Flame and Ash by Morgan Brice - Audiobook Review
Kale Williams narrates Brice's latest fantasy romance
Morgan Brice cleverly weaves a Romeo and Juliet romance mixed with magic and a road trip. The witch mythology was really well crafted and fitted in well in this universe Brice has created. Seth and Evan's romance was so perfectly written so naturally and I enjoyed how Brice found a balance between the small intimate character moments and the danger being in a relationship for them is.
Kale Williams had a brilliant voice for narration. His tone and performance range complimented this story nicely, shifting between soothing and emotional with ease. I would definitely listen to more books narrated by him.
As I stated, Brice has a great voice for combining detailed fantasy world-building alongside a grounded love story. It was a fast, but enjoyable listen. I would rate this a THREE-STAR read!
The hunters become the hunted when the witch knows they're coming to get him, and has deadly plans of his own.
One hundred years ago, a sheriff's posse killed dark warlock Rhyfel Gremory, but his witch-disciples escaped, and their magic made them nearly immortal. To keep their power, each year one of the witch-disciples kills a descendant of one of the men in the posse, a 12-year cycle that has cost dozens of lives, including that of Seth Tanner's brother, Jesse.
Seth rescued Evan Malone from one of the witches, and they've fallen in love despite the danger and chaos, going on the road to complete the quest and bring an end to the ritual murders. Their relationship is new, their emotions are raw, and the danger is real. It's a challenge to find their way as a couple while they're on the road together in the close quarters of Seth's RV, training in magic and combat skills to fight off a supernatural killer.
Their quest to stop a century-long killing spree takes them to a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They're ahead of the sacrifice cycle, with plans to stop the murders and kill the dark witch. Only this time, the hunters become the hunted when the witch knows they're coming to get him, and has deadly plans of his own.
- Title: Flame and Ash
- Author: Morgan Brice
- Publisher: Darkwind Press
- Narrator: Kale Williams
- Release Date: March 16, 2021
- Genre: Urban fantasy MM paranormal romance
- Trope/s: ghosts, magic, supernatural, monster hunters, established and evolving relationship
- Themes: Trust, found family, healing from past loss, letting go of grief and guilt, learning to be a couple
- Heat Rating: 4 flames
- Length: 6 hours and 6 minutes
- It can be read as a standalone, although it is the fourth book in the Witchbane series.
About the Author
Morgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy male/male paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy, and together with co-author hubby Larry N. Martin, steampunk and comedic horror, all of which have less romance, more explosions. Characters from her Gail books make frequent appearances in secondary roles in her Morgan books, and vice versa.
On the rare occasions Morgan isn’t writing, she’s either reading, cooking, or spoiling two very pampered dogs.