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...
  • Dorri
    Jun 24, 2018
    Do I have to put it down? Yes, I know I've finished it, but I'm not ready to let go yet. There are so many layers of intrigue, deceit, betrayal, hope, defiance, and a spattering of madness within the pages of The Defiant Heir. I want more. Or to read it again. And I have no idea when t...
  • 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...
  • Bon
    Jul 03, 2018
    Okay, this is gonna count as a review for both 1 and 2, really, because I am lazy. Five stars to both, though - and I read them on a whim because a friend recommended them on the spot. I did audio format for both so it's difficult to pick outstanding lines, but man, were these good. A ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Marta
    Aug 07, 2018
    This series is smart and fun. I loved The Tethered Mage, but was apprehensive starting this that I was going to feel let down by a sequel. Sometimes fantasy series authors seem to add more details/ people/ expanded boundaries without a true purpose and it gets wearying to follow. Not s...
  • 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 ...
  • sigaloenta
    Jul 20, 2018
    Good installment, with lots of new plot and backstory and worldbuilding twists, alongside the main show of Amalia and Zaira slowly getting to the point that they can admit they are friends. I really liked the development of Vaskandar and its Witch Lords, although neither cartoonishly e...
  • Liz
    Jun 27, 2018
    I enjoyed the continuing development of the friendship between Amalia and Zaira. Amalia is also starting to come into her own as a political player -- will she finally challenge the Doge for the freedom of the Falcons in the next book. The choice between good boy Marcello and bad bo...
  • imyril
    Aug 04, 2018
    A stirring sequel that cements my affection for Melissa Caruso?s work as well as her thoughtful, conscientious protagonist and her flamboyant, rough-tongued warlock. The series continues to explore the implications of its internal logic, to my delight. It?s not easy being La Co...
  • 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,...
  • Charlie
    Jul 27, 2018
    While I thought the first book was a little clumsy, and a bit thin on plot and characterization, I think this book has very much improved upon what it was trying to do. The further examination of the world, the growing complexities between characters (while I still think sometimes can ...
  • 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....
  • Ann
    Jun 25, 2018
    I love this Swords and Fire series. The heroine is strong, intelligent, and so brave and personable. She doesn't run around fainting at all of the tough choices put before her, she does what needs to be done. She also has a good team supporting her, which is nice to see. Caruso makes t...
  • Nadja Miller
    Jun 29, 2018
    Amalia is grown up a little more. Still YA flavor but not as much as the first. She is being courted by one of the Witch Lords. She finds him intriguing but knows he has plans of his own that might be against Raverra. Amelia is trying to wrangle and invitation to the Witch Lord?s Con...