Book Review: Hidden Fire by Deirdra Eden

Finding your own unique strength and courage is a major theme of The Watchers. The characters in this series are as diverse as they come: different nationalities, male, female, dwarf, human, dragon, pixie, noble, peasant orphan, young, aged. Yet, no matter the situation, whether tragic or triumphant, they find ways to grow and develop into something stronger. 
 
The main character, Auriella (Aura), is born and lives in a society and time when girls, especially of her social status, didn’t have opportunities for education or growth, let alone a chance to be a hero. The Watchers must learn to work together, despite differences, to defeat Erebus and the Shadow Legion, just as we, no matter our gender, race, age, circumstances, etc., are capable of great things. 
 
Strong men and women grow in all situations and become heroes when one is needed. They don’t think about it, they just do what’s right. 
-Deirdra Eden, author of The Watchers Series
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Book Summary

Auriella’s new life as a royal protector is in shambles. The new king ignores her warnings of a Shadow Legion invasion and he is determined to marry her off. Ghosts from her past, the discovery of other Watchers, and a handsome Scottish warrior throw her off guard and weaken her emotional defenses. Caught in a web of secrecy and betrayal, Auriella struggles to control and protect the devastating power of Starfire. A terrible truth and a fateful choice will lead her to her destiny as the fabled Lady of Neviah, or could shroud the entire world in eternal darkness. 
 
Filled with action, romance, drama, and comedy, Hidden Fire is an addicting read that you won’t want to put down. 
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My Review 

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

I had read Knight of Light, Book One in the Watchers series, a while back so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to read Hidden Fire and I wasn’t disappointed.

Auriella has been through a lot in her life and now, after a couple of relatively calm years, things have been turned upside down. She thought that Lucas, the love of her life, was dead but he has, miraculously, returned. The moment he returns, however, Auriella is sent on a mission by the king.

I really like Auriella. She is a warrior and she is strong willed but there is also a sweet, caring side to her. When it comes to love, she is loyal and quite naive. As much as I liked her companions in the first book, I like her new companions even more, especially Baby, a big white tiger who can be ferocious as well as gentle as a kitten.

Hidden Fire is a fantasy full of action, passion, and it has several twists. I definitely recommend it for readers of all ages and I am looking forward to reading the next book.

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