader to jump into the novel without being confused. This is a page turner with a gripping, and at times, heartwrenching, plot.
I was given an ARC (advanced review copy) for an honest review.