A Glint of Steel and Roses: An MM+ Monster Romance (Flame and Shadow Book 2) by L. Eveland

"I am completely enamored by this series, this world, and the characters that are a part of it." Angel read A Glint of Steel and Roses.

From the blurb:

Even Terrors tremble when a Nightmare goes to war.

For centuries, Ezluari has lived in peace, but I have shattered that peace in the name of vengeance. It’s been a long time coming, but it’s time for Lord Iridyn to face justice for the slow genocide he’s sentenced my people to, and for murdering Prince Ren.

First, we must win a battle against the powerful dragon rider, Brenna, and her army of fire wielding demons.

If we fail to hold back Brenna’s advance, it won’t just be my people that suffer. I am the warden of an ancient prison, the last defense against the ancient Terrors that once walked the world. If I fall, their bonds will be broken, and they’ll be free to stalk the mortal world, leaving havoc and destruction in their wake.

We’re badly outnumbered and exhausted, desperate for any sign victory is possible. Is Nevahn the symbol of hope we so badly need? Or just another distraction when Hellion and I should be focusing on the army at our doorstep?

A Glint of Steel and Roses is the continuation of the Flame and Shadow series, a dark fantasy MMX wartime romance that should be read in order.

Angel's Review:

I have been trying to patiently wait for this addition to this series ever since I finished the first book. This world just has a way of completely pulling me in and not letting go until the book is over. In this installment we learn more about Nevahn, not only about what he can do and how he can stand on his own, but also learn and discover that he's no mere 'normal' human. Not when everyone begins calling him Maelstrom. 

We also get to see Cian, Nevahn, and Hellion's relationship develop into something stronger than what any of them predicted it could be. There were so many action scenes in this book! It was full of battle plans, attack methods, strategizing, and asking for help when you need it. I loved every second of this story. Everything is just so well written and it's written in a way that just completely consumed you. In a good way! I can't believe this series hasn't gotten more traction because it's one of my favorite series/worlds that this author has written. 

This book will make you tear up, at least.. it made me tear up. There's a sense of beauty in the heartbreak. These characters are dealing with grief and loss of a friend, while still managing to fight and to carry on. To take vengeance on those who took their friend away from them. I enjoyed watching not only the three MC's relationship grow and develop, along with more feelings coming into play. But, I also really enjoyed 'seeing' Nevahn's character grow and build up his courage, strength and voice. 

I am horrible with waiting for books in a series I love, but considering this left off on a HFN, I'm going to have to wait for the next book. Which I know will be worth the wait. I'm so excited for Nevahn, Cian, and Hellion's relationship to continue, along with them learning more about the magic Nevahn has. In addition to knowing more about the dream, Hellion had. So many questions that I really want answered, that I'll have to wait for the next book for. I'm really looking forward to it!! 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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