A Shadow in the Ember - Jennifer L. Armentrout

A Shadow in the Ember

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

  • Release Date: 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 2,253 Ratings


#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.


  • Nice follow up to poppy and casteel!

    By kar3737
    So ready for the next book! Loving how everything is coming together and reading about the characters years before poppys time.
  • A great find!

    By Calicarlebbc
    Loved this series!
  • Loved it

    By fmhh my ffb
    I loved this prequel almost better than the original series. Almost.
  • Awesome

    By Jynx7
    I could kick myself, for some reason I thought I’d read this book since I have read almost all of this authors books I could find. So I kept skipping over it until I realized last night that it didn’t say “read” but had a price to purchase. I started it this morning and it’s going on the evening and I can’t put it down.
  • Great Prequel

    By Tuckb25
    Moves faster than her other books, well written. The story was entertaining and kept me engaged. Spicy :)
  • I am already in love with this series❣️

    By Monasaderskincare
    A phenomenal continuation after completing the Blood and Ash Series!!! 🥰💞📖
  • Read it!!

    By Zynayda
    Crying! I loved this to much..
  • Casteel and Poppy

    By Roofs Chloe.
    I loved this book!! But I NEED more Cas and Poppy!!!!!! We didn’t get to see Cas give Poppy that ‘biggest diamond ring’ and I want to see them in their King and Queen roles. How they manage the two kingdoms…Atlantia and Solis!
  • Great read!!

    By noneosa
    Can’t wait for the next book
  • Great prequel!

    By babykins529
    Fell in love with Cas and Poppy…wasn’t sure how I’d feel about Sera and Ash but needless to say…I couldn’t put this book down. It makes me want to go back and re-read the other series because so much more information is laid out in this one that I’m having to really rack my brain to remember the details from prior. I’m going to have a hard time waiting till fall 2022 for the next installment!!!