A Shadow in the Ember

A Shadow in the Ember

by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Author)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns with book one of the all-new, compelling Flesh and Fire series—set in the beloved Blood and Ash world.Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort.However, Sera’s real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasania—she’s not the well protected Maiden but an assassin with one mission—one target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love, become his weakness, and then…end him. If she fails, she dooms her kingdom to a slow demise at the hands of the Rot.Sera has always known what she is. Chosen. Consort. Assassin. Weapon. A specter never fully formed yet drenched in blood. A monster. Until him. Until the Primal of Death’s unexpected words and deeds chase away the darkness gathering inside her. And his seductive touch ignites a passion she’s never allowed herself to feel and cannot feel for him. But Sera has never had a choice. Either way, her life is forfeit—it always has been, as she has been forever touched by Life and Death.

In the captivating world of "A Shadow in the Ember" by Jennifer L. Armentrout, we embark on an exhilarating journey alongside Laila, a fierce and determined protagonist who finds herself caught in a web of secrets, magic, and forbidden love.

Laila's peaceful life within the Shadowlands is shattered when she discovers her identity as a Seraphim, a race capable of wielding elemental magic. Her newfound powers awaken a relentless pursuit from the cruel Seraphim Empire, forcing her to flee her home and seek refuge with the Grey Wolves, a group of rebels fighting against the Empire's tyranny.

As Laila uncovers the truth about her lineage and the dark secrets surrounding her family, she finds solace in the enigmatic and brooding Jax, a Grey Wolf warrior who possesses a forbidden power that mirrors her own. Their connection sparks a forbidden romance that ignites a flame of rebellion and challenges the boundaries of their respective worlds.

Together, Laila and Jax embark on a perilous quest to uncover the secrets of the Seraphim Empire and bring an end to their reign of terror. Facing formidable adversaries, heart-wrenching choices, and the uncertainties of their own destiny, they must navigate a treacherous path fraught with danger and sacrifice.

In "A Shadow in the Ember," Jennifer L. Armentrout weaves a captivating tale of magic, adventure, and forbidden love. Through Laila and Jax's journey, readers will be enthralled by a world brimming with ancient prophecies, elemental magic, and the indomitable spirit of those who dare to defy destiny.


645 pages