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He will burn. She will rise.
Airk Azdajah, the rightful King of the White Clan, spent half a millennium being tortured by the false High King Pytheios. The only reason he’s alive is a curse— the man to kill Airk will be consumed in his own fire. Which is why Pytheios kept Airk alive, barely, unable to shift in his prison cage, driving the creature half of him into madness. Airk escaped, but he’ll never be truly free. What good is a king who can never let his feral dragon loose, never fly, and never lead his people? He’s better off dead.
Angelika Amon is the last unmated phoenix. The problem? She has no powers. Zip. Zilch. Angelika hates being dormant, especially now that her three sisters are blissfully mated to powerful dragon shifter kings and are very much part of the fight to take down the rotting king Pytheios, their parents’ killer. What good is a useless runt of a phoenix in a battle to save the dragon kingdom?
Desperate to find some way to help, she offers herself to Airk as a mate — just for political leverage. But a dormant phoenix is no damn use to him just like a dragon who can’t shift is no use to her. Until Pytheios sets his sights on Angelika for himself…
I can’t believe it’s over and I don’t really want to say farewell to this series that I absolutely fell in love with. I’ve been waiting for Angelika’s story because I was so intrigued by her especially without any Phoenix powers. And Airk was not what I expected at all, lots of complexity with his character. And I was just eager for him to come around and be what he was meant to be.
As the conclusion book, I was a bit surprised to see a lot more POVs in this one. I almost wished I did a reread of the previous books before coming back to this one because I had to slow down and remember who was who. However, I loved seeing everyone, I mean it was a team effort for the endgame.
I have to say that Airk frustrated me so much, the back and forth when it came to Angelika was really waning on me. But my goodness it really did gut me every time he’d say no to Angelika. I don’t think I would have been quite as quick to forgive him. Definitely would have made him work for it a little bit more.
Angelika was unexpecting as well, but I really liked her growth from beginning to end. More than anything, she wants to make her presence known and to help out in any way that she can. It’s a huge insecurity for her to be dormant and not have any phoenix powers, but my goodness she was so much more than that. Fierce, so selfless, and a fighter.
I kind of saw the ending coming, but that didn’t stop me from loving the outcome. It was pretty wild how everything wrapped out.
What a journey it has been with this series, I loved seeing all the connections across Abigail’s PNR. Truly hope we get more from this world because I am not ready to leave it.