Book Review – The Memory of Fire by Callie Bates

memory of fireJahan Korakides is the hero who saved the life of the crown prince in battle, helped win the revolution in Eren and earned the heart of Elanna, the legendary Wildegarde reborn.

But Jahan Korakides is also broken; haunted by memories of the woman who experimented on him and his brothers as children.

So when the empire threatens war in retribution for Elanna’s illegal sorcery, Jahan leaves Eren to negotiate with the emperor on Queen Sophy’s behalf. But the world he left has changed – riots rock the city of Ida, his brother is missing and the crown prince refuses to speak to him.

Jahan’s only hope of success seems to lie with the rebels in Ida. Yet, if he joins them, he will merely spur on the war he’s desperate to avoid, and risk revealing himself as a sorcerer.

And then the witch hunters arrive at court, bringing Elanna in chains.


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A fab sequel!

I wasn’t expecting the POV to change, and actually I really enjoyed getting to see events through Johan’s eyes. His history and experience within his kingdom are really interesting.

I did find it frustrating that so many of his old “friends” abandoned him or didn’t appreciate his actions, and wanted a little more resolution there, but it definitely made for good conflict and interesting reading.

I also liked that we got to see El away from Eren and see what she could do elsewhere. And the witch stones and bells were horrible and brilliant.

And the wells! Those are definitely a little bit of an easy fix it but I loved them.

I am really looking forward to book 3 now 🙂


Buy The Memory of Fire from Amazon UK.

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