They have won. With help from Kiera, Fire Mage, the shapeshifting slaves of
Fairbanks have broken their chains, and then lifted her to govern their city. But Kiera and her co-rulers
struggle to integrate the former slaves and the remaining mages.
A worse threat outside Fairbanks waits to fracture the fragile peace. Governor Vrishka, the Skani Water Mage of
Barrow, has marched an army from the North, and sends terms: Surrender Fairbanks and restore the Skani mages to
rule, or he will raze the city and kill all the shifters. He gifts them ten turns of the sun to make their
Halfway through the armistice a devastating blow steals all hope for Fairbanks’ victory, and crushes Kiera’s heart.
Can she summon the strength to transcend her grief and find a way to defeat Vrishka? If so, what price is she
willing to pay? Five days—and a city—await her decision.
Welcome to the Alternate Alaska, where those born with the power to control the elements rule as nobility
over those who cannot. For now.
PRAISE for Blowing Embers
"Blowing Embersis impossible to put down. The deeply moving love
story is woven into the fast-paced action from the first page to the satisfying finale. The second in
Lauri J Owen’s Embers trilogy is set in the magic-driven Alternate Alaska introduced in
Fallen Embers. Kiera, an abundant and resourceful heroine,
faces overwhelming threats to the fragile peace won at the end of the first book. The reader follows
her from the heights of rapturous love to the depths of total despair. The mages and their armies
seeking to capture Kiera as a prize of war, to twist her magical gifts to their own purposes, and to
re-enslave the indigenous population of shape shifters she has freed. The only hope of survival for Kiera
is to master her own magic and the art of leadership in war at breakneck speed. Vivid characters, intricate world
building and sharp twists and turns of plot make Blowing Embers an absorbing and satisfying
Lynne Murray author of Bride of the Living Dead, The Falstaff Vampire Files & the Josephine
Fuller mystery series: Larger Than Death, Large Target, At Large, &A Ton of
"Intense & passionate, full of stunning twists & turns, this riveting
story of a magical
alternate Alaska will stay with you long after you reach the last page."
Juniper Bell author of Restraining the Receptionist
"In Fallen Embers, Ms. Owen created a world that readers will never forget. In
Blowing Embers, Book Two in this extraordinary tale, the stakes are even higher. With
nothing short of her entire future on the line, Kiera will either step up to her role or the fate of her entire
kingdom will end before it has even begun.
"Owen writes like a pro. Flawlessly moving her readers through high stakes emotions that leave
them glued to every word, it is clear that Owen is a writing tour de force that
take the publishing industry by storm. Her characters are quite literally unforgettable. I cried and laughed over
and over again. I really believe that long after you have finished Blowing Embers, you will still be thinking about it and anxiously awaiting Book
Three. It is nothing short of extraordinary."
Rebecca Royce author of the Westervelt Wolves series
"Dare to step once more into Lauri J Owen's alternate Alaska, and become
ensnared in the mire of politics, dark magic and a sorrow that will rip your heart in two. Take your
stand against the overwhelming forces on a whirlwind march that seems to lead only to deeper despair and
loss, to stinking pits where death is the only escape and ask yourself, as does Kiera: Do I have the strength
to carry on? For only strength and love can save her now, and those who follow her for the sake of
freedom from slavery, even when it seems all hope is lost."