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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Paperback / softback
New York Times bestselling author Sara Holland continues her blockbuster contemporary fantasy series, Havenfall, with this unforgettable sequel. 'Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller' Stephanie Garber.
After saving the inn at Havenfall from the wicked Silver Prince, Maddie thought all her problems were over. The Silver Prince has been banished, her uncle the beloved Innkeeper is slowly recovering from a mysterious coma, and there are still a few weeks of summer left to spend with her handsome more-than-just-a-friend Brekken. But danger still looms and Maddie soon realises there's more work to be done to protect Havenfall, the safe haven between worlds that her family has run for centuries.
Maddie must embark on a dangerous mission: to venture into the icy Realm of Fiordenkill and put an end to the black market trading of souls that threatens the balance of the Realms. As Maddie tries to accomplish these seemingly impossible tasks, she stumbles upon family secrets that could change everything. What if saving everyone means destroying the only home she's ever known?
This next breathtaking fantasy from the bestselling author of Everless is perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black.
Phoenix Flame is a solid sequel to Haven Fall, which is full of action from the get go as it picks up almost straight after the end of the first book. Sara has continued to describe and develop the worlds that her characters inhabit beautifully; and the relationships between characters both old and new have progressed, but with no real resolution to any of them. I enjoyed some of the interesting twists in this book, but would have liked a bit more I think.
320 pages / Ages 12+ / Reviewed by Andrew Mullen
Suggested Reading Age 11+