Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Sacred Fire


A dream of belonging. A land seething with malice. Can this budding peacemaker stand strong in the face of darkness?

Sarah longs to make a new life for herself in the coveted holy city. When a mysterious widow offers her a job there, she’s certain it’s an answer to her prayers. But Sarah finds the city smoldering with ancient hatreds…some directed at her.

Jacob is proud of his priestly heritage. Though he steadfastly holds to his learned traditions, the young man yearns to escape an arranged marriage and take control of his destiny. And he believes his moment has come when he rescues a servant girl who wields a sacred language long forgotten.

After thwarting a murderous riot, Sarah is plagued by alarming visions of a demon terrorizing the city. And Jacob vows to protect his new friend, even as their leaders pay no heed to their dire warnings.

Can this determined teen and her defender banish a ruthless foe and prevent an unholy catastrophe?

Sacred Fire is the whirlwind first book in The Sacred Fire Saga YA fantasy series. If you like courageous characters, powerful destinies, and slow-burn romance, then you’ll love Karen Grunst’s sweeping epic.

Buy Sacred Fire to feel the heat today!

My thoughts: I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up this book, but I found an exceptionally written, rich fantasy style world with well written characters. I enjoyed getting to know Sarah,  as she leaves behind all she knows to earn her keep in the city. I could only imagine the anticipation she felt at the new adventure, though all is not as she thought it would be in the holy city. There is an undercurrent of evil that threatens to suck people in.
As Sarah learns to navigate the new world she is in, there is also the mystery of who she is, with having been raised in an orphanage. I love that there is a lot going on in this story and can't wait to read the next book! 
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.

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