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Emerald Blaze

Emerald Blaze, September 2020
Hidden Legacy #5
by Ilona Andrews

384 pages
ISBN: 0062878360
EAN: 9780062878366
Kindle: B081ZGKN7H
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book / audiobook
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"A must-read author and book for all urban fantasy fans"

Fresh Fiction Review

Emerald Blaze
Ilona Andrews

Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted August 13, 2020

Fantasy Urban | Romance Fantasy

Catalina Baylor has her hands full. As the Prime Head for the newly established House Baylor, she’s juggling the duties of House Baylor Investigative Agency, the demands of her vicious grandmother, Victoria Tremaine, her duties as the Deputy Warden of Texas, and the day to day activities of her own family. She’s convinced herself (after the events of SAPPHIRE FLAMES) that Alessandro Sagredo will remain a part of her past because she has no time for relationships, particularly considering her own unique siren-like power. Unfortunately, her latest case throws her directly in Alessandro’s path when they have to work together to uncover a murderer. Worse yet, someone is using the Osiris serum and the potential consequences could be devastating. Can Catalina and Alessandro uncover the diabolical plot as well as hunt down an even more dangerous killer calling himself Arkan?

EMERALD BLAZE is the fifth book in the Hidden Legacy series and the second book featuring Catalina and Alessandro. There are some threads from earlier books in the series that are further explored in EMERALD BLAZE, but new readers should be able to fully appreciate the storyline if they’ve at least read the prior book, SAPPHIRE FLAMES, where some of the history between Catalina and Alessandro begins. However, I can’t imagine anyone reading just one book in the Hidden Legacy series and not wanting to devour them all!

I didn’t think I could love Catalina as much as I love Nevada, but oh was I ever wrong! Both sisters are unique and have hearts of steel when it comes to protecting their loved ones. The sacrifices Catalina is willing to make for her family are heart-wrenching. Ilona Andrews digs far deeper into all her characters in EMERALD BLAZE as we learn so much more about all the underlying issues that our characters have been dealing with.

I absolutely love Ilona Andrews and everything this husband and wife duo writes! EMERALD BLAZE is yet another shining gem as the complexity of the world-building, and the growth and character development are phenomenal and ever-growing as our characters face more and more dangers. Ilona Andrews is one of the best in the urban fantasy genre and EMERALD BLAZE is another spectacular example of why this writing duo is a must-read author for me. I can’t wait to see what unfolds from the epilogue in EMERALD BLAZE as I eagerly await the next installment in the Hidden Legacy series!

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Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times bestselling author, continues her spellbinding series set in the Hidden Legacy world where magic controls everything…except the hearts of those who wield it.

As Prime magic users, Catalina Baylor and her sisters have extraordinary powers—powers their ruthless grandmother would love to control. Catalina can earn her family some protection working as deputy to the Warden of Texas, overseeing breaches of magic law in the state, but that has risks as well. When House Baylor is under attack and monsters haunt her every step, Catalina is forced to rely on handsome, dangerous Alessandro Sagredo, the Prime who crushed her heart. 

The nightmare that Alessandro has fought since childhood has come roaring back to life, but now Catalina is under threat. Not even his lifelong quest for revenge will stop him from keeping her safe, even if every battle could be his last. Because Catalina won't rest until she stops the use of the illicit, power-granting serum that's tearing their world apart. 

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