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A Kingdom of Flame and Fury (The Four Kingdoms #1)
Publication Date: May 26th, 2022
Genre: Dark Fantasy/ Dark Romance
At ten years old, Raven was mysteriously willed to be the next ruler of Seolia, a kingdom nestled within the realm of The Four Kingdoms. Orphaned as a baby, she has spent fifteen years ruling over a kingdom she believes she did not earn all while hiding secrets: she possesses dark magic and she thirsts for blood. Now at almost twenty-five years old and with a sudden addiction to stealing life, Raven must fight through her new procured darkness to save her soul, but when a mysterious stranger arrives in her kingdom, she starts experiencing vivid dreams that detail who she truly is. As she slowly starts to unravel her story, what she uncovers at the end of the spool will change the course of her life and her kingdom forever.
A Kingdom of Flame and Fury is book one in a steamy and thrilling new fantasy series: The Four Kingdoms
This is book one of an epic dark fantasy adventure series and contains scenes of graphic and mature content. Reader discretion is advised.
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I was quiet for a while. Five drinks in and the thick liquid was replacing my blood. “I think I’m in love.” My words were slurred as they tumbled out. “She has purple hair.” Her hair was black, but I saw it when it was purple, and it looked so real.
Arthur chuckled as he cleaned out a glass left by another patron.
“Are soul mates real?” I had never believed in them, having spent at least fifteen years fucking my way through the female population of three of the four kingdoms. Nothing I felt ever resembled love. Or like. More like tolerance.
“Soul mates and twin flames are rare, and they’re both destined to be together.” He leaned his forearms down against the bar top and looked at me. “I think my wife was mine. I never looked at another woman like I saw her. It was something else.”
“What’s the difference between soul mates and twin flames?”
Arthur smiled at me, probably because he couldn’t understand what I said as I tipped back my sixth glass of rum. “Soul mates can be anyone. A friend, a lover, someone you met briefly.”
Raven wasn’t anyone.
“Twin flames are two halves of one soul. There’s an intense connection that can’t be replicated. There’s pain associated with flames, both people mirroring one another. When you find your twin, you can’t be apart from them without going a little mad.”
Mad, as in getting drunk in a pub mid-afternoon because I couldn’t be with her? If so, I was mad.
“How do you know so much about them?” He didn’t seem like the type who would believe in things like this. I didn’t think I could ever be one, either. Yet, here I was, getting wasted in a pub because I was wholly convinced that purple-haired demon was meant to be in my life.
“My wife did,” he answered. “She read often. A lot about how magic used to live in our realm. Mates and flames are a rarity, and they used to be treasured. When they existed, there would be celebrations for days. At least, that’s what her books used to tell her. I haven’t met any, nor have there been any pairings in a very long time. It always intrigued her, so she’d sit on one of these stools every night and tell me about them, or anything else she read.” There was a sadness in his voice as he recalled time spent with his wife, whom I assumed he lost. “Do you think your girl with purple hair may be one of those to you?”
I swished the rum around in my glass as I thought about his question through my unfocused mind, laden with alcohol. “Twin flame,” I said. “I think she’s my twin flame.”
And if they were such a rarity, I was determined to do nothing but treasure her.
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This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.
Quote: “Straighten your crown, dear girl. Face those who don’t believe in you with pride in who you are.”
A Kingdom of Flame and Fury, is book one of “ The Four Kingdoms “ by Whitney Dean. This is one book to check out if you enjoy steamy dark fantasy that features an intense love triangle and obsession. Political intrigue, shift-changing magical abilities, along with elemental magic. Told in dual prospectives, and morally grey characters that will have completely immersed. An addictive book with a stellar ending full of betrayal, and spice! 🌶🌶🌶🌶
Just Look at the brand new alternate cover for AKOFAF. Isn’t Gorgeous
I wanted to represent Raven on the cover being held up by puppet strings because her every move was being controlled by an outside force that she wasn’t aware of yet. The back of the dust jacket is Raven as one of her shifts, Blaze, and Zeke. Zeke always encouraged that fiery side of her while others in her life wanted her to shove it down. – Whitney Dean
It was designed by @Romannaboch on IG.
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About the Author
Whitney was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas and raised in Allen, Texas. She resides in a quaint little town in Arkansas with her husband and two children, along with her labradoodle, Simba.
Her love of reading came from the Harry Potter series when she was seven years old, and frequent trips to the most magical place on earth. Because of it, the fantasy realm has taken up residence in her brain for a very long time.
While her writings include real-life pain and angst, she is a fan of happily-ever-after’s and always strives to bring that forth in her stories.
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The excerpt has us intrigued. Thanks so much for sharing.