Arc review – Whispers of Shadow and Flame by L Penelope

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October 1, 2019 by ceresbooksworld


Whispers of Shadow and Flame by L Penelope

Book two in Earthsingers Chronicles

Publisher : St Martin’s Griffin

Publication date : October 1st, 2019

Source : eArc from the author

Rating : 3.5 heart




The Mantle that separates the kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall. And life will drastically change for both kingdoms.

Born with a deadly magic she cannot control, Kyara is forced to become an assassin. Known as the Poison Flame in the kingdom of Lagrimar, she is notorious and lethal, but secretly seeks freedom from both her untamed power and the blood spell that commands her. She is tasked with capturing the legendary rebel called the Shadowfox, but everything changes when she learns her target’s true identity.

Darvyn ol-Tahlyro may be the most powerful Earthsinger in generations, but guilt over those he couldn’t save tortures him daily. He isn’t sure he can trust the mysterious young woman who claims to need his help, but when he discovers Kyara can unlock the secrets of his past, he can’t stay away.

Kyara and Darvyn grapple with betrayal, old promises, and older prophecies—all while trying to stop a war. And when a new threat emerges, they must beat the odds to save both kingdoms.


Whispers of Shadow & Flame does take place at the same time as Song of Blood & Stone We get to see new places and meet all kinds of characters. This second book does not continue the story of our protagonists from book one.

Kyara is a Nethersinger, contrary to Earthsingers, she only brings death. Because of this, the True Father uses her as an assassin, she’s also bloodbound to him  so she must obey.

Darvyn is the Shadow Fox, Kyara’s mission is to bring him to the true father, alive.

The characters are nice and interesting, it was great to get to know a bit more about the other country in this conflict, the rebels and their past. The fact that there is not only Earthsong but also Nethersong is very intriguing.

Be ready because this book is ending on cliffhanger! It takes us to the battle from the first book, but all is not well for Darvyn and Kyara!

Quick Word : The story was interesting.

About the author

Leslye Penelope has been writing since she could hold a pen and loves getting lost in the worlds in her head. She is an award-winning author of fantasy and paranormal romance.

She was born in the Bronx, just after the birth of hip hop, but left before she could acquire an accent. Equally left and right-brained, she studied Film at Howard University and minored in Computer Science. This led to a graduate degree in Multimedia and a career in website development. She’s also an award-winning independent filmmaker, co-founded a literary magazine, and sometimes dreams in HTML.

Leslye lives in Maryland with her husband and their furry dependents. Sign up for new release information and giveaways on her website:

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