The improvements didn't happen overnight, nor was it easy. Amanda Marin's final book in her Crimson Sash series, Flicker to Fire releases today and is one you will want to read and read again.
Neve and Micah have faced persecution for their love. They escaped from their country and put their lives on the line. Now they are returning in order to stop the Nation from harming others who dared to love.
Flicker to Fire will energize you to want to make a change whether in your own life or for others. This story is one you will want to read in one sitting and have you thinking about your own beliefs. A MUST READ!
Beyond the broken wall, a fire has begun to burn …
Outside the refugee center in Kébec Village, the border wall separating the New Republic from the Nation continues to crumble. On one side, Neve Hall and Micah Ward are Sans Murs operatives, documenting cases of the Nation’s human rights violations as escapees arrive. On the other, Isla Pryce has begun a ruthless mission to purge the Nation of Sufferers who, like Micah, have been unfaithful to their vows.
Then she arrives: Blythe Thatcher, a mysterious young woman on the run from Isla’s vicious Inquisition Board. In Blythe, Neve sees a way to help Sans Murs further its cause—and rid the Nation of its callous Suffering system once and for all. But when the Nation uncovers their plan, the struggle that started as a flicker quickly turns to fire, and only Neve and Micah can extinguish the flame.
The Crimson Sash series is best enjoyed in the following reading order:
- North to Nara (Crimson Sash, Book 1)
- Sky to Sea (Crimson Sash, Book 2
- Flicker to Fire (Crimson Sash, Book 3)
Rafe pounds his fist against the wall, his face contorted with anger. “Damn them!” When he looks back up at Micah and me, his eyes are ablaze. “All right. I might be able to override the system he tells us. “But I’ll have to enter my personal identification code to do it.”
Without waiting for our reaction, he reaches toward the keypad again.
“No!” I shriek, swatting away his hand. “If you enter your PIN, they’ll know it was you who freed the Sufferers. They’ll kill you for it—”
“Then we better not fail,” he insists.
Desperately, I glance up at Micah. He has to see the danger in this. He has to talk my brother out of sacrificing his life. We can’t let Rafe become the next body stretched on the table beneath Kael and his needle.
“Rafe, think about what you’re doing,” Micah pleads.
My brother presses one of the keys.
“Even if we succeed, you’ll have to come with us to the Republic—”
Two more numbers entered.
“You’ll have to leave Tali behind—”
Finally, Rafe pauses. He loves Tali. I know he does. He heaves a sigh and rests his hands on his hips a moment. “Then we have to get her, Mom, and Dad on the way to the border, too—”
But as he lifts his fingers to key in the final digits, something else altogether stops him.
The sound of footsteps.
Not just any footsteps, either. These are stilettos. Sharp and piercing. Daggers stabbing the tile as they make their way closer.
“Step away from the door immediately,” a shrill, familiar voice commands.
Every muscle in my body tenses like a rope pulled tautly. There’s no mistaking who it is behind us.
It’s Isla Pryce.
When Amanda was a child, her father traveled frequently for business, always bringing back a book as a present for her. Whether she was getting lost in the pages of a tale about faraway knights, girls with supernatural powers, or kindly giants, she was quickly hooked on stories.
Nowadays, Amanda writes books of her own. She holds degrees in English from Salve Regina University and Boston College, and she works in scholarly publishing. Her favorite things include Starbucks lattes, lazy summer afternoons at the beach, and stories with characters that make you go “awww.” She lives in New Hampshire with her family and furbaby, Snickers the Poodle.
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