Join in on Henrietta’s last adventure in A SORROW FIERCE AND FALLING!
Jessica Cluess‘ Kingdom on Fire trilogy will soon draw to an exciting close with the final book, A Sorrow Fierce and Falling. Henrietta, who is now engaged to Blackwell, discovers a terrible secret that will make her go on a journey that will decide her future.
The cover for A Sorrow Fierce and Falling has been revealed, and it’s a gorgeous one. Just like the previous books in the trilogy, it sports a dark backdrop with a flower as the main focus of the cover. In this case, there is a flower with some of its petals and pink/red liquid (like blood?) flying outward in a brutal, explosive look.
There is also an excerpt that you can read below that shows an enticing interaction between Henrietta and Blackwell. Henrietta may have just discovered something strange and terrifying about Sorrow-fell, but the two will hardly have time to think on it as another possible threat approaches.
“Henrietta.” Blackwood sounded both surprised and awed to see me.
We stared at one another. Lord, he was… well. He was everything a young bride on her wedding day should want. His morning coat was dark green, which set off the brilliant color of his eyes. Tan breeches tucked into gleaming boots defined his strong, slender legs. The cut of his suit hugged his broad shoulders and tapered waist. His night-black hair had been combed back, and a lock fell before his eyes.
I felt myself flush. A part of me wanted nothing more than to drag him to the chapel, marry him, and only then tell him what I had discovered.
Sometimes, I hated being rational.
“It’s bad luck to see you before the ceremony.” Blackwood strode over, taking me into his arms. I hadn’t realized how cold I was until he enveloped me in his warmth.
“Not all traditions are important,” he whispered, and kissed me. The dark, nameless desire that slept inside me awoke, eager for more and more of his touch. When we broke apart, I laid my head on his chest.
“You’re distracting me.” I smiled.
“Not from anything too important, I hope,” he whispered in my ear. God, why did my resolve weaken with his touch? He kissed my cheek, then captured my mouth with his again. I wanted to forget everything else; indeed, I could barely recall why I’d come. A small voice inside me reminded me that there’d be plenty of time for this later.
“I need to tell you something.” I broke away to compose myself. “About the old druid lands.”
You can find out more about the book by reading the synopsis taken from Goodreads below:
It’s time for war.
After suffering terrible losses, Henrietta and Lord Blackwood have led their warriors to Sorrow-Fell, a vast estate where only those invited by a Blackwood may enter–and the ideal place to plan a final assault against the Ancients.
It’s time for a wedding.
Henrietta nervously awaits her marriage to Blackwood, but when the ritual to become his bride reveals a dark secret, she realizes that Sorrow-Fell is not a safe haven; it’s a trap. Convincing the sorcerers of this, however, is not easy. So with Maria, the true chosen one, and Magnus, the young man who once stole her heart, at her side, Henrietta plots a dangerous journey straight into the enemy’s lair. Some will live. Some will die. All will be tested.
In this stunning conclusion to the Kingdom on Fire series, Henrietta must choose between the love from her past, the love from her present, and a love that could define her future. While battles rage, the fate of the kingdom rests on her decision: Will she fall or rise up to become the woman who saves the realm?
It’s time for Henrietta to make her stand.
A Sorrow Fierce and Falling hits bookshelves on October 16, 2018. You can pre-order a copy via Amazon.