Embrassing the Flames :
Book 2 of the Born in Flames Trilogy
The Stone of Immortality has always been kept under the watch of the Draconta. That is, until the betrayal of a Fate. Now everything is about to change.
Aurora Megalos accepted her destiny without blinking-even if it meant succumbing to her dragon side. Deemed the Progeny, she left the ordinary life she knew and has done everything in her power to learn the ways of her new realm and what it means to be part dragon. But when her mentor, Astral, suddenly disappears, she is forced to take the reins.
With war on the brink, she sets out on an epic journey to not only find her mentor, but to stop her Arch Enemy, Zordon, from obtaining the Stone of Immortality. But what she discovers about him along the way is far worse than she could’ve ever imagined. She will be tested and pushed to the limit. Lives will be lost, love will be questioned, and a battle will begin.
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This is the Second book in the Born in Flames Trilogy. The first book was great but the second was beyond amazing. It was liked being sucked through a portal to another world. I already knew the characters so it was much easier to get emotionally evolved but with Candace's writing you come to love the characters for all there attitudes, quirks and faults. This story is full of all kinds of supernatural beings. Witches, Mages, Dragons, Fates just to name a few. The character development in this book was amazing, especially the characters who played a smaller role in the first book. When Astral is taken I think I was almost as shaken by it as Aurora was. There are secrets that everyone is keeping that come to light and change how the characters interact with each other. I know that Aurora and Finn are fated to be together but I cant help rooting for Zane. Zane is turning into my favorite character. He's funny, quirky and accepts and understands Aurora more than anyone else can. When one of there own is lost it was very sad, but makes the prophecy ring true. Aurora uses the Oraculus to check in with Zordon to see what his plans are but it never goes as planned. Going to the land of dragconta was eye opening. Throw in the Dark Saar and it gets scary pretty fast. When one of there own becomes a traitor, and they are in full blown war we learn that Zordon and Aurora are more connected then we could believe. Some surprise reappearances bring relief, sorrow and joy. Some revelations at the end of the book show that Aurora and her allies will have to fight harder then they have before to save the future. I really loved this and am excited and sad for the final book of the Born in Flames Trilogy.
Book 1 in the Born in Flames trilogy
Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon.
Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out.
In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?
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Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-a young adult fantasy trilogy. Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013.
Candace Knoebel dreamed of being a dancer ever since she could remember. With a love of all things art, she saw herself moving to New York and pursuing her passion as an artist. But all that changed on October 10th, 2002 when she met the love of her life. Her dreams diverged and after marrying her high school sweetheart and having two beautiful children, she realized she missed her creative side. Through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, she built a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. Since then, she crawled out of Purgatory and has devoted her time to writing and sometimes heelying.