Title: Truth of Embers
Months after bonding with Rhys, Kai is finding her place among the Wingless—humans who have heartsworn to dragons. Determined to help her new people, she's delving deep into her magical training and is the first Wingless to ride into battle with her dragon mate.
Going against customs as ancient as dragons, Rhys is forming his own vision for dragonkind. But the Council have plans of their own that don't include a Wingless queen. Meanwhile, the war with Owain is finally here and the fight for control of dragonkind could destroy everything—including humanity itself.
When unbreakable bonds are torn asunder, Kai and Rhys will learn exactly how deep their love goes. The battle has begun, and no matter what happens, this one will be the last. If they can't come together, their lives are forfeit—as well as every other life they hold dear.
Author: Caitlyn McFarland
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Soul of Smoke, Shadow of Flame
Series: Dragonsworn #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Soul of Smoke, Shadow of Flame
Published by Carina Press Source: Publisher
Published: December 14th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Fantasy Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Pages: 303 pages
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Truth of Embers is book three of Caitlyn McFarland’s Dragonsworn trilogy. It should not be read as a standalone. You will need to start with book one, Soul of Smoke and continue with book two, Shadow of Flame.
Kai was kidnapped and for thirteen days she was tortured and healed over and over again. Rhys her heartsworn is going nuts. He feels her pain and suffering and blames himself for putting her in the situation she’s in. Kai tries to block out Rhys as much as she can. He is unaware of how much was really done to her. When plans are made to free Kai, things go wrong, and Juli is left behind with Kavar-one of Juli’s heartsworn-but one of Owain’s followers. She expected this to happen, and tries to tell Ashem-Juli’s other heartsworn, that they can use the situation to their advantage. By spying on Owain. Juli gains valuable information about what he’s doing, and it’s sickening!
Kai and Rhys are determined to stop what Owain’s doing. On their way home, one of the worst things to ever happen actually happens, neither knows how to act. Trying to navigate without their connection is extremely difficult. Rhys knows Kai has been changed by her abduction and is trying to figure out how to get the old Kai back.
Once back on Eryri, Kai and Rhys work together to plan for a war with Owain. Kai is part of the Wingless-humans who have heartsworn to dragons. She is putting her heart and soul in her training and learning what her magic entails and how to use it-even without Rhys. It’s revealed that there is a saboteur among them.
Owain comes to battle as Rhys hoped he would. Things are in their favor until the traitor acts again and the battle shifts. Owain calls to Rhys to finish this between them. Not wanting anymore loss of life, Rhys agrees to battle till death.
I knew this final book was going to be good! I surely was not disappointed! There was so much action going on, I couldn’t read fast enough! Caitlyn McFarland outdid herself with this one. All of the characters I liked. Rhys I loved from the very beginning, but Kai was a harder sell for me. I wasn’t a fan in book one. She firmly had me in her corner midway through book two and I ultimately ended up loving her by the end of book three. I loved Cadoc and Seren and Ashem and Juli. I didn’t mind Kavar after awhile. He really cared for Juli.
This was definitely a good, satisfying end to the series and I was happy with how the author tied things up! We have a lot going on to be sure, and even some things that I was not expecting. The battle was epic and vividly portrayed. I felt as if I was watching it all unfold in front of me. The lives of so many are irrevocably changed forever and I was kept guessing how it would conclude. If you are a fan of paranormal worlds and are interested in dragon shifters, grab this trilogy, and prepare to be amazed!