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Petra Freyrsdótter can raise an entire village from the dead with her magic - so why can’t she bring her lover back to life? Petra has spent the last two years trying to resurrect Orrus, the man she loves. And even though she’s a powerful necromancer, nothing works, and Orrus is perpetually stuck as a listless shade at her side while she searches all of Aelamor for a way to restore him. But when Petra gets caught by a priest for the God of Truth and Light - an order that burns necromancers at the stake - instead of killing her, he presents her with a strange gambit: If she can retrieve a blade that was stolen from his order, the priest will not only let her live, but will also reveal what he knows about how she can fully resurrect Orrus.

Although making a deal with a burned brother isn’t a good idea, Petra is desperate and out of options. Apart from saving her own life, she must do what she can to fulfill her promise to Orrus so they can be reunited in the world of the living.

When Petra finally tracks down Caspar, the thief who stole the blade, she can’t help but feel attracted to and intrigued by the handsome stranger whose hatred for the order is as strong as her own. Everything falls apart, however, when Petra and her companions are captured by the mad priests who serve the God of Truth and Light and they discover the secret of the blade and the vile ritual the order intends to use it for.

Now, Petra and Caspar must work together to keep the blade out of the priests’ clutches and bring the entire order to its knees before it’s too late. And she must be willing to risk everything - including her chance to be with Orrus again - if she wants to make sure the horrible future the order has planned can never come to light.

©2020 Merethe Walther (P)2021 Merethe Walther

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Burn baby burn!

The story about one necromancer I wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of. Just when you thing you’ve got it figured, you’re wrong.
I highly recommend this book and audio. The narration was great.

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Burn

Jonathan Waters did an amazing job. Brings the book the story to life.

There’s mystery, love, magic and definitely plenty of family drama. with great twists and strong characters.

The storyline involves gods, necromancer, blood witches, demons .

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An epic fantasy classic!

Petra is a necromancer who can reunite souls with their corpses in exchange for their fealty. Caspar is a thief who can stop time. As the murderous priests of the God of Truth and Light burn anyone with magical abilities, Petra and Caspar must put aside their mutual mistrust and keep the powerful void dagger from falling into the priests’ hands. This epic fantasy classic was immensely satisfying with loads of twists and turns, betrayals, and magic crackling on every page. Merethe Walther effortlessly world-builds without the dreaded info dump and brings fresh ideas to many of the classic fantasy tropes. I wouldn’t have thought a thief, a demon, a necromancer and her band of reanimated corpses were people I’d want to spend time with, but they were noble and decent in ways that have you cheering for them. Audio narrator Jonathan Waters excels himself here, distinctively voicing multiple characters with ease and propelling the action on each page with great gusto.

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Brilliant Epic Story

Wow, this was an extremely good read, well worth reading. This was a very well written book with well developed strong characters. The author builds quite a unique, mysterious world which quickly draws you in and keeps you there for the entire ride. It was so good I read it in two days over the weekend rather than the several days I had planned, due to the length of the book. But I couldn't put it down which shows great credit to the author. I loved it and the way the book ended definitely left it open for book 2, which I do hope is in development, if not already finished. My only issue was with the narrator. Most of the female voices sounded like a bitchy gay man for some reason. When Petra and the female demon were talking to each other it was sometimes difficult to work out which character was who as they both sounded the same, as well as other female character's later in the book. But apart from that the narrator did a really good job. I highly recommend this book.

I was given this book for free of my own choosing and voluntarily left this review.

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brilliant!

this was a different, original and fantastic story. the characters are great and it really felt like watching a movie! written brilliantly and narrated effortlessly. i cannot fault it. Jonathan Waters was the perfect choice here. i loved it. looking forward to a sequel.

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wow what a book

this had me hooked from the first chapter.
some great twists and strong characters.
cant wait for the next book to find out how petra and caspa progress and wwhat new adventures they have.

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  • 03-11-21

Magnificent story!

I have to say first thing first this story is beyond Fantastic!! It definitely well written and narrated. This story is a hell of a great ride. The storyline involves gods, necromancer, blood witches, demons and fanatics. A great fantasy with a lot of drama. The books ended leaves room for another book( God I hope so!!!)
The narrator does an unbelievable job with the story and the characters. He does an amazing job with the characters and the voices of each character making it easy to distinguish between the characters. I definitely enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I highly recommend this audiobook book.

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  • Virginia
  • 02-11-21

Interesting

If you like blood witches, ghosts, dead people and more, this one is for you.
Jonathan Waters is a talented narrator. He can do all of the characters and bring them alive.

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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 22-10-21

I love everything about this story!💜

What a wonderfully magical fantasy story.
This was well written with so many great characters. There’s mystery, love, magic and definitely plenty of family drama. I was engaged the entire time, and for me, this was a page turner. The main characters formed an unlikely alliance and were so much fun.
There were moments of lust, disgust & despair, all of which were performed brilliantly by Jonathan Waters. It’s more than just reading the words when he narrates. It’s like watching a movie in my head. I can hear every character and see them as the author has written them.
This book is a standalone and has an HEA, however, I think there’s just enough left to the imagination that we could go for a book 2. Fingers crossed.
I highly recommend this book.

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  • Deedra
  • 06-02-22

We who Burn

This was a very good book.The narration by Jonathan Waters was outstanding.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Deanna
  • 20-11-21

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I actually really enjoyed this book. great writing and narrating. I definitely recommend it.