Daughter of Fire: The Darkness Rising by Karen Frost

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Book two in the Destiny and Darkness series

Author: Karen Frost


This thrilling sequel to Daughter of Fire: Conspiracy of the Dark offers a fast-paced, captivating conclusion to the Destiny and Darkness series, a fantasy novel for young and old.

Not three months ago, I’d been a daughter of the Ice Crown, the lands of snow and ice. Everything I had, everything I was, existed in a tiny world of its own, a single snowflake in a snowstorm. And then, like a candle blown out by careless lips, all of it had been extinguished in an instant.

The kingdom is under threat. A secret, desperate plot to change the course of history has been hatched in dark rooms.

Aeryn, a young student war mage from an isolated land of ice, has the powerful gift of fire. To save her world, she must draw around her a small group of fellow mages and allies at Windhall University. At her side is the beautiful healer in training, Lyse, who holds her heart. In front of her is nothing but questions, fears, and impossible decisions.

Conspirators are everywhere, shifting shadows that she can barely see. The longer it takes for Aeryn to find the answers, the more people will die. Her choices might cost her everything. Does she have the strength to do what needs to be done? Can Aeryn protect a kingdom she may not even want to save?


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Publication Date

November 2019


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71,000 words




978-3-96324-301-1 (mobi), 978-3-96324-302-8 (epub), 978-3-96324-303-5 (pdf)


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3 reviews for Daughter of Fire: The Darkness Rising by Karen Frost

  1. Betty Harmon


    Karen Frost is going to make me like fantasy stories if she keeps this up. Daughter of Fire: The Darkness Rising, the second book in the Destiny and Darkness series is definitely action packed. The second book begins where the first book in the series, Daughter of Fire: Conspiracy of the Dark left off.

    Aeryn, a young war mage-in-training, Lyse, a healer-in-training mage who Aeryn is attracted to, and several of her fellow students are facing grave danger as they discover a threat to the kingdom. The danger increases as they discover more and more of the evil plot and who is involved. Aeryn must eventually decide what she is willing to sacrifice to save a kingdom she doesn’t really feel a part of.

    The first book in this series really was the world building part of the story. This book is where the action takes place, and there is a lot of action. This tale has intrigue, betrayal, conspiracy, and murder. There is also friendship, love, heroism, and sacrifice. In other words, you have all the elements of a fantastic story.

    This is not a standalone novel. You really need to read both books in the series to understand and enjoy the overall story. Both novels are worth reading. I marked this as a young adult book, but I can tell you honestly that this (mumble, mumble) year old enjoyed the novel just as much as any of you young whipper snappers will, so don’t take that designation to heart. This is a story for all ages. Now, get off my lawn and go read these books.

    I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.

  2. Karola


    ***free ARC
    After the first book I was really curious about this book. And Karen Frost did a very good job. Fascinating with all the parts that needs a good action book. All the young mages fighting against the old ones which are trying to take over the city and more. I‘m really looking forward to book number 3.

  3. Carolyn McBride


    This is the second book in Karen Frost’s world of gifted students at Windhall University. This one picks up right where the first one left off, so you might want to read that one first if you haven’t already.

    This book is a natural growth from the first, resolving the storylines from its predecessor, but developing angst and mystery all its own. Ah, the angst of young love… The pacing of this book is faster than the first. This one builds on the foundation built in #1 (Conspiracy of The Dark), and we see the growth of Aeryn, Lyse and their friends. A secondary character takes up the mantle of his destiny as well, while others try to reshape their destinies and the Kingdom around them. The characters were all very well drawn, motivations were clear and as always, the world-building was exquisite.

    There will be a book three, and I have to say, I’m glad. I was totally swept up in the world, the characters we have come to know and root for and I can’t wait to see how the war is resolved. If you enjoy well-written fantasy with a hint of darkness, danger, and dashing pacing; this book is for you.

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