Author: Cate Tiernan
Publisher: Razor Bill Press
Buy Link: Buy A Circle Of Ashes Here!
Rating: You Need To Read
Reviewed By: Lupa
After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a tragic car accident, she is forced to leave the only home she’s ever known to live with a total stranger in New Orleans. New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and mysteries, but none as unbelievable as the moment she comes face to face with the impossible— an identical twin, Clio.Thais soon learns that she and the twin she never knew come from a family of witches, that she possesses astonishing powers, and that she, along with Clio, has a key role in Balefire, the coven she was born into. Fiery Clio is less than thrilled to have to share the spotlight, but the twins must learn to combine their powers in order to complete a rite that will transform their lives and the coven forever.
A Circle of Ashes is the second book in the Balefire series by Cate Tiernan.
This story is the continuation of the tale of Clio and Thais, identical twins who were separated at birth and reunited at the age of 16 when their father dies and Thais returned to New Orleans due to the machinations of one of the members of her family’s coven.
In this volume Thais and Clio try to perform magic, to disastrous effects, but eventually they discover that Thais’ element is not the same as Clio’s. Tiernan also continues the scheming of Daedalus, who in my opinion is an ass and needs to take the long sleep he has avoided for all these years.
My favorite character in A Chalice Of Wind is actually Ouida. She is kind and caring and wants nothing more than to live a peaceful life away from all of the chaos her coven creates.
Once again Cate Tiernan has created a great story with wonderful characters. I love them all, well most of them, the tourtured souls and powerful magic blend with great characters that make a story that is very hard to put down.
A Circle of Ashes is definitely one You Need To Read.