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Flames of Chaos (Legacy of the Nine Realms Book 1)

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Will Knox let go of the memories of the past, driving his need for revenge that will destroy the pretty little witch he craves, or will he push the boundaries to fight for and claim what is his by right? Either way, war is inevitable. And nothing will stop him from reaching for what is his. The last whole Chaos Flame you can obtain is from an optional (and dangerous) challenge that requires you to take on one of the Berserker Gravestones and defeat the formidable Haklangr the Bearded. Knox has ulterior motives for being in Haven Falls and never expected the little witch to show up and brazenly challenge his rule. I’m annoyed with the ending, not because it is a cliffhanger, but because the major choices the male illogically makes.

Flame of Chaos is the debut novel in the Legacy of the Nine Realms series. Aria is not any ordinary witch; she comes from a ruling family of witches and is a descendant of Hecate. Her family gave their kingdoms to others and relocated to another world. They’ve outdone themselves doing the right thing in the coven, and when evil threatens their existence, Aria decides to return home and try to make things right. Unfortunately, the mess caused by Aria’s ancestors is about to come and haunt her. When Knox calls her, Arian knows that he has an agenda. Knox declared himself a king in their absence, and now she can’t trust him anymore. Knox feels connected to Aria, but unfortunately, she doesn’t fit his revenge plans. Hutchins considers herself to be a coffee addict as she drinks a lot of the “magical potion” that is coffee and uses the drink to help her create the magical worlds that inhabit her books. The author runs a fan group on facebook where she can often be found hanging out with her fans.The Flame of Chaos was created by the Witch of Izalith when she attempted to use her Lord Soul to recreate the First Flame [1]. When she was unable to control it, she was consumed by it and transformed into the Bed of Chaos, mother of all Demons [2]. Most of her children were similarly consumed and transformed into monstrosities; her daughter Quelana, however, escaped and used the Flame of Chaos to create the art of Pyromancy [3]. Sorry for talking about those books as this is a completely separate series, I genuinely just love Amelias style of characters.

Aria doesn’t let anyone define, control or shape her to fit their needs or views, and she doesn’t play around or bow to anyone. On the other hand, Knox is a monster in body and never minds doing horrible things as long as he achieves his goal. Amelia outdid herself in this novel, creating a complex roller coaster ride filled with emotions. Aria is a strong and selfless character and is determined to correct the wrongs committed by her ancestors even when she is being hunted.

When everyone is pushing her to become the villain they claim her to be, will she be able to become the monster the realms need? Sparks fly when the two enter a fiery battle of wills as Aria learns she is more than just a witch in the Hecate bloodline; she is much, much more. If you are new to Amelia I envy you. You will fall in love and read all the books she has out there. The 1st is with the pacing in some areas. The dragging of certain scenes; while not expanding more on the FMC's family history, was disappointing. I'm not sure if I missed discussions or if the info was so briefly discussed that it got lost in everything else going on (esp. when this story is mainly from the FMC's/Aria's POV). After Aria realizes who Knox truly is, she is ready to keep her family safe and ensure he doesn’t catch her. Knox can’t explain his attraction to Aria even because he knows that she isn’t good for him. They are enemies and can never be together. Aria isn’t ready to stop the battle and uses any strength and power she possesses to wage war on Knox and his men.

He has always thought that everything would be easy by just starting a war stage that he’s been planning for more than five hundred years. He knows that she’s his enemy, but something in her calls him, igniting his cold heart. He was wrong to think that he would take her out so easily. Aria’s in the hands of her enemies, and things are going from bad to worse. Those who she thought were allies have become enemies, and enemies have become allies. On top of that, Knox’s history is unraveling, and it might just be Aria’s undoing. Oh my goodness this book was amazing!!! I have read all of books in the Fae series by Amelia Hutchins so I had high expectations already going into this but it just blew my mind.Amelia Hutchins has written a fascinating story about a man who makes readers experience the thin line between love and hate. Aria is an amazing heroine and a badass giving the readers everything they want. Even though she’s vulnerable, she doesn’t let people walk over her.

Aria and her sisters return to the Human Realm of Haven Falls to find one of their own that’s gone missing. They soon discover things have changed in the Human Realm and that nothing is what it seems, including Knox, the egotistical, self-centered, frustratingly gorgeous man who declared himself King during their absence. Mainly because I've experienced too many unbalanced stories w/ horribly overdramatic characters & scenes. This PNR subgenre can be a beautiful journey, if authored well. Torrin set the trap, but he never expected her to walk into it. Alexandria manages to ignite something in him that he thought was long gone. He knows that he shouldn’t want her, but he does. Both find themselves thrown into a ploy that neither is meant to survive. The two will need to work together if they hope to defeat this darkness. If they don’t their world will come crashing down around them.Sparks fly when the two enter a fiery battle of wills as Aria learns she is more than just a witch in the Hecate bloodline; she is much, much, more. Right now I’m wondering can I wait for the audio releases of the next 2 books? I may try as like I said, that version was superb! One of the best audiobooks I’ve listened too. Good narration is key even when the story is beyond epic. Knox and Aria are both interesting, and their chemistry is off the charts. The story is told from two points of view with complex twists and turns. Even though Aria and Knox seem to despise each other, they are drawn to each other and cause trouble everywhere. Knox is one of those characters with elicit strong feelings. He’s on a mission, so his plans get a huge wrench when Aria shows up. When he thought he had everything under control, Knox receives something more than he has ever thought after meeting Aria Hecate.

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