The timepiece ticks and the hour wanes...
The day fades and the night weakens, bringing with it a new dawn we may never see.
The annihilation of New Haven was only the beginning. With King Cyrus still on the loose and a forbidden past still yet to be discovered, Echo Abbeny is finding that her entire existence relies solely on one thing—the acceptance of her gifts as hybrid and the godly abilities she can’t even begin to understand. Or control. Ayden and Kahl are both destined for her love and won’t stop until they’ve claimed her heart, and they’re proving to be an even greater temptation than she could have ever dreamed. And when rumors of a mysterious kingdom in the Sunken City begin to spread like wildfire, spurring chaos between the Xavians, the race against the King and the clock begins…
In the third and final installment of The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, the hour is of the essence, every move will be watched, and death lurks at every corner. A war will be fought and there will be blood to pay. As one of the last oracles on earth, Echo will have to trust herself like never before.
Shona's review 4 of 5 stars
This is the third and final instalment in Richards Bleeding Heart Trilogy. Fleeting Fires is set just a few short months after Burning Bridges and Echo has grown so much in this time she almost isn't the same girl. Richards has packed so much in to this portion of Echo's story that it's possible for the reader to feel like they are on the road with Echo and her people, never stopping, never slowing down always on the go. And for those moments when we are standing still, like Echo you feel a sense of urgency and a need to keep reading.
The reason I haven't given this book the full 5 stars is because there were a few issues with some of the characters timeline. From people who shouldn't be able to remember the things they can, to people that just don't seem to fit with their story... I know that things all become clear as the story progresses, but I noticed the issues as I was reading and I felt that the characters should also have noticed.. which would have made reading easier for me.. as it was I was so confused and adamant that I must have missed something, to the point that I reread whole passages.
Something that also added to my confusion is the fact that it has been so long since I read Deceiving Destiny (18 months) so some of the details I was a little vague with, so I strongly recommend that you give the first two books a reread before embarking on this the final leg of Echo Abbeny's journey.
Richards writing has progressed so much in the last two years since writing Burning Bridges, I cant wait to see how it develops over the next two years.