The Defiant Heir (Swords and Fire #2)

The Defiant Heir (Swords and Fire #2)

Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war. But before an invasion can begin, they must call a rare gathering of all seventeen lords to decide a course of action. Lady Amalia Cornaro knows that this Conclave might be her only chance to stifle the growing flames of war, and she is ready to make any sacrifice if it means saving Raverra from destruc Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war. But before an invasion can begin, they must call a...

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Title:The Defiant Heir (Swords and Fire #2)
Author:Melissa Caruso
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Defiant Heir
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:515 pages pages

The Defiant Heir (Swords and Fire #2) Reviews

  • Kristen
    May 02, 2018
    4 1/2 Stars The Tethered Mage was one of my favorite books read in 2017, and I loved The Defiant Heir even more. It's extraordinarily fun with amusing dialogue and some quirky personalities, I enjoyed the growth of Amalia and Zaira's relationship, and it was fascinating to learn mor...
  • Ian Mathers
    Jun 03, 2018
    I was hoping this series would continue to dig into and complicate the various (pretty bad, to be honest) ways the different empires/kingdoms/etc. deal with people who can use magic, and boy did the author double down on that, and throw in a pretty damn well done love triangle too. Thi...
  • Shelley
    May 25, 2018
    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* The Defiant Heir, by author Melissa Caruso, is the second installment in the Swords and Fire series. This is a series that is set in a world not unlike Renaissance Venice. Lady Amalia Cornaro was never meant...
  • Greymalkin
    May 22, 2018
    Disclaimer: I know the author and love her writing so this is not unbiased. :) In the first book, Amalia made several painful choices that have delightful repercussions in this book. Of course I loved Kathe, who doesn't love Kathe? But I also enjoyed seeing how much Amalia and Marce...
  • Melissa Hayden
    May 21, 2018
    The political games are visible here. In both Vaskandar and the Empire. These plots and plans and twists keep me listening. I want to know what will happen or how things will change when someone does something unexpected. The characters feel to be alive, keeping me cheering and hop...
  • Maddalena
    Jun 08, 2018
    4 & 1/2 STARS I received this novel from Orbit Books through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review: my thanks to both of them for this opportunity. The previous book in this series, The Tethered Mage, proved to be a delightful discovery in many ways: the magic system, i...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Apr 27, 2018
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/05/13/... I?m always a little nervous going into a sequel to a book I loved, especially when the story and characters are still fresh in your mind. Knowing you are jumping into a new adventure that can change the cou...
  • Dianna
    Jun 05, 2018
    I freaking LOVED this book! I mean, I liked "The Tethered Mage" and had pretty high expectations that the second book in the series would be good, but my goodness, my high expectations were not only met but exceeded. I'm suffering some major book withdrawals right now, which is pretty ...
  • Rebecca
    Apr 10, 2018
    I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Full review to come! ...
  • Drew Doll
    May 08, 2018
    Awesome!!! Last year's The Tethered Mage was an amazing introduction to the Raverran Empire and the looming war on their border. The Defiant Heir picks up the story and runs at a break-neck pace through a thrilling, imaginative story that left me begging to know what happens next. ...
  • Rebecca
    May 09, 2018
    This was a good sequel to the first book. Amalia's friendship with Zaira grew, and as always Zaira's blunt attitude was a nice respite to the polite machinations Amalia has to go through as her mother's heir. I was not too crazy about the love triangle; it felt a little contrived at ti...
  • Draya
    May 25, 2018
    Love, love, love this series!!! Can't wait for book three. ...
  • Laura
    Apr 27, 2018
    I enjoyed the first book, and the second too. I like the setting, and the characters grab me. I am looking forward to the third one, I need to go see if I can preorder it now. I recommend these! ...
  • James Lafayette  Tivendale
    Apr 18, 2018
    I received an advanced copy of The Defiant Heir in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Melissa Caruso and Orbit Books. *Minor Spoilers May Follow* In the second entry to the Swords and Fire trilogy, we pick up events approximately a month after the finale of The Te...
  • USOM
    May 13, 2018
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) So I fell in love with this series hard from book one, The Tethered Mage, and I have been awaiting this second installment ever since. If I thought I adored the ...
  • Andrew
    Apr 25, 2018
    Full review at The Quill to Live: https://thequilltolive.com/2018/05/03... I am going to Europe next week, so I felt like reading about pseudo-fantasy Venice as I was packing. In order to scratch that itch, I am back with a review for the second book in Melissa Caruso?s Swords and...
  • eilasoles
    May 29, 2018
    What a perfect book. I stayed up all night reading it. I have never been incline to fangirl over characters, but I seem unable to resist the impulse with these books. My favorite ones are so alive in my mind, and Caruso's writing dialogue is superb: I already loved La Contessa, and now...
  • The Irregular Reader
    Apr 18, 2018
    Fair warning: this is the second book in Caruso?s Swords and Fire Series. If you haven?t read The Tethered Mage, then there?s probably going to be spoilers in here for the first book. Of course, if you haven?t read Tethered Mage, then you?re missing out on a fantastic fant...
  • Sheila {ShesGoingBookCrazy.com}
    Sep 25, 2017
    I hope The Tethered Mage is good so I can read this one...the cover is just...<3 ...
  • Matt
    Apr 29, 2018
    I'm always slightly worried when the sequel to a book I loved comes out. In this case those worries were for nothing. The Defiant Heir is every bit as good as The Tethered Mage. The same great, believable characters, the same intractable dilemmas and of course the same endless levels o...
  • The Library Ladies
    May 30, 2018
    (Full review here at the thelibraryladies.com.) I was so excited when I received an ARC for this sequel! ?The Tethered Mage? came out of nowhere last fall and quickly became one of my favorite reads for the year, so I was so excited to see what antics (troubles?) Amalia and Zair...
  • Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
    Apr 14, 2018
    The Tethered Mage was one of my favorite books of 2017 so I had high expectations for The Defiant Heir. Somehow, The Defiant Heir was even better than I was expecting. There was absolutely no second book syndrome here. The character development was amazing, the banter witty, and the pl...
  • Sarah Schultz
    Jun 04, 2018
    This book was as intense as the first one and I love the way the characters changed and grew from the first book to this book. Also KATHE oh my stars do I love him! (view spoiler)[ I gotta say I don't usually enjoy love triangles but this one feels so good? I think both love interes...
  • Griffin Hansen
    May 11, 2018
    Thanks to Hachette Audio and Libro.fm for my audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review. Out of the frying pan, into the balefire! Amalia Cornaro & Co. are back, and the stakes are higher than ever. After averting a civil war and treading a thin line of political deception,...
  • Lynn Stace
    May 21, 2018
    4.5 ...
  • Vincent Archer
    May 05, 2018
    A kick-ass entry in the series. As the title implies, it's about inheritance. There's a lot of more heirs in there than just one, and it is the the central theme of the book. There's also a fascinating plunge into Vaskandar, its structure, and the Witch Lord motivations and desires....
  • Nicole
    Jun 06, 2018
    This book was amazing, even better than the first one! So much drama and tension and I was just hooked. I love the introduction of Kathe's character, he is the black to Marcello's white, and I found myself rooting for him towards the end of the book. I highly recommend this book. ...
  • Jay Quietnight
    May 18, 2018
    Caruso's writing skills are superb. The story flows smoothly, with no scenes that feel false or engineered. I look forward to the next book in this series! ...
  • Amy
    May 28, 2018
    ?The Grace can?t save a fool from believing what he wants to believe.? ?It took an uncommon courage to stand before the people you respected most and admit you?d been wrong.? The second book is far better than the first one! I liked Marcello when I read the first one, b...
  • Unseen Library
    Jun 01, 2018
    I received a copy of The Defiant Heir from Hachette Australia to review. Melissa Caruso once again shows why she is one of the brightest new stars in the fantasy fiction. The Defiant Heir is an outstanding continuation of her first series that introduces significant and exiting lore...