I will admit I never thought it would be this good but it truly is and I guess I need to start recommending it a bit more than I have been doing. A small summary of the book and a little description of a very unusual couple Things have been getting harder and more difficult to the Warriors of the Blood with every day that goes by. Greaves' power is getting out Wow, what an amazing read! Greaves' power is getting out of hands and he definitely doesn't fear to use illegal means to achieve what he desires. So how will Good ever triumph when Evil cheats and isn't afraid to do whatever in its power to win?
How to beat Evil without becoming that very thing you need to eradicate? The war has been going on and on for decades, a sense of despair and hopelessness is starting to weight in all the Warriors, but specially on Thorne. As leader of the Warriors of the Blood he just needs to find a solution to this impediment doom that follows, the burden of securing everybody's safety is becoming too much to bare anymore.
So after years he does what nobody thought him capable of. How can a man everybody depends on just walk away? A man everybody admires for his sense of responsibility, of doing what's right for everybody else while never putting himself before others, is not suppose to just leave To chase his destined mate, a woman who was imprisoned for years and only craves freedom.
How will Thorne make her understand they need to be together without doing to her what made her fled in the very first place? To see this two outstanding characters facing the things they fear the most and rediscovering their love was one of the things that made me love this book so much. A glorious and complex World, so very different from all reads in this genre I guess the real appealing of this series is the world building, the complexity and constant variation. Everything is continually changing, nothing is set on stone. While we can discover the future through Seer eyes we never really know what will happen next.
So many things are possible, so many powerful character interact in this series that everything could monumentally change from one minute to the next.
But more than that I adore the fact that we're not just reading about vampires but different dimensions, different beings of power, an uncertain future and a bunch of values and feeling all mixed up inside this wonderful characters. They just are so very different from each other, never would I mixed a warrior with another, even their mates are unique and special. About her disappeared lover Braulio and her 'sisterly' feelings for Thorne. We get to see a side of her we never saw before, we get to know her much better, her deepest feelings and longings.
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If we see from ideas and originality,nothing new about "World of Ascencion" series. Ms Roane seems like mix all paranormal romance elements she'd knew. From the merry band of vampire brotherhood BDB anyone? But, why I still read her books anyway? That's because her world building captivated me. Ms Roane must do a hard work to make her books a lit 4,5 stars Why I still continue this series? Ms Roane must do a hard work to make her books a little bit different from other series. So,she mix it with make Earth have six dimension,where mind ability control is the strongest power of all power and suddenly all her characters falling hard in love.
Yeah,the latest not new after all,but still work to make readers interested. Obsidian Flame continues what happen from book 4, Born of Ashes. Thorne,the leader of Warrior of Blood left Second Earth to chase his ladylove who doesn't want to be chased after,Marguerite.
I'm still confused why the breh-hedden or bonding mate just hit Thorne now. When Marguerite free from her convent. Make a no little sense after all,since Thorn and Marguerite become lover or fuck buddy for hundred years. But, there it was. Marguerite, hmm,I don't know. I will not say she is bitch to leave Thorne, or slut to have a single purpose after her freedom,having sex with many men.
Actually,after she left Second Earth,she just having sex with Thorne. I almost afraid I will not like her. But Marguerite, surprisingly,not annoying. She has balls. Her relationship with Thorne of course different from other couples. More like a second chance type relationship. Things get heating up in this book. The third triad obsidian flame was found,in form of Grace, Thorne's sister. Turn that she have 2 mates in the same time,the ex-traitor Leto and other villain, Casimir.
Whoaa,mama,talk about having 2 mates, suddenly all that I think is menage of trois!! Alas, I think we will don't get it in the next book. The others,beside the main villain Greaves who march his new armies of thousand death vampires, is how Thorne manage his relationship with Her Supremeness Endelle.
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Yeah, the scorpion queen got her butt kicked not literally with Thorne left her, since Thorne is her vice. But what Thorne do,to break his mind link with Endelle. How can he bonded with Marguerite if his mind still connected with Endelle? Actually the main reason I give this book almost 5 stars is Thorne-Endelle. They had been together for thousand years.
They never been lover,even they tempted to do so. Endelle's love for Thorne more like sister for him and vice versa.
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For her quirkiness,weird attitude and hot temper that make her famous as scorpion queen,Thorne understand Endelle,and still support her. Ms Roane seems want to show, that love between man and woman,sometimes not just merely based on lust. Sometimes its just based on friendship and family,like what happen to Endelle and Thorne.
As for writing style,I'm glad to see Ms Caris Roane had improved. Oh,the book still thick, the sex scenes still hot which some of them feel like repetition , but finally the amount of"cried" and "whatever" words decreased. I think,its odd if Ms Roane's writing kinda immature since she had published 50 books before under other pen name.
But seems like she improved hers for the newest books,and I don't have an urge to frown when read the books World of Ascencion might not be original,but I enjoy read them all. I can't wait to read the next book,Gates of Rapture. Aug 20, Liz F rated it liked it. I just realized that this book was over pages. And I tell you, I felt every. I've read all of the previous books in this series but had to take a break. They absolutely follow a pretty strict formula and don't really deviate at all. So after four books, I felt like I'd had enough for a while.
I think I stopped at the wrong place though because it was tough to get back into the swing of things with Obsidian Flame. Marguerite is a really great heroine and a completely awful bi Whoa! Marguerite is a really great heroine and a completely awful bitch. And she's both of these things at the same time and throughout the entire book.
She's been abused her whole life. It was her parents when she was a child and then they sent her to a convent that employed beatings as a way to assist with religious teachings. Now that she's free from the convent, all she wants to do is cut loose and be a little wild.
I totally get that. Well, the wanting to enjoy her freedom is what I get. She's got these amazing powers and even more powers are emerging. She can totally kick ass. For all these reasons, I think Marguerite is an awesome heroine! But she treats her mate like he's a piece of crap and I just don't like that at all.
She wants to sleep around and sow her oats but she doesn't want to hurt Thorne, her mate. There was a lot of back and forth with the way Marguerite was acting and it wasn't really any fun to read. Thorne is a serious hero. He's the leader of the immortal warriors and there's been a war brewing since Book 1.
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I love how serious Thorne is and how much he loves his warrior brothers. The male bonding is a bigger part of this book and this series than in most romances I've read and I enjoy it. I sympathized with Thorne because Marguerite's actions were hurting him, emotionally and physically. On one hand, I wanted him to DO something about her but on the other hand, I totally understood why he didn't. He loves Marguerite and wants her to be happy.
If running around mortal earth is what makes her happy, then what's he supposed to do? He can't just grab her and take her home - he would be no better than the people who kept her prisoner for most of her life. I think Thorne has been one of my favorite heroes in this series. Not just because he's hot and has wings, but for all of his patience and wisdom that he shows his mate, his friends and everyone he has contact with. But most of the time, I felt bad for Thorne that he was saddled with Marguerite as his mate. There's no doubt about it - Marguerite and Thorne have chemistry and are seriously hot together.
But they have a pretty serious journey they go on throughout this book and it was frustrating and yet wonderful to read about it. By the end, they are helping each other and holding each other up and it's such a huge turnaround that it's difficult to not be impressed.
I'm on the fence about recommending this book. There is entirely too much going on in this book that is informed by things that happened in previous books. It's been a while since I read Books and I couldn't remember everything that happened so I was confused in a few areas. Also, I think this book is going to be good for someone who likes characters that have big changes that happen to them.
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Well, I guess the change doesn't happen TO Marguerite, she sort affects the change in herself. But she comes to the realization of who she wants to be and that's a pretty big deal. But she was so unlikable for so much of the book and there's so much other stuff going on in this book that I can't say that I loved this book. It was good but I'm glad I'm finished with it. Dec 08, Vanessa theJeepDiva rated it really liked it Shelves: , paranormal-romance. Caris has created the most unique vampire world. They gain immortality when they ascend.
With ascension comes incredible powers and exceptional abilities.
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She has added in the extremely sexy mating breh-hedden that takes the ascended vampires through even more changes, where they are bestowed more abilities, and further changes their powers and connections to others. The uniqueness of this series is the number one reason to read the books. They are also extremely hot when the hero and heroine Caris has created the most unique vampire world. They are also extremely hot when the hero and heroine are in the throes of the breh-hedden. Most of the individuals of Second Earth see their abilities as gifts.
Marguerite, a Twoling born of Second Earth sees her Seer ability as a curse. She has been punished by those who should have loved her, imprisoned by those who claimed to want to help her with her abilities, and used by the people who saw her only as their person crystal ball. All she has ever wanted is her freedom.
There is just one huge problem standing in her way, Thorne in the vice grip of the breh-hedden. Thorne was beyond perfect for Marguerite. He understood her need for freedom. Thorne has witnessed his fellow warriors go through the breh-hedden. I loved how he tried to be patient with Marguerite during some of her moments of trying out freedom. He had an amazing mix of chest beating Neanderthal, and gentle giant.
As with the previous books readers learn a little more about him. He has issues and one of the big ones was finally revealed. The last part that she is mentioned in made my eyes pop out of my head. She made an interesting decision. Leto will be an interesting tortured hero to read.
Feb 22, Romancing the Book rated it really liked it Shelves: romance , fantasy. Reviewed by Crystal Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I hate to say this but this was the first book that I have read in this series. Thorne had a lot of responsibility placed on him and he had to choose between his duty and his love so he chose the one Reviewed by Crystal Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I hate to say this but this was the first book that I have read in this series.
Thorne had a lot of responsibility placed on him and he had to choose between his duty and his love so he chose the one that would center him. There is no way that I would want to be locked up for years as a convict and have all kinds of things done to me. Thank goodness that Marguerite had Thorne to help her through some of it. If it had been me, I would already be dead. Fate showed its sense of humor when Thorne finds out that when Marguerite is set free she is his breh. I loved the way that the book was written.
It really kept me on my toes and wondering if anything would ever go right. I just hated that it took Marguerite so long to give in to Thorne. I could, however, understand that she wanted to just get away from it all and start all over. The story line itself was very easy to follow. It had a lot of depth to it. We get a little taste of the next one, which I loved.
That should keep me busy. Aug 08, Laurie Garrison rated it really liked it Shelves: books-i-own-to-read , paranormal-romance , author-request , favorites , requests. Obsidian Flame is the sexiest Ascension Warrior book yet! One is Thorne and the other is the breh-hedden. She takes a long time to come to her senses about things so at times she can be a bit no scratch t Obsidian Flame is the sexiest Ascension Warrior book yet!
She takes a long time to come to her senses about things so at times she can be a bit no scratch that, very annoying so beware as you read. No, they would want to be free and Marguerite really does try hard to be that. Now, let me get to the hottest book yet. I really liked reading more about Endelle and the changes that went about the ongoing war. I cant wait to see what's going to happen next. I highly recommend this book. View 1 comment. Apr 29, Annie Under the Covers Book Blog rated it liked it Shelves: read-in , vampires , review-requests , books-i-own.
He was strong, possessive, and determined to have his woman. I felt like he deserved someone better. In the opening chapters, Marguerite finds a random club named Jose and decides to sleep with him even though her mind keeps constantly going back to Thorne. It was like a mind fuck in the most literally way. Yes, the sex was hot. View all 9 comments. Aug 22, Marsha rated it liked it Shelves: vampires , paranormal-romance. I'm always glad to see improvement and this series is finally beginning to grow on me.
Either that or I've developed immunity to the numerous flaws. Even though I actually enjoyed this one, there remains room for improvement. At one point, Marguerite compared how she was feeling to having the flu for a week. Except, as a twoling, she's never been sick a day in her life. The fact that no one on 2 gets sick has been well established because, quite frankly, Roane is pretty repetitive. At another point, Grace suggests that Marguerite "had always called [Quena]'sister-bitch'".
In the previous novel Marguerite had a good laugh over Endelle's use of the phrase and said she would begin to use it. So 'always'? This might have gotten four stars but I think, while I liked the story and the characters, the magic was a bit over the top and inconsistent. It was too easy. The fact that they kept saying "obsiddy" was grating. The titles were obnoxious enough without being even more obnoxiously abbreviated. Mar 06, Aly is so frigging bored rated it it was amazing Shelves: urban-fantasy , favorites , paranormal.
This was such a ride! I am so happy that I waited for a day in which I could read almost the whole book from cover to cover. I don't even know what to say about it, I am so exited that I really couldn't censor myself : The character growth of both Endele and Marguerite is amazing. I was sure that by the end of the book I would want to kill Marguerite in many different, creative ways, but she lived up in the end to Thorne's standards.
Revisiting all the old characters, and also meeting new gre This was such a ride! Revisiting all the old characters, and also meeting new great ones made this book even more spectacular. All in all I am grateful that I listened gave in to peer pressure to Miss Vain and started this series. View all 6 comments. This series is getting better and better.
Loved Thorne's story but a bit iffy about what's happening between Grace, Leto and Casimir I guess I'll see when the next book comes out! Feb 22, Seena Seena rated it it was amazing Shelves: my-fav-s. Another amazing read! This series is truly amazing. The whole message behind it all is awe inspiring. If you have not started this series yet then do! Apr 24, Mary Lauer rated it liked it. I would give it 3. I am SO ready for the war to be over, eventho I know that twill be the end of the series. How many WoTB do we have left? Sep 07, Tracy rated it really liked it Shelves: read I have mixed feelings about Marguerite.
In the beginning, I did not like how easily and carelessly she tossed Thorne aside. I understood her desire for freedom, as she had been imprisoned in the convent for a century. But there was no excuse for the thoughtless way she treated Thorne, and really, Endelle as well, seeing how they both had just broken the law to break her out of the convent. When she finally came around and realized what a catch Thorne was, I liked her much better. Lots going on i I have mixed feelings about Marguerite. Lots going on in this book. Not just about one couple. The next book should be quite exciting as all is resolved.
Looking forward to reading how it all works out. Dec 15, Shauni rated it it was amazing Shelves: reading-romance-challenge. I really get tired of saying this.. This book could easily have lost itself in the dynamics of Thorne and Marguerite but instead Ms Roane crafts a dynamic tale of the choices of love. It is an amazing dance of delicious delight.
Thorne, the leader of the Warriors of the Blood for over Two Thousand Years, dedicated to saving the world and the lives of his men. A true second i I really get tired of saying this.. A true second in command to Endelle.. Strong, loyal, determined and suddenly he walks away to follow his Breh-Hedden. He manages to block Endelle and begins a journey that I think surprised even him. Knowing he could go to her every morning after every battle has kept him sane.
Leaving it all behind he follows her trying desperately not to destroy the humans she chooses to interact with. As he observes her he discovers new powers that allow him a degree of sneakiness and the ability to keep sane. Marguerite, the second member of the Obsidian Flame triad.. After a horrid childhood, followed by years of forced service in the convent all she wants is to be free!!
She has strong urges and honestly wants to boink every man she can find. As she begins her journey she finds that while the body is willing the spirit, her heart, is not.. She wants to be left alone.. She wants her time to grow, to discover, to for lack of better terms find herself. And yet As much as she tries she can not escape those facts. When it hit them, it hit them hard! Their choices are more about a couple that has been together for a while and find they want different things.
How do they resolve their issues? It seems as much as she tries Marguerite can not escape who she is and when the time comes, she chooses to use her sight to help others. To be there for the ones who were there for her. To help those who need her strength. Together Thorne and Marguerite discover hidden sanctuaries of Seers. Besides having to decide whether or not she wants to accept her Breh, she must decide how she can help the hidden compounds and if she even wants to.
Marguerite is forced, as so many of us are, to grow up. To realize that she was given gifts for a reason. She can either accept them, use them and flourish or she can deny them. Thorne, amazes me.. He is this rock, this steady, sure source of strength. He knows he wants and loves Marguerite, he knows he will probably completely loose it if she leaves and yet.. For who and what she is.
Oh sure he uses his whiles to convince her to see it his way but he knows in the end the decisions is hers. That she needs him as much if not more than he needs her. That without him she has no one.. Endelle, too has to grow up in some ways. She has to remember that relationships are not built on mind links..
I cried with Endelle this time around.. She was so very lost when Thorne went to find Marguerite and left the Warriors to sorta kinda fend for themselves. Leto, shows himself in this book as well.. Ascension Caris RoAne. Back cover copy Enter a world of winged vampire warriors and the women they crave His every touch leaves her hungry for more.. Now that Marguerite is gone, Thorne craves her more than ever.. As one of three powerful women with obsidian flame abilities, Marguerite is a valuable treasure--and a dangerous weapon.
For Thorne, she is a soulmate he must protect at any cost Prepare to be enthralled. This is one book that is sure to be a hit with readers who love paranormals. Fans of J. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series are sure to love this one too. There are many interesting, formidable, terrifying, beautiful and unique images.
They surround and envelop you in a story as old as time. I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride, climbing until I hit the very top only to come crashing down at lightning speed. Once you pick this book up, clear off your calendar because you won't be able to put it down. Best book I have read all year.
Prepare to be enthralled! The Guardian of Ascension is a series with epic potential! She lives in Phoenix with her two cats, one of which is named, Sebastian, after a favorite vampire. The Guardians of Ascension is her first paranormal romance series. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
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