From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews comes an enthralling new trilogy set in the Hidden Legacy world, where magic means power, and family bloodlines are the new currency of society…
In a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, and the Head of her House. Catalina has always been afraid to use her unique powers, but when her friend’s mother and sister are murdered, Catalina risks her reputation and safety to unravel the mystery.
But behind the scenes powerful forces are at work, and one of them is Alessandro Sagredo, the Italian Prime who was once Catalina’s teenage crush. Dangerous and unpredictable, Alessandro’s true motives are unclear, but he’s drawn to Catalina like a moth to a flame.
To help her friend, Catalina must test the limits of her extraordinary powers, but doing so may cost her both her House–and her heart.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We loved Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy romantic fantasy series so much that hearing about a new trilogy set in that universe sent our pulses into overdrive. Sapphire Flames centers around Catalina Baylor, a young siren who has become the head of her prominent family, but remains reluctant to use her incredible powers of persuasion. When tragedy strikes a close friend, Catalina faces tangled conspiracies, next-level danger, and the sudden reappearance of her hunky Italian ex. The exhilarating tension and sexual chemistry will send you straight to Andrews’ earlier books for more.
Andrews's breakneck fourth Hidden Legacy novel, which opens a trilogy, is set in a world ruled by dynastic families of mages. Prime mage and private investigator Catalina Baylor, who can compel people like a siren, just became the Head of House Baylor, and she's agreed to help her friends Runa and Ragnar, both Prime poison mages, discover who killed their mother and sister. Soon she's fending off reanimated corpses, murderous mages, and a ruthless team of assassins. Even worse, her not-so-secret crush, the insufferable and smoking-hot Italian playboy Alessandro Sagredo (another Prime mage with a few spectacular tricks up his sleeves), keeps popping up and telling her to drop the case. Catalina won't back down, and Alessandro's not going anywhere, so Catalina reluctantly agrees to work with him to find a mage who has found a way to create twisted new killing machines, all while keeping her family safe and juggling her new responsibilities. Andrews's endlessly inventive action scenes are chock full of strange magic, and Catalina and Alessandro's sexy sparring is a delight. Fans and new readers alike will enjoy the wit and worldbuilding and be thrilled to have this exciting new heroine to root for.
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Ilona Andrews writes books that I can read and re-read and Sapphire Flames is another favorite. This book was such a fun action packed read, it ended too soon and left me hungry for the next book. If you are looking for action packed paranormal romance with strong independent women characters this book and this entire series is for you. The men are there to be supportive, smart, and bring muscle, but it is the women who make the tough decisions and show just how powerful being smart can be!
Great addition to a fantastic series!
Another fantastic story in this outstanding series that has everything you want in a in a great paranormal/fantasy read. The writing is superb with characters that jump off the pages in heart-pounding action adventure storylines that always satisfy. I've loved this series from the start with the spunky oldest sister Nevada and the hunky Mad Rogan and there has been no letdown with the continuation of the series. I'm so excited to move on to the siblings with Catalina up first as the new head of House Baylor in the game of magic users and the Prime hierarchy. And she gets a dreamy (mostly) Italian hottie as her love interest. Alessandro makes a different kind of magic happen! But their encounters aren't all hearts and flowers as the couple face challenge after challenge and are at odds quite a bit. As usual there's violence galore and blood and bits flying as these magic users do their thing. I will say there seemed to be a few discrepancies with the previous stories and missing characters but not enough to overshadow the enjoyment of this one. This writing duo has a talent for spectacular storytelling with unique characters and along with the gore parts there's also romance and some hilarious moments. I love this crazy Baylor family and can't wait for the next installment. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC.
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I love this, I was afraid that I was still to invested in Rogan and Nevada that I wouldn’t like it but I did and I want so much more! I am glad that she pushed Catalina’s character to grow up and to stand out more. I still want another Rogan and Nevada story, especially with what she let us know what’s going on with them. Though any book would be wonderful at this time, Ilona and Gordon at just wonderful writers and I always love reading their books over and over to sustain me until the next one comes out.