Can’t-Wait​ Wednesday: Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.

You are a daughter of queens.

The world is balanced on the edge of a knife, and war is almost certain between the empire and the Phoenix Riders.

Like Nefyra before you, your life will be a trial by fire.

Veronyka finally got her wish to join the Riders, but while she’s supposed to be in training, all she really wants to do is fly out to defend the villages of Pyra from the advancing empire. Tristan has been promoted to Master Rider, but he has very different ideas about the best way to protect their people than his father, the commander. Sev has been sent to spy on the empire, but maintaining his cover may force him to fight on the wrong side of the war. And Veronyka’s sister, Val, is determined to regain the empire she lost—even if it means inciting the war herself.

Such is your inheritance. A name. A legacy. An empire in ruin.

As tensions reach a boiling point, the characters all find themselves drawn together into a fight that will shape the course of the empire—and determine the future of the Phoenix Riders. Each must decide how far they’re willing to go—and what they’re willing to lose in the process.

I pray you are able to pass through the flames.

Why I Can’t Wait:

Crown of Feathers was an incredible debut with intricate world-building, strong female leads, and a beautiful writing style. I’m so excited for the sequel and to find out what happens next with Veronyka, Val and the Phoenix Riders. I’d definitely recommend reading the first book if you get the chance.

Release Date: 11 February 2020

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  1. Becky's Book Blog

    4 December 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Same! I would kill to get my hands on an early copy of this!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      5 December 2019 at 2:02 AM

      I really hope we both manage to get our hands on an early copy!

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