Flame in the Dark
Book 3, A Soulwood Novel
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Set in the same world as Faith Hunter’s New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, the third, thrilling Soulwood novel stars Nell Ingram, who draws her powers from deep within the earth.
Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she’s been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth. When she met Jane Yellowrock, her entire life changed, and she was recruited into PsyLED—the Homeland Security division that polices paranormals. But now her newly formed unit is about to take on its toughest case yet.
A powerful senator barely survives an assassination attempt that leaves many others dead—and the house he was visiting burns to the ground. Invisible to security cameras, the assassin literally disappears, and Nell’s team is called in. As they track a killer they know is more—or less—than human, they unravel a web of dark intrigue and malevolent motives that tests them to their limits and beyond.
A great 3rd book!
Nell has quickly become one of my favorite characters in fiction. I have read Jane Yellowrock for years and LOVE her, but Nell is just an easier character to connect to. She continues to grow and discover who she is in this, the third book in the Soulwood series.
The pacing of the story is spot on, I never felt an urge to put it down or take a break and never was like "Can we just get on with it already???" The mystery that is the framework for Nell's continued growth is interesting and well developed, but what I really enjoy is continuing to watch Nell grow from the "church woman" into herself. That she embraces some of who she was before, while growing well beyond the limiting parts of her background.
The continuing development of the secondary and tertiary characters is spot on as well. I'm a sucker for good background character that are more than just archetypes!
As many others have said I finished the book and then went back to the beginning of the series and started over.
Faith Hunter always delivers!
The third novel in the Soulwood series focuses mostly on the Paranormal procedural aspect. The main character, Nell, has a really unique earth magic and grew up very sheltered in a polygamist cult. There’s satisfying character development for Nell as she grows into her independence as a strong woman in a modern world and growing to accept and cherish her otherness. I highly suggest reading the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter, too, as there’s some character overlap.