My rating: 4 of 5 stars
*I received a free copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review*
This is the second in the Inheritance series by Amelia Faulkner and I would not recommend it to be read as a standalone, as you would miss too much of the back story and Laurence’s background, as well as how our unlikely couple met.
In this second instalment we focus mainly on Quentin’s story. We start off a short while after book 1 finished. Both are recovered from Jack’s attack, both are sober and have been for weeks on end and Laurence is frustrated and horny as Quentin’s issues will not allow any intimacies beyond kissing.
Out jogging Quentin meets a mysterious stranger, who attempt to mug him with no success. The stranger later seeks Quentin out again, laying out the fact, that he is another psychic and a self proclaimed Robin Hood, who steals from the rich to feed and care for gifted children.
Quentin’s brother shows up in San Diego and Quentin has to figure out how to stop running from his past or else to live without Laurence.
This story was great. Gripping from the get go and I loved that it was mainly centered around Quentin and his powers and personal growth. Don’t get me wrong, there is loads of action and suspense too, but mainly this is a story of Quentin coming into his powers. Magnificently so. There are still layers and layers of vulnerability and secrets to be discovered about him and his past, but the parts that are revealed in Knight of Flames, shows a man that moves in leaps and bounds from the person we first met at the beginning of Jack of Thorns.
Once again Ms. Faulkner leaves us with enough of a HFN ending to satisfy, but also with an alluring tidbit of what’s to come, which will leave you chomping at the bit for the next book in the series!
4-4.5 stars. A warmly recommended series so far. Cannot wait to continue.