Sisters of the Fire

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In the next chapter of a fantasy series featuring five unforgettable sisters—the warrior, the magician, the lover, the zealot, and the gossip—an insidious threat jeopardizes a fragile peace.

Four years have passed since the five royal sisters—daughters of the king—worked together to restore their father to health and to the throne while fracturing the bonds among themselves almost irreparably. Only Bluebell remains at home, dutifully serving as heir to her father’s kingdom. Rose has been cast aside by her former husband and hides in exile with her aunt, separated forever from her beloved daughter, Rowan. Ash wanders the distant wastes with her teacher, learning magic and hunting dragons, determined that the dread fate she has foreseen for herself and her loved ones never comes to pass. Ivy rules over a prosperous seaport, married to an aged husband she hates yet finding delight in her two young sons and a handsome captain of the guard. And as for Willow, she hides the most dangerous secret of all—one that could destroy all that the sisters once sought to save.

Genre: Fantasy

Author: Kim Wilkins

Hardcover, 448 pages

My Review

The highly anticipated second book Sisters of the Fire in the Blood and Gold series, delivers a tour de force of imagination for your senses in plot and setting.

The adventures and misadventures of the sisters continues in a blaze of love, fury and betrayals in a world much like ancient Britain with rocky shores, craggy islands, mythical forests, whimsical towns and arcane fortresses.

Bluebell is the fierce warrior of the sisters and in search of the sword that has been crafted to slay her. She doesn’t trust her sisters and fears that one of them is in the possession of it to end her life.

Ash has seen the fate of the realm with her gift of seeing the future and is tormented and struggling to do anything in her power to prevent it.

Rose, the princess, was sent away by King Wengest, her Trimartyr husband until she finds a lead on her daughter Rowan’s whereabouts and follows a dangerous trail into the forest to find her.

Ivy has been in a forced marriage to man she does not love and is much older than her. His bedridden state is giving her the freedom to care for their sons and follow an affair with a much a young soldier. Her actions are tipping the balance of the realm in the most dangerous way, putting her in a delicate position to make decisions that alter everyone’s fate.

Willow is the rebel sister that defies it all. She has turned her back on the faith of her family and has become a Maava warrior priestess, proofing loyal and worthy of her god’s cruel love.

As each of them follow their hearts and purpose, the plot unfolds hair raisingly swift, dark and dreadful with mythical splendor, giving way to the depths of the characters desires, despairs, passions, fury and betrayal.


This novel was excellent in so many ways. Switching viewpoints from sister to sister, there were redeemable qualities in each of them and something to grab onto to vie for the character. My favorite parts were the settings and mythical creatures entangled and woven in.

Albeit excellent parts, there were a few weaker moments for me in my reading experience, mainly pacing issues of polar opposites. This may have only been my personal experience, as other readers absolutely praise the book.

I do agree that this is a very enthralling and compelling magical read not to be missed. A feast for the senses in the best of ways. I hope to be escaping into more books by Kim Wilkins in the near future.

I received a digital copy of this novel from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

All opinions are my own. Thank you :)