From Flame and Ash

Elements of Five, Book 2
Narrated by: Bailey Carr
Series: Elements of Five, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

NYT best-selling author Carrie Ann Ryan continues Lyric’s epic journey in this spellbinding sequel to From Breath and Ruin.

Lyric lost her past, her friends, and even her connections to both worlds when she found out about the Maison realm and her calling. But now she must put that aside and travel back to the Maison realm to continue her training as the Spirit Priestess. Only her journey isn’t to Rhodes and those she fought alongside before. This time, Easton and the other Obscurité warriors will stand by her side as she tries to unlock her final three elements. 

However, just as she starts to learn more about what she’s been prophesied to do, a Seer’s wish and the calling of the Lumière kingdom calls her forth, thrusting Lyric into another journey where she must trust those on both sides of the age-old war to survive…and keep those she loves safe.

©2019 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2019 Carrie Ann Ryan

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Mad

This book got on my last nerve. She kept repeating so much about who she was , what happened to her and who she just couldn’t be. I was steaming by chapter 3 or maybe 4. Anyway, I would have jumped to the end but I knew I would miss something.

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Action around every corner

The author puts so much imagination and action into this story of Lyric discovering more elements and learning about and how to control her powers. There will be several friends that will help her on her journey. There will be a lot of heart-wrenching moments during their quest. At times the listener will question how they will even survive. The narrator does an excellent job of portraying the emotions of these characters. She gives different voices to the multitude of characters. This is a continuing series so this book does end in a cliffhanger.

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Wonderful paranormal YA story! Great worldbuilding

Lyric’s journey continues and it is full of danger and mystery because nothing is ever as it seems in the strange realm of the Wielders. I loved seeing Lyric make new friends in the Obscurité kingdom and reconnecting with those on the Lumière side. All the secondary characters are wonderfully written and engaging in their own right. Except for the ones that have gone over to the dark side, so to speak, corrupted by their hunger for power. Neither Lyric nor the reader’s emotions are spared in this second book in the series. Things always get worse before they get better, never more so than when you’re faced with a prophecy on the scale of the one about the Spirit Priestess and Lyric gets that lesson impressed on her in the worst way. For every question she gets resolved, more new ones pop up. As soon as one enemy is defeated, an even more dangerous one comes out of the woodwork. I very much enjoyed this story and am more than a little curious to see how everything will turn out in the end. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Lyric’s love interest, please let her have (that particular) someone by her side. Narration: Bailey Carr's performance of this story was again amazing! I love how nuanced she is in narrating all the emotions and tension the characters feel, and how good she is at creating distinct voices for all the characters, and there are many. She has a knack for bringing the characters to life in a way that feels very natural and convincing, no over-acting at all. That did a lot to draw me even more into the wonderful world Carrie Ann Ryan created.

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Who to Trust?

This book picks up Lyric's story one year after we left her at the end of From Breath and Ruin. Lyric has spent the last year in the human realm along with Braelynn formerly her best friend, once human but now a polydactyl cat and Lyric's familiar. As well as reading and learning the history of the Mason realm from the book Rosamond gave her she's continued her training with Alura trying to better use the elements she does have. She's missed the friends she made, Easton, Rhodes and Rosamond, she's corresponded with Rosamond but has had no contact with Rhodes or Easton. But her destiny lies in the Mason realm and the time has come to go back. Her return to the Mason Realm takes her first the Obscurité Kingdom where Easton is now King. She spends time with Wyn, Teagan, and Arwin, Easton's personal guard training and learning to improve her wielding. When Lyric is summoned to the Lumiere Kingdom her new friends along with Easton decide to go with her. But along the way, it becomes obvious that things are not how they seem, and that not everyone wants the Spirit Priestess there. Lyric and her companions have to fight for their lives and the lives of everyone in the Mason realm, will they succeed? While some questions from From Breath and Ruin are answered, many more questions are posed. There is so much more I could say but that would involve spoilers and I won't do that. What I will say is that both the writing and the narration of this book are excellent, I was hooked from beginning to end and am now eager to listen to From Spirt and Binding the next book in this wonderfully addictive series. I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

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Great Book! I love this world!

This book is so good! I loved every bit and have been chomping at the bit for the next one since I finished this book. I love Lyric, she has so much more strength than she gives herself credit for (we can all relate there). I really enjoy watching her navigate this world and her heart. I will say to start this book I didn't know if I was Team Easton or Team Rhodes but by the end I thing I've found a new crush and his name is Easton!!! <3 This is one of my favorite YA series. I recommend it to anyone even if you normally don't read YA or fantasy this story is amazing and entertaining. It won't let you down. Bailey Carr does an amazing job narrating. <3

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Fascinating

I really enjoyed this book. You will want to start with book one as they all connect to continue the story. I however didn't realize that, but was still able to follow along for the most part. This being said it does end in a cliffhanger. They go on quite the journey and overcome many obstacles as Lyirc unlocks her abilities and learns how to use them. It is narrated wonderfully.

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Getting so intense!!

Lyric is back, and once again, she’s on an incredible journey toward her destiny. After spending a year in the human realm, studying and recovering from the losses and all that happened in the Maison realm, it’s time for her to go back. To learn more and unlock more of what’s inside her. Once there, she starts out in the Obscurité Court, Easton’s home, making new friends who are helping her train. When she gets “summoned” by water, Lyric and her new crew set out on another journey. There are more trials and tribulations, more emotional moments. And some heart-wrenching moments too. And so much more to come. I look forward to more of Lyric and her journey. And to listening to Bailey Carr bring her journey to life

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Great story!!

This second installment of this series was an addicting read. I was hooked on the story as we have some questions answered while leaving us with more in exchange. However, if one does not like cliffhangers, then wait until all of the series is available. Overall. this was a great book that I recommend to others.

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Some Romance Added To This One!

This is book 2 in the Elements of Five series and it absolutely must be read in order!! If you don't read the first one, you won't understand the events that happen in this one. Especially as this one builds upon the things that happened in the first book. Lyric lost everything when she found out about the Maison realm and her connection to it. Now she has to travel back to that realm in order to complete her training. But this time it's with Easton and the other Obscurité warriors will stand by her side as she tries to unlock her final three elements. I absolutely enjoyed this installment!! In this one Lyric learns that there are other's against her that she didn't realize before. And her and her new friends definitely have to figure out who it is exactly while still keeping her safe. Lyric has already been through so much and this, to me, just added even more to that pile. But she steps up like the strong person she is, which I loved! We get to see even more the other characters and get more of their stories. And that definitely drew me in and kept me wanting to read more. I also liked that there was a bit of romance in this one, which makes me think that at sometime in the future Lyric will not only get to where she need's to be in her "professional" life but that she will also have a HEA with someone she will love! And I always love a good HEA!!! Can't wait for the next installment!! Bailey Carr is a narrator that I haven't heard of before but she did a great job! Her tone of voice is good, no completely strange accents that drive me nuts, and I liked how she brought the characters to life. I wouldn't mind listening to her again!

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Oh Goodness need the next one now!

This series has me hooked I loved it and really want the next in the series now. I absolutely love Lyric and Easton is amazing how he is there to help her understand what is happening and helps her with the transition from what was her normal to what is now her normal, he’s a wonderful guy and friend towards her. The next one can’t come fast enough!! The narrator does a lovely job telling us the story.

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  • Sarah
  • 08-10-20

Fantastic YA and narration

Book 2 in Elements of Five series by Carrie Ann Ryan This book is devastating a lot happens in last book and this does continue from previous but there is a slight break. Lyric comes back to human realm to take a break but she struggles to come to terms with what happen previously. Lyric returns to Maison Realm to begin her training to become the Spirit Priestess. I will admit that I listen to the first and third book in wrong order but still understood everything and things definitely make sense now once I listen to all books. Absolutely fantastic YA book but also have a fantastic narrators Bailey Carr.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 07-15-20

Wow

This is intense and so very enjoyable. The characters have been written so that it feels like I know them. The .ending has me on pins and needles waiting for the next one in the series though. Absolutely fantastic can’t wait for more