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Publisher's Summary

A new dark historical fantasy from the "supremely gifted" Cherie Priest, author of Mapelcroft and Boneshaker.

In the trenches of Europe during the Great War, Tomás Cordero operated a weapon more devastating than any gun: a flame projector that doused the enemy in liquid fire. Having left the battlefield a shattered man, he comes home to find yet more tragedy - for in his absence, his wife has died of the flu. Haunted by memories of the woman he loved and the atrocities he perpetrated, Tomás dreams of fire and finds himself setting match to flame when awake....

Alice Dartle is a talented clairvoyant living among others who share her gifts in the community of Cassadaga, Florida. She too dreams of fire, knowing her nightmares are connected to the shell-shocked war veteran and widower. And she believes she can bring peace to him and his wife's spirit. But the inferno that threatens to consume Tomás and Alice was set ablaze centuries ago by someone whose hatred transcended death itself....

©2017 Cherie Priest (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Fire....and more fire

The build felt very slow and I didn't feel excited to read the story until the last 4 Chapters. Characters were solid. Easy to read. Felt a little pushy in a pseudo-religious sort of way. Great in-depth descriptions of activities and items that really helped you envision what someone was experiencing....things you wouldn't always expect an author to describe, but not in a way that was clunky. Not my genre though.

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Give it time

It takes a little getting used to jumping from one character to another's version of the story, but give it time. It is a really good book, and I hope she comes up with a fitting sequel for it expanding on some of the other characters in the story.

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Cherie Priest is at her best

Cherie Priest has made another masterpiece of Gothic Horror!! A must listen to book!! Highly Recommend!!

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In the end Love vs. Spiteful Evil

Overall I enjoyed this story. It was a little slow in building at times, yet remained entertaining. I particularly liked some of the secondary characters and, with the ending, it can be seen why the author took so long to create such a picture with the characters and events involved. Wraps up nicely.

The narration was top quality. The only annoyance was that when the two main characters finally met, the separate narrators used their own voice for the other characters, which I'd become accustomed to, so it sounded a bit off.

Tomás was a character that I did not care for much through most of the story, but by the end, again, the writer had developed him in such a manner that one could understand his drive and motivation.

If I had to give this novel an overall theme it would be: Love can overcome great evil.